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FRA: Roma and Travellers face social exclusion and discrimination in housing
20/10/2009

A new report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) gives evidence that Roma and Travellers are strongly disadvantaged in private and social housing throughout the European Union. This includes discrimination in access to housing, poor housing conditions, segregation, and forced evictions. The FRA report highlights shortcomings and good practices across the EU. The FRA is of the opinion that Member States should pay higher attention to the issue of residential segregation and poor housing conditions. Member States and local authorities should implement existing anti-discrimination legislation and policies for Roma inclusion, and intensify their efforts to better inform the Roma of their rights, and involve them in the planning and implementation of housing policies.

Housing conditions of Roma and Travellers in the European Union - Comparative report

Housing conditions of Roma and Travellers in the European Union - Comparative report
Report / Paper / Summary
October
2009
The FRA report "Housing conditions of Roma and Travellers in the European Union" gives evidence that Roma and Travellers are strongly disadvantaged in private and social housing throughout the European Union. This includes discrimination in access to housing, poor housing conditions, segregation, and forced evictions.

Housing conditions of Roma and travellers in the EU

Status: 
Findings available
The objective of the project was to study the housing situation of Roma and Travellers across the EU, highlighting significant initiatives that improve their living conditions.

The Fundamental Rights position of Roma and Travellers in the European Union

The Fundamental Rights position of Roma and Travellers in the European Union
In brief / Factsheet
August
2010
This factsheet presents in a nutshell some of the key findings of the Fundamental Rights Agency's research on the situation of Roma and Travellers in the EU.

Migrants, Minorities and Housing

Report / Paper / Summary
January
2006
This report is based on information supplied by the FRA's national focal points, and it shows that across the EU 15 similar mechanisms of housing disadvantage and discrimination affect migrants and minorities, such as denying access to accommodation on the grounds of the applicant's skin colour, imposing restrictive conditions limiting access to public housing, or even violent physical attacks aimed at deterring minorities from certain neighbourhoods.

Country reports - Housing Conditions of Roma and Travellers

October
2009
These studies have been commissioned as background material for a comparative report on housing conditions of Roma and Travellers in EU Member States by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.
  • United Kingdom
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Case studies on specific housing initiatives for Roma and Travellers

Case studies on specific housing initiatives for Roma and Travellers
Report / Paper / Summary
October
2009
Case studies on specific housing initiatives for Roma and Travellers in the following countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Slovakia, Spain and United Kingdom.

Housing

January
2006
In these analytical country reports the 15 RAXEN National Focal Points presented findings regarding discrimination of migrants, minorities and Housing.
  • United Kingdom
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden