News in 2016

  • Today, many Roma communities and non-Roma institutions across the world celebrate April 8 as International Roma Day.

  • The Roma Education Fund has been awarded a grant in the amount of EUR 181,000 to implement an early childhood and adult education project in five localities in Macedonia. Improving Roma Employment through Education Innovation aims to increase the long-term employability of marginalized Roma communities through adult education and training, literacy programmes, and increased access to early childhood education and care.

  • The Roma Education Fund has joined a consortium of Velux Foundations, Open Society Foundation's Roma Initiatives Office and the Central European University to launch the Roma in European Societies initiative, a new interdisciplinary effort to support existing work to improve the inclusion of Roma in all sectors.

  • The Roma Education Fund wishes to welcome Mr. Pierre Mirel to its Swiss governing board. Mr. Mirel began a distinguished career in public service in the French diplomatic corps before joining the European Commission in 1981. He spent much of his career with the Commission on pre-accession and accession issues, tabling multiple negotiations and supervising the expansion of the European Union. The governing board is honored that Mr. Mirel has agreed to guide the Fund in the upcoming period. To read a short summary detailing Mr.

  • The Roma Education Fund (REF) marks ten years of working to close the gap in educational achievements between Roma and non-Roma. Since 2005, REF has led the way across 16 European countries to expand access, ensure equity, and improve educational outcomes for tens of thousands of Roma from preschool to higher education. REF has produced a video to celebrate its anniversary.