Factsheets on Romani History, Culture, Language, Literature

Public knowledge about the history and culture of Roma is still marginal amongst most ordinary people. National governments and international organisations work to overcome the segregation, stigmatisation and marginalisation of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers and to promote inclusion into wider society. One of the keys for inclusion is the education of both Romani and non-Roma communities, especially children and young people. An integral part of this educational process is mutual knowledge about the common history and culture of Romani and Traveller peoples and non-Roma in Europe. The Council of Europe produces a collection of pedagogical fact sheets on Roma history, culture, literature and language. These factsheets, produced in cooperation and collaboration with eminent scholars and researchers at Graz and other universities, are intended for use in the classroom, by teachers and pedagogues.

Web-site: www.romafacts.uni-graz.at/