New Fact Sheet on the situation of Roma in Spain

Written by Secretariat on .

The discrimination against the Roma community is perceptible and attitudes have hardened since the economic crisis has severely affected Spain. According to a survey conducted by El Mundo, 40% of the Spanish would not tolerate a Roma as neighbor.

Spain is commonly accepted as a role model when it comes to the Roma Inclusion within Europe. Yet, despite several projects, policies and actions undertaken by the government and mostly by non-governmental organisations, this common idea should be reevaluated.

The Roma community in Spain, today, is still disadvantaged regarding the majority population in all fields of life: education, employment, housing, health and access to public services.

Full text of the report is available here.

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