Council of Europe’s Committee of Roma experts meet

During the 4th meeting of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on Roma Issues (CAHROM), the thematic group discussions focused on Roma and housing, education, freedom of movement related developments.

The situation of Roma in 11 EU Member States - Survey results at a glance - Factsheet

In brief / Factsheet
This factsheet presents the first results of the surveys based on an analysis of only part of the available data. The results presented are a first step in addressing the severe lack of data on the socio-economic situation of Roma in the EU and the fulfilment of their rights.

Respect for and protection of persons belonging to minorities 2008-2010

Respect for and protection of persons belonging to minorities 2008-2010
Report / Paper / Summary
This report examines what the Treaty of Lisbon means for the protection of minorities, and the policies the EU has recently adopted in this field. It provides evidence of the still persistent phenomenon of discrimination found in many areas of life, including employment, housing, healthcare and education.


In these analytical country reports the 15 RAXEN National Focal Points presented findings regarding discrimination of migrants and minorities in the Education sector.These reports  are the basis for a FRA comparative report "Migrants, Minorities and Education".
  • United Kingdom
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Roma and Travellers in Public Education - Executive summary

The objective of this report is to present an overview of the situation regarding access to education of Roma and Traveller pupils in the European Union focusing on primary and secondary public education.

Migrants, Minorities and Education

Report / Paper / Summary
The Agency commissioned the material for this report from its National Focal Points in 15 EU Member States. The report constitutes a unique collection of evidence on various forms of discrimination and disadvantage experienced by migrants and minorities in the education sector. The Report finds that migrant and minority ethnic groups are over-represented in educational establishments with lower academic demands, have higher drop out rates, lower school completion rates, and sometimes even face segregation into 'special needs schools'. As well as documenting inequality, discrimination and process of exclusion, the report also examples of good practices in the field of education. The report finishes with selected recommendations for the EU and its Member States.