The Fundamental Rights Position of Roma and Travellers in the European Union (factsheet)31/08/2010 - 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.
Some 10-12 million Roma and Travellers are currently living in the European Union. Almost all of the Roma and Travellers living in the European Union are EU citizens and have the same rights as any other EU citizen. The Roma make up the largest ethnic minority in the EU. Minorities have a specific mention in the Treaty of Lisbon and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Evidence has shown that they are more likely to face discrimination and social exclusion than majority populations.
Read more in the factsheet downloadable at the end of this page.
- Visit our webpage on Roma and Travellers
- See also our Data in Focus Report 1: The Roma - The first EU-MIDIS ‘Data in Focus’ report examining discrimination and victimisation experienced by the Roma.
Note: additional languages of this factsheet will be available soon.