Roma in European Union
Lieu: Various locations (see shotlist)
End production: 28/03/2011 First transmission: 28/03/2011
EU countries will have to define exactly what they're doing in national Roma strategies including social inclusion, education, health and all the other areas where Roma are still at a disadvantage
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
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||In Bulgaria, one of the EU’s poorest countries, the footage presents Roma families living in third world conditions – no water, no electricity and often not enough food to feed the children: children forced to beg for a living, a single mum without enough money to afford childcare and teenagers in an abandoned rural village where the school has just closed, Bulgaria, 09/2010 (18 shots)
||Suburb of Roma people in Petrich; houses of a Roma family; open air bath, Bulgaria, 2002 (shots)
The major problem for Roma people in Petrich is finding a job. They were used to working in agriculture before the privatisation process started.
||High School in Vidin: third grade art class (8 shots)
The same approach is carried out by the local high school (named after the Tsar Simeon the Great) in Vidin. To avoid the segregation of Roma children this high school has been running a special integration program.
||TV Roma headquarters in Vidin (11 shots)
Further evidence of the very special position of the Roma people in Vidin is Roma TV. This unprecedented institution was started in April 1998 and since then broadcasts from its headquarters in the Roma quarter of Vidin via cable. Having a national license, it is a regular TV station.
||Social mix: a school in the town of Jilava, a suburb of Bucharest. 10% of the students are Roma people. The school is planning to merge with another school of the same town, Jilava, where 90% of the students are Roma people (500 students in total). Different activities, for the parents and the children of both Roma and Romanians are being run by the school teachers and Romani CRISS Association, Romania, 10/2010 (42 shots)
||Employment: exterior view of BNS (Blocul National Sindical: National Trade Union Bloc). They have developed social businesses with the help of the European Social Fond, Human Resources Development 2007-2013. The objective of the project is to develop cooperation practices in the field of Roma inclusion in order to promote their inclusion in the European labour market and employment increased capacity among organizations dealing with Roma integration from Romania: cleaning business with women cleaning; call center business; catering business, Romania, 10/2010 (28 shots)
||Social inclusion: Teatro TNT-Atalaya, a theatre troupe from Seville with long experience in experimental and social theatre, invited some "gitanas" from "El Vacie", one of the oldest encampments in Spain, situated on the outskirts of Seville, and home to nearly a thousand gypsies, to take part in a theatre workshop. They asked them to perform "The House of Bernarda Alba", Federico García Lorca's 1936 study of repressed womanhood, sevilla, Spain, 03/2010 (18 shots)
||Roma housing: the IQ Roma Servis, Civic Association, has been active in Brno since 1997. Some of its EU funded activities include social counselling, counselling and services in the area of employment, legal aid and assistance, anti-discriminatory care, and aid to victims of discrimination: social worker visiting a Roma family, Brno, Czech Republic, 03/2010 (16 shots)
||Street in a Roma neighbourhood, Brno; roma woman arriving to a counselling service for Roma people; counsellor helping a woman who has received a letter from the bank for non payment of rent; renovated houses for Roma people; roma family living in a house renovated by the Czech State (19 shots)
||Integration of ethnic minorities: training courses run by Roma women with University education, are for all ethnic minorities. These vary from driving lessons, self-confidence training to reading and writing lessons.
Shanty dwellings on the outskirts of Seville; members of the Association of Roma Women of Andalusia discussing a work paper; member of the Association of Roma Women of Andalusia supervising a Roma woman at work, Sevilla, Spain, 02/2010 (shots)
||Poor neighborhood in Seville; external view of the Civic Centre of Torreblanca, Seville; driving course for Roma people; group of people leaving the Civic Centre of Torreblanca (18 shots)
||Roma village with old houses; children on rutted muddy road (no asphalt); boy carrying water to his house in a plastic container; man playing guitar, Tura, Hungary, 2001 (14 shots)
||Street with mixed Roma and Hungarian houses; home of Mihaly and Sara Szenasai, a successful builder employing 50 workers divided almost equally between Roma and Hungarians; Roma folk music group, Tura, Hugary, 2001 (23 shots)