Antigypsyism in Romania: Lessons (not) learned
Chachipen national coalitions of Roma civil society
Part one of this report examines historically rooted antigypsyism in Romania as related to Roma slavery and the Roma Holocaust. Part two presents the key manifestations of antigypsyism considered for this research. Part three analyses the most significant policies towards Roma adopted by successive Romanian governments. Finally, Part four presents lessons learned and suggests keys ways forward through the use of transitional justice tools.
Please find the full summary by By Iulius Rostas & Ciprian Nodis, here.
This Brief presents and summarizes the key findings and policy recommendations based on the four CHACHIPEN Country Reports covering Germany, Romania, Sweden, and Spain. It highlights commonalities and differences between these EU member states, draws lessons learned, and makes recommendations for future EU policy interventions. This Brief also takes into account the key findings resulting from the Strategic Visioning Exercise that took place on 23 June 2022 as part of the CHACHIPEN project.
This research is part of the European project CHACHIPEN which pursues the key
objective of advancing the recognition and response to historically rooted and
systemic antigypsyism to achieve justice, equality, non-discrimination, and the full
participation of Roma as equal citizens across Europe.
How can transitional justice tools address historically rooted antigypsyism? What can we learn from transitional justice experiences with truth and reconciliation commissions around the globe? What could be applied and to which chapters of the dark history of antigypsyism? These and other topical questions have been addressed during the Strategic Visioning Exercise convened by CEPS.
This paper by Iulius Rostas and Ciprian Nodis represents an analysis of antigypsyism in Romania. It is part of the
CHACHIPEN project, advancing the recognition of, and response to, antigypsyism to
achieve justice, equality, non-discrimination, and the full participation of Roma as
equal citizens across Europe.