ROMEDIN Newsletter nr. 3/ December 2014

In this issue of our ROMEDIN Newsletter we present aspects of our research: the participatory assessment of educational problems and needs in communities and at schools as action research, or as investigation through and for action; the aim, methods and the role of the research in the context of the whole project; running the first phase of ROMEDIN research; some preliminary (statistical) results.


Later on, in the February 2015 issue of ROMEDIN Newsletter we will present some preliminary conclusions and recommendations resulting from the participatory assessment of educational problems and needs in communities and at schools.

Buletin informativ ROMEDIN nr. 3/ decembrie 2014

În acest număr al Buletinului Informativ ROMEDIN, prezentăm aspecte ale micro-cercetării ROMEDIN: evaluarea participativă a nevoilor și problemelor educaționale în școli și comunități ca cercetare prin și pentru acțiune; scopul și metoda cercetării, precum și rolul acesteia în contextul întregului proiect; derularea primei etape a micro-cercetării și câteva rezultate preliminare.



În numărul din februarie 2015 al Buletinului informativ ROMEDIN vom prezenta concluziile preliminare și recomandările cadru rezultate din evaluarea participativă a problemelor și nevoilor educaționale identificate în comunități și în școli.

Faces and Causes of Roma Marginalization in Local Context, E-book

This new e-book edited by Julia Szalai and Violetta Zentai has been published by CEU CPS.

The book resulted from the contextual inquiry about Roma marginalization conducted in three countries. Foundation Desire acted as implementing partner from Romania. The Center for Policy Studies at the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) led the research initiative with contributions from experts of the UNDP Bratislava Regional Center. Two thematic programs of the Open Society Foundations—the Roma Initiatives Office and the Making the Most of EU Funds for Roma program—have provided support and funding.

The country reports presented as chapters in this volume are based on the much longer, English language final reports drafted for Phase 2 on Hungary, Romania, and Serbia. These reports are available upon request from the local organizations that implemented the research in the three target countries. The report on Romania (refering to 25 localities where we have conducted the Phase 2 research) is available in Romanian in a book published at EFES Cluj-Napoca (online accesibility:


Fight for housing justice

Romanian Roma – 4 Years Fighting for Justice, but Not Giving Up

A video-clip  spreading the voice of people from Romania fighting for social and housing justice:

The film was made on the 15th of December 2014 in Cluj-Napoca, with the occasion of the event by which Roma and non-Roma activists from Cluj and Bucharest commemorated together 4 years from the eviction of more than 300 persons from Coastei street.