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Conclusion of the “Rom21: Young Roma of the 21st century” project

Conclusion of the “Rom21: Young Roma of the 21st century” project

On Friday 3 June, the Rom21 project sponsored by the Fundació Pere Closa concluded with a ceremony at the Badalona History Museum that was hosted by the city’s mayor. The Fundació Privada Pere Closa (FPPC) began its work with children and young people in the late 1990s by supporting the education of Romani students. After […]

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Students graduating from the compulsory secondary education programme sponsored by the Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People in Catalonia

Students graduating from the compulsory secondary education programme sponsored by the Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People in Catalonia

The graduation ceremony for Roma studying for the compulsory secondary education certificate for students over the age of 18 sponsored by the Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People in Catalonia was held on 20 May. The education of family members of school-age children has been recognised as successful by the European Commission. This event was […]

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Roma pupils from GAU sit university entrance exams

Roma pupils from GAU sit university entrance exams

Last weekend a group of sixteen Roma took the university entrance exam for students over the age of 25 at the Bellaterra campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. For more than one year, almost twenty Roma students have prepared to sit university entrance exams, thanks to an initiative included within the Comprehensive Plan for […]

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Jelen Amador awarded First Prize in the Young Sociologists Competition

Jelen Amador awarded First Prize in the Young Sociologists Competition

Jelen Amador, a Romani PhD student, has won the Young Sociologists Prize awarded by the Institute of Catalan Studies as part of the Sant Jordi Prize 2016. Maria Jerusalen Amador (Zona Franca, 25 years of age), a Roma and PhD student in sociology at the University of Barcelona, has been awarded the first prize in […]

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