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It is estimated that about 40% of the Spanish Roma population is between 14 and 30 years old, so from the FSG is important to develop programs and activities that meet their needs and include the issue of Roma youth and the implementation of public policies for youth.

It is estimated that about 40% of the Spanish Roma population is between 14 and 30 years old, so from the FSG is important to develop programs and activities that meet their needs and include the issue of Roma youth and the implementation of public policies for youth.

Despite progress from the intercultural point of view, Roma youth is still in a situation of social exclusion for belonging to an ethnic minority that suffers the prejudices and stereotypes of the majority of the society, especially for young women. Young Roma often consider with apprehension the possibility of participating in spaces where there are no references of their own ethnicity.

The design, implementation and evaluation of youth policies have not had the needs and demands of Roma youth. This fact makes a large number of young Spanish men and women to not feel recognized as beneficiaries of the actions in favor of equal opportunities. It is therefore necessary to devote efforts and resources in order to ensure that the target population of programs aimed at youth is the Roma youth, and thus become active citizens of our society.

There is no specific study or research about the interests, concerns and situation of the Roma youth. However, we can take as particularly relevant data the one extracted from the Report of the Youth in Spain 2008 made by INJUVE to say that the Roma community suffers a high level of rejection by the whole of the Spanish young people.
As stated in the study, the Roma community is one of the most rejected groups by the Spanish youth, behind former offenders and former drug addicts. Furthermore, according to the CIS, 43% of respondents would be bothered much or enough to have Roma neighbors (Barometro 2005) and 51% said they felt little or no sympathy for Roma (2007 Discrimination Study)