Creating a System for Quantitative Data Collection to Evaluate the Situation of Roma in Czech Society
Creating a System for Quantitative Data Collection to Evaluate the Situation of Roma in Czech society responds to the absence of valid ethnic data about the socio-economic situation of the Romani minority. Given that the collection of ethnically sensitive data is also associated with a range of ethical, methodological and legislative constraints, as well as insufficient legitimacy, the decision to collect such data has been postponed repeatedly. The absence of such data represents a long-term problem with respect to Czech integration policy aimed at the Roma minority, constituting the main reason for the difficulties associated with evaluation of fulfilment of its various objectives.
The project activities are designed to mitigate and overcome the above-mentioned pitfalls and constraints and find a constructive solution.
The project is supported by a Grant from the Peoples of Norway within via EEA and Norway Grants 2014–2021. It is a pre-defined project of strategic importance at the national level, and the objectives have been discussed with and approved by key actors of the Norway Grants implementation structure, i.e. the Financial Mechanisms Office and the Programme Operator. The main expert institutions of public administration were asked to implement it.
Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs, a public research institution, is the project promoter and is responsible for all its activities.
The period of realization: January 2020 until April 2024.
Key binding activities and main project outcomes:
- to conduct two surveys focused on the Roma population;
- and to create a methodology for collecting data about the socio-economic situation of the Roma population at the national level in order to evaluate its changes over time.
A draft of Sample Survey of Roma Population Results – Indicators Evaluation has been published. The results are presented in form of evaluated indicators with the aim of creating an overview of measured values and their comparison with values applicable to the general population.
The results are downloadable at Sample Surveys web section and are available only in Czech.
The publication Legal Analysis of the Conditions for Processing Personal Data Related to Ethnic Origin by JUDr. Veronika Gabrišová has been published. The analysis builds on Legislative Analysis of Ethnically Sensitive Data Collection in Terms of Personal Data Protection and deepens the topic of the personal data protection of special category with the emphasis on conditions under which they can be proceed depending on the nature of the institution which wants to process them.
The publication is downloadable at Publications web section and is available only in Czech.
Results Presentation of Sample Survey of the Roma Population took place 20th October 2020. The presentation was held at Emmaus Monastery in Prague.
Representatives of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic and its advisory board, ministries, donor representantives, academic and research institutions and as well as external expert whose participated in the implementation of sample survey, were invited to the event.
During the main program, the results from the first way of the Roma population sample survey were presented – selected findings were highlighted with the emphasis on evaluation of indicators describing the situation of Roma population in the areas education, labour market, poverty and material deprivation, health and discrimination.