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  • 12/07/2016

    ESPN Flash Report 2016/27 - Czech Republic – Czech Republic takes new measures to improve the inclusion of Roma children in mainstream education (June)

    In the Czech Republic, the challenge of including Roma children in mainstream education was addressed by adoption of a framework for inclusive education in 2015. Since January 2016, this has been followed by the adoption of implementation measures, which include supportive measures and their financing, methodology and teaching staff training.

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  • 12/07/2016

    ESPN Flash Report 2016/28 - Romania – The “Integrated Package to fight poverty” of social services in Romania: a possible road to institutional effectiveness (June)

    In January 2016, the new Romanian government made it a priority to implement an “Integrated Package” of social services for families at risk of poverty or social exclusion. While the high consensual support among stakeholders increases the odds of a successful implementation of the Package, whether this will work crucially depends on the way the government handles it.

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  • 12/07/2016

    ESPN Flash Report 2016/29 - Romania – Child-rearing leave in Romania: an effective instrument for increasing the birth rate and improving child care? (July)

    The new law on child-rearing leave, adopted in April 2016, increases the scope, duration and level of this benefit. Romania already provides among the most generous child-rearing leaves and indemnities in the EU. Adopted with broad public and political support, as a tool to increase the birth rate and reduce poverty risks among young parents and their children, its effects on employment may outstrip its expected positive effects on the birth rate.

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