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 Roma Social Integration Policies After a Quarter of a Century of Post-Communism in Romania

  • Theofild-Andrei Lazăr (West University of Timişoara, V. Parvan bd, no.4, 0256592171, E-mail:
  • Melinda Dincă (West University of Timisoara, V. Parvan Bd., no.5, 0256/592171, E-mail:
  • Roxana Ungureanu (West University of Timisoara, Social Work Department, B-dul Vasile Parvan no 4, Timisoara, Romania, Phone: 0040256592320, E-mail:

Roma populations’ social issues represent an important part of the Social Work system in Romania and the European Union. Poverty, discrimination, lack of education and unemployment represent the main problems of the Roma minority. Important steps were made towards structuring strong measures for supporting Roma citizens’ social inclusion in the last 25 years. A short history of the policies is presented in this article. The national strategies in the context of the EU framework represent an important instrument in the effort of complex approach of the specific problematic of Roma minority. What are the main components of the strategies? Is there a compatibility with the EU framework? What are the strong and weak points of the last national strategy for Roma citizens? These are some of the questions that the present article will try to address.

Keywords: Roma citizens, social policy, national strategy