Conclusion: Participation and Success of European Roma in Education and Lifelong Learning: Common Challenge, Similar Solutions and Hitherto Unsatisfactory Results

Lifelong Learning and the Roma Minority in Western and Southern Europe

ISBN: 978-1-83867-264-5, eISBN: 978-1-83867-263-8

Publication date: 22 November 2019

Abstract

In this chapter, the author provides an overview of some central issues of the book. First she shows the similarities in the challenges to increase the participation and success of Roma people in education and lifelong learning in the selected European countries; then she discusses their policies and support programmes, which on the one hand try to improve the social situation of the Roma while promoting minority language and culture on the other hand. The author finds the reason for their similarities regarding the wording, defining and communicating and also concerning the main ideas and concrete projects for possible solutions, in the Roma inclusion policy of the European Union in the frame of the Open Method of Coordination, which has been introduced within the Lisbon Strategy, linked to the idea of lifelong learning. She considers the realisation of these policy measures at national, regional and local levels to have shown only unsatisfactory results until now.

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Citation

Óhidy, A. (2019), "Conclusion: Participation and Success of European Roma in Education and Lifelong Learning: Common Challenge, Similar Solutions and Hitherto Unsatisfactory Results", Óhidy, A. and Forray, K.R. (Ed.) Lifelong Learning and the Roma Minority in Western and Southern Europe, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 183-202. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-83867-263-820191013

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Emerald Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2020 Andrea Óhidy

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