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The roma ethnic minority in poland and polish government policy towards the roma

Ministry of Interior and AdministrationDepartment for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities

  • The Roma ethnic minority in Poland

  • and Polish Government policy towards the Roma


The roma ethnic minority in poland and polish government policy towards the roma

Ministry of Interior and AdministrationDepartment for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities

AGENDA

1. Situation of Roma community in Poland

2. Actions undertaken bythePolish Government relating to Roma

2.1. Programme for the Roma community in Poland

2.2. 'Roma component' HR OP

3. Team for the Roma Affairs


The roma ethnic minority in poland and polish government policy towards the roma

Ministry of Interior and AdministrationDepartment for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities

- 12 731 declared Roma minority membership

- 15 657 declared use of Roma language at home

(Source: National Census, 2002)

Number of Roma population in Poland


The roma ethnic minority in poland and polish government policy towards the roma

Ministry of Interior and AdministrationDepartment for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities

  • Pilot government programme for the Roma community in Małopolska Voivodship for the years 2001-2003

  • Act on national and ethnic minorities and on a regional language (2005)

  • Programme for the Roma community in Poland (2004-2013)


The roma ethnic minority in poland and polish government policy towards the roma

Ministry of Interior and AdministrationDepartment for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities

Programme for the Roma community in Poland

  • 2.5 million EURO (reserve of the State’s budget)

  • 150 thousand EURO (budget of the Ministry of National Education )

  • 100 thousand EURO (budget of the Ministry of Interior and Administration)

    2001-2010 → 17 million EURO


The roma ethnic minority in poland and polish government policy towards the roma

Ministry of Interior and AdministrationDepartment for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities

Programme for the Roma communityin period 2004-2010


The roma ethnic minority in poland and polish government policy towards the roma

Ministry of Interior and AdministrationDepartment for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities

8 areasof Programme for the Roma community in Poland

1. education,

2. improvement of living and social conditions,

3. health,

4. prevention of unemployment,

5. safety,

6. culture,

7. increasing public awarenessof the Roma community,

8. civic education of the Roma.


The roma ethnic minority in poland and polish government policy towards the roma

Ministry of Interior and AdministrationDepartment for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities

1. EDUCATION

*Roma education assistants and learning support teachers,

*educational programmes for the Roma parents and children including psychological and pedagogical consultancy,

*catch-up classes in various subjects,

*speech and language (pathology) therapy classes,

*holiday camps & trips,

*material help,

*community centres,

* scholarships for students and pupils.


The roma ethnic minority in poland and polish government policy towards the roma

Ministry of Interior and AdministrationDepartment for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities

2. IMPROVEMENT OF LIVING AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS

* renovation of properties (flats),

* building & buying houses,

* providing connection to sewage and water supply systems.


The roma ethnic minority in poland and polish government policy towards the roma

Ministry of Interior and AdministrationDepartment for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities

3. HEALTH

* employment of community nurses,

* providing health checks and protective vaccinations,

* organisation of the so-called “white days”.


The roma ethnic minority in poland and polish government policy towards the roma

Ministry of Interior and AdministrationDepartment for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities

4. PREVENTION OF UNEMPLOYMENT

* establishing new workplaces,

*subsidising workplaces for the Roma,

* intervention work,

* training.


The roma ethnic minority in poland and polish government policy towards the roma

Ministry of Interior and AdministrationDepartment for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities

6. CULTURE

AND

7. PROMOTING PUBLIC AWARENESSOF THE ROMA COMMUNITY

*festivals,

*publication of a magazine partly issued in the Roma language,

*book publications,

*theatre performance, etc.


The roma ethnic minority in poland and polish government policy towards the roma

Ministry of Interior and AdministrationDepartment for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities

PUBLICATIONS


The roma ethnic minority in poland and polish government policy towards the roma

Ministry of Interior and AdministrationDepartment for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities

  • 8. CIVIC EDUCATION OF THE ROMA

  • *Citizens Advice Centres,

  • *technical support for the Roma NGO,

  • *arrangement of consultation meetings etc.


The roma ethnic minority in poland and polish government policy towards the roma

Ministry of Interior and AdministrationDepartment for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities

* 2008-2010 → 11 meetings

* TOPICS → funding of actions for the Roma (the Programme, “Roma component”), education of the Roma children and youths, discrimination in public live, etc.

Team for the Roma Affairs

* established in 2008

* representatives of thegovernment administration and twenty-two Roma representatives


The roma ethnic minority in poland and polish government policy towards the roma

Ministry of Interior and AdministrationDepartment for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities

Thank you for your attention

Andrzej Marciniak

Deputy Director

www.mswia.gov.pl

[email protected]


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