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The EU project "No Segregation" will focus on the school segregation of Roma [editar]

This will be part of the core work of the FSG for the period 2020-21. Within this project researches and other actions will be developed aiming to identify school segregation and extract good practices for desegregation. Then, training of key agents and dissemination of the results will come during a second stage of the project.
The project is leaded by Amalipe in asociation with ERIO and FSG and funded by European Commission DG Justice.


The EU project

The knowledge and experience provided by partners both Amalipe (Bulgaria) and ERIO (Belgium) are another of the added values ​​of the project.

The commitment to the education of Roma children has always been one of the pillars of the FSG's work as it proves the size and results of the Promociona program that we have been developing for 10 years throughout Spain. This Promociona programme aims at the academic promotion of Roma students and for this, it works with not only with the students and their families but also with  professionals of the educational system (teachers, directors, counselors ...). However, there are other factors such as school segregation that crucially affect the education of Roma children and that must be addressed in a systemic way and with the collaboration of institutions that have the power to solve these problems.

From the FSG we have been working for some time to raise awareness of the consequences of the school segregation suffered by the Roma through campaigns such as "I do not want a segregated school" or directly in our work with agents related to the education system.

Now, with the “No Segregation” project, we want to go one step further and carry out a research that will provide data on the state of segregation in certain areas (this project does not have the capacity to cover the entire Spanish territory), but that it will provide reliable data on how Spanish Roma children are being educated and will also focus on the schooling of Roma students coming from Eastern Europe and the inclusive capacity of our school system.

This same research will be carried out in Belgium and Bulgaria and in addition to the cited data, a compendium of good educational practices will be extracted to address school segregation. In addition, during the process there will be meetings with expert entities on the subject that will guide us in the process and a meeting to validate the data and experiences extracted.

At this point in the project, training will be done for key agents and dissemination of good practices. There will be a platform with online content so that it can be used by all interested persons (parents, students, teachers, administration staff ...) and an awareness campaign on the problem of school segregation of Roma children will be disseminated.

The project started in November and some actions has been already taken. A first meeting of the partners took place in Sofia where we could visit some examples of segregation of Roma students and how they are working this situation. In addition a meeting with the Minister of Education of Bulgaria was arranged, this ministry will be supporting the project in Bulgaria.
The research has already started in Spain and we will share with you the results of the project. 

meeting with the Bulgarian Minister of Education
meeting with the Bulgarian Minister of Education

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