2005 - 2006 IPF Fellow
Affiliation: Trainer in lobby and advocacy issues for South-Eastern Europe programme, Minority Rights Group International, London; Project Coordinator at Media Diversity Institute, London
2005 - 2006: East-West Roma migration and the "culture of poverty"
The objectives of the project are to conduct in-depth studies of European, international and national responses to Roma migration from South-East Europe and their impact on the actual socio-economic situation of Roma; research and analyze whether and to what extent improvements in the situations of Roma in their country of origin are related to East-West migration of Roma communities; define and attempt to clarify whether the "culture of poverty" is an incentive for Roma migration, focusing on Roma access to public health; and write a research paper and policy study including policy recommendations for national governments and international institutions dealing with Roma issue, particular on migration, such as International Organization of Migration, UNDP, World Bank.
Working groups: Public Health Policy, Human Rights Policy, Migration Policy, Roma Policy
Relevant countries: Romania, Slovakia