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‘Play for Inclusion’ Handbook and Activity Cards

Professional development is key to the quality and impact of any ECEC service. Professionals working with refugee children need appropriate knowledge, competencies, and skills to build safe environments and promote the integration and well-being of distressed children and their caregivers.

The ‘Play for Inclusion’ Handbook and Activity Cards is a new resource for practitioners who work in non-formal early childhood education and care (ECEC) services supporting the integration and psychosocial well-being of young refugee children and their caregivers. Read here for more information.

The Handbook and Activity Cards are available in English, Croatian, Slovak, and Ukrainian. Translations in other languages will be available soon.

Roma in 10 European Countries – Main results

This report presents findings from FRA’s 2021 survey on Roma in Croatia, Czechia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain, as well as in North Macedonia and Serbia. The survey includes interviews with more than 8,400 Roma, collecting information on more than 20,000 individuals living in their households. By focusing on Roma, the survey provides unique data and information that are not available from European general population surveys, which do not disaggregate on grounds of ethnic origin. The findings present a bleak but familiar picture of exclusion, deprivation, discrimination and racism.

Key findings

  1. Manifestations of antigypsyism: Discrimination, harassment and violence
  2. Poverty and social exclusion
  3. Reporting discrimination, awareness of rights and trust in public institutions
  4. Education
  5. Employment
  6. Health
  7. Housing

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Young Roma Children Status in Belgium | Infographic

The overall results of the REYN Early Childhood Research Study in Belgium are represented in this infographic, showing at a glance the status of young Roma children in the country.

Data collected in focus groups and interviews with Roma families with young children, and professionals working with them show the high levels of discrimination that young Roma children are still facing, and their situation according to key areas that impact the child’s development:

* family and living environment

* health and well-being

* safety and security

* early learning

* responsive parenting.

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Young Roma Children Status in Slovakia | Infographic

The overall results of the REYN Early Childhood Research Study in Slovakia are represented in this infographic, showing at a glance the status of young Roma children in the country.

Data collected in interviews with Roma families with young children, and professionals working with them show the high levels of discrimination that young Roma children are still facing, and their situation according to key areas that impact the child’s development:

* family and living environment

* health and well-being

* safety and security

* early learning

* responsive parenting

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Young Roma children status in Serbia | Infographic

The overall results of the REYN Early Childhood Research Study in Serbia are represented in this infographic, showing at a glance the status of young Roma children in the country.

Data collected in interviews with Roma families with young children, and professionals working with them show the high levels of discrimination that young Roma children are still facing, and their situation according to key areas that impact the child’s development:

* family and living environment

* health and well-being

* safety and security

* early learning

* responsive parenting

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Young Roma Children Status in Ukraine | Infographic

The overall results of the REYN Early Childhood Research Study in Ukraine are represented in this infographic, showing at a glance the status of young Roma children in the country.

Data collected in interviews with Roma families with young children, and professionals working with them show the high levels of discrimination that young Roma children are still facing, and their situation according to key areas that impact the child’s development:

* family and living environment

* health and well-being

* safety and security

* early learning

* responsive parenting

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Young Roma Children Status in Kosovo | Infographic

The overall results of the REYN Early Childhood Research Study in Kosovo are represented in this infographic, showing at a glance the status of young Roma children in the country.

Data collected in interviews with Roma families with young children, and professionals working with them show the high levels of discrimination that young Roma children are still facing, and their situation according to key areas that impact the child’s development:

* family and living environment

* health and well-being

* safety and security

* early learning

* responsive parenting

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