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 were designed to mitigate and overcome the above-mentioned pitfalls and constraints and find a constructive solution.

The project was 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.

News

New article published: “Data: The Inequalities of Roma Population in Czechia”
16. 05. 2024

Online newspaper Seznam Zprávy has published an article about the situation of Roma population in Czech society based on the second sample survey results which were presented in Emmaus Monastery, April, 28th, 2024.

The articl is available here and is only in Czech.

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The Official Project Conclusion – Event
27. 03. 2024

On Monday, April 29th, at 1:00 PM, the official conclusion of the project Creating a system for quantitative data collection to evaluate the situation of Roma in Czech society will take place at the premises of the Emauzy Monastery. During the event, the results of the second wave of the Roma population survey will be presented, with an emphasis on evaluating indicators describing their situation in areas such as education, labor market, housing, etc.

If you have not received an official invitation to the event and are interested in participating, please contact us at kristina.kvapilova@rilsa.cz.

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2nd Wave of Data Collection Has Been Completed
27. 03. 2024

In February 2024, data collection was concluded as part of the second wave of the Roma population survey. Data analysis is currently underway. The survey results will be presented at the ceremonial conclusion of the project, which will take place on Monday, April 29th, starting at 1:00 PM at the premises of the Emauzy Monastery in Prague.

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