First Years, First Priority Campaign, Lead author: ISSA
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European Union
Francesca Colombo,

Young Roma Children and their families

Young Roma children have an equal right to thrive. The fulfillment of this right calls for urgent and comprehensive measures and coordinated public investment. However, there is general concern about how effective Roma inclusion policy measures are at the European level.

Developed by the First Years, First Priority Campaign, this Thematic Paper includes:
  • Key findings from the REYN Early Childhood Research Study and key recommendations at the EU and country level
  • Snapshot of mainstream and targeted EU policies related to young Roma children
  • Examples of national policies and programs in Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Serbia and Spain
  • Key priorities for unlocking young Roma children’s potential