Youth in Action and the Roma Community

This booklet showcases some of the work completed within the Youth in Action programme with and for Roma communities in Europe to raise awareness of possibilities through non-formal education for greater inclusion of this important minority.

Inside this booklet you will find information about the structures and frameworks working with Roma, explanations of how the Youth in Action programme works, and some examples of youth projects to give you inspiration.

Chapters included in this booklet:

  • Roma as a priority for the European Commission
  • Roma communities - History, Language, Statistics, Maps, Youth in Action programme possibilities, Good practices
  • Intercultural Competence - Ideas for working with Roma young people
  • Working together - Examples and ideas
  • Resources and links - Other movements and actors in the field

Find more information about Roma by clicking here.

We hope you find it useful and it might lead you to a higher awareness or closer co-operation. Let us know what you think if you have any further needs or support for your work. We are here to help, we don't know what you need unless you tell us! Use the comments box below or send an e-mail to

This publication is freely downloadable.

Reproduction and use for non-commercial purposes is permitted provided the source is mentioned and is notified.


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