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Roma Rights in Europe: Cross-disciplinary Approaches

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Science Building (SCI 099), Anglia Ruskin University

East Road

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In July 2018, the European Parliament called on the newly-elected Italian government to discard their racist policy of collecting the fingerprints from Roma, including minors, with an aim to restrict free movement of EU citizens. This recent episode illustrates that Europe is currently undergoing major social, political and economic challenges, where ‘the other’ are often blamed for the hardships brought by the financial, migration and the rule of law crises, resulting in the rising nationalist and separatist political sentiments, at the expense of the European ideals of equality, human rights and social justice.

The Symposium, organised in collaboration with the international Roma Discussion Group, brings together promising junior researchers to encourage them to present their work and receive feedback from their peers and senior academics. The Group is a cross-disciplinary forum that organises workshops internationally, including in the UK (King’s College London 2016, University of Glasgow 2017) and in Belgium (University of Leuven 2018).

The event is funded by the University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES) and is free to attend. All welcome!

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09:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-10:15 Welcome

10:15-12:45 A Ciambra: Film Viewing & Discussion

12:45-13:45 Lunch

13:45-15:30 Symposium Research Workshop

Gabriela Petre: Exploring the impact of urban marginality on the psychological dimensions of Roma people in French ghettos

Dr Geetha Marcus: Breaking the Silence: Gypsy and Traveller Girls in Scotland

Lynzi Duncan: ‘Free Movement within Europe Needs to be Less Free': Roma EU citizens everyday experiences of multilevel welfare conditionality in the UK.

Natalie Forster: Storying and Restor(y)ing Gypsy and Traveller health identities

15:45-16:30 Keynote Lecture by Dr Angéla Kóczé: Gendered and Racialized Social Insecurity of Roma in East Central Europe

16:30-17:00 Q&A and closing the symposium


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Cambridge

CB1 1PT

United Kingdom

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