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1 Ministry of Interior and Administration Department for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities The Roma ethnic minority in Poland and Polish Government policy towards the Roma

2 Ministry of Interior and Administration Department for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities AGENDA 1. Situation of Roma community in Poland 2. Actions undertaken by the Polish Government relating to Roma 2.1. Programme for the Roma community in Poland 2.2. 'Roma component' HR OP 3. Team for the Roma Affairs

3 Ministry of Interior and Administration Department for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities declared Roma minority membership declared use of Roma language at home (Source: National Census, 2002) Number of Roma population in Poland

4 Ministry of Interior and Administration Department for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities Pilot government programme for the Roma community in Małopolska Voivodship for the years Act on national and ethnic minorities and on a regional language (2005) Programme for the Roma community in Poland ( )

5 Ministry of Interior and Administration Department for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities Programme for the Roma community in Poland 2.5 million EURO (reserve of the States budget) 150 thousand EURO (budget of the Ministry of National Education ) 100 thousand EURO (budget of the Ministry of Interior and Administration) million EURO

6 Ministry of Interior and Administration Department for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities Programme for the Roma community in period Number of actions Number of LG bodies and NGO Amount of funds (in milion PLN) 65,85,910,9 11

7 Ministry of Interior and Administration Department for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities 8 areas of Programme for the Roma community in Poland 1. education, 2. improvement of living and social conditions, 3. health, 4. prevention of unemployment, 5. safety, 6. culture, 7. increasing public awareness of the Roma community, 8. civic education of the Roma.

8 Ministry of Interior and Administration Department for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities 1. EDUCATION *Roma education assistants and learning support teachers, *educational programmes for the Roma parents and children including psychological and pedagogical consultancy, *catch-up classes in various subjects, *speech and language (pathology) therapy classes, *holiday camps & trips, *material help, *community centres, * scholarships for students and pupils.

9 Ministry of Interior and Administration Department for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities 2. IMPROVEMENT OF LIVING AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS * renovation of properties (flats), * building & buying houses, * providing connection to sewage and water supply systems.

10 Ministry of Interior and Administration Department for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities 3. HEALTH * employment of community nurses, * providing health checks and protective vaccinations, * organisation of the so-called white days.

11 Ministry of Interior and Administration Department for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities 4. PREVENTION OF UNEMPLOYMENT * establishing new workplaces, *subsidising workplaces for the Roma, * intervention work, * training.

12 Ministry of Interior and Administration Department for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities 6. CULTURE AND 7. PROMOTING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE ROMA COMMUNITY *festivals, *publication of a magazine partly issued in the Roma language, *book publications, *theatre performance, etc.

13 Ministry of Interior and Administration Department for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities PUBLICATIONS

14 Ministry of Interior and Administration Department for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities 8. CIVIC EDUCATION OF THE ROMA *Citizens Advice Centres, *technical support for the Roma NGO, *arrangement of consultation meetings etc.

15 Ministry of Interior and Administration Department for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities Team for the Roma Affairs * established in 2008 * representatives of the government administration and twenty-two Roma representatives * meetings * TOPICS funding of actions for the Roma (the Programme, Roma component), education of the Roma children and youths, discrimination in public live, etc.

16 Ministry of Interior and Administration Department for Denominations and National and Ethnic Minorities Thank you for your attention Andrzej Marciniak Deputy Director


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