15 June 2021 - 15 June 2021
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Zoom Seminar Link
Despite EU policies and mandates promoting Roma inclusion, Roma people remain the “outsider” and the marginalised poor of Europe across all borders, and irrespective of their status as citizens, indigenous minorities or immigrants in other EU countries. Consequently, the suggestions and demands of the Roma Congress remain valid today. Discrimination and antigypsyism have been a major barrier for the successful implementation of EU and local Roma inclusion policies, and benevolent efforts to reduce prejudice are often unsuccessful or even backfire.
PolRom aimed to identify the effect of the current political discourse on people’s attitudes and behavioural intentions. Specifically, to identify best practices of efficient and sustainable anti-discrimination interventions to counter the mobilisation for nationalist (anti-Roma) movements and support Roma initiatives and Roma right movements, as well as increase a sense of Polresponsibility to engage in pro-social forms of action by the non-Roma majority populations. We developed a new and reliable measure of antigypsyism, and conducted representative surveys in five European countries, created the evaluation criteria of existing anti-discrimination programmes, analysed mainstream political discourse about the Roma in collaboration with local NGOs.
Based on the insights of psychological science and current empirical findings, we developed a toolkit for designing anti-discrimination interventions targeting the entire chain of institutionalised racism: from political narratives, to majority group’s attitudes and behaviours of discrimination and prejudice against Roma, but also to the promotion of pro-Roma collective action.
You can find more details on the project webpage: https://polrom.eu/
Eötvös Loránd University
University of Limerick
Slovak Academy of Sciences