Transition from education to employment of young Roma in nine EU Member States

Across the European Union, Member States are faced with the challenge of integrating Europe’s most deprived
and disenfranchised minority groups. As a follow up to the EU-MIDIS II findings on Roma, this report presents
FRA’s findings relating to the issues of education and employment. Encouraging Roma participation in education
and employment equips communities with higher incomes, better life opportunities and greater social inclusion.

Tackling exclusion, discrimination and anti-Gypsyism is key to achieving this, leading to better job security, benefits and income. There are other significant indicators highlighted in this report: socio-economic factors and socio-demographic factors. Ultimately, whether Roma are in education or employment, and whether their occupations can be described as so-called “decent work”, depends on a multitude of factors.