March 26 and 27, 2015
Policy, Inclusion and Education Rights of Roma Children: Challenges and Successes in the EU and North America
The European Union Centre of Excellence, in conjunction with the Faculty of Education
The workshop will bring together researchers from Europe and North America who are actively involved in research on Roma inclusion and education policy, as well as practitioners in education policy and prominent members of Roma communities and Romani artists to share their research findings, their experiences and talents, and most of all to engage in a multi-faceted dialogue that has a potential to move the field forward in addressing the complex educational needs and rights of Roma children on both continents.
Although there are similar challenges facing the education systems in the EU, the USA and Canada in terms of meaningful inclusion of Roma children at all levels of education, there are also substantial differences in the approaches taken by each of the countries in the EU and each of the states and provinces in the USA and Canada.
These differences, rooted in the history of the countries as well as the current socio-political climate, include policies as well as practices that affect deeply the educational pathways possible for Roma children and the future opportunities they have to become fully engaged and contributing members of the countries in which they reside.
The dialogue is intended to provide space for sharing these similarities and differences and to learn from both.
The workshop will take place at:
Alumni House, University of Alberta,
11515 Saskatchewan Dr NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C4
March 26, 9:30 - 4:30
March 27, 9:00 - 4:00
Attendance is free, but requires registration. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event has been co-funded with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this announcement are the sole responsibility of the organizers of the event and can not be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.