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TÁRKI projects categorised by research area

Minorities, immigrants, discrimination

Barriers to Roma Employment
ENRI-East
Roma - Vulnerable Groups Survey
Roma Scholarships
The situation of Roma in Central and Eastern Europe


Barriers to Roma Employment
Barriers to Roma Employment (UNDP, 2005)
TÁRKI was the UNDP's Hungarian partner for its 2005 project entitled Barriers to Employment Policy Analysis. This policy-oriented research set out to identify the existing barriers to employment facing Roma, and to suggest possible short- and medium-term steps to increase the employability of Roma, relative to other groups. The same research was carried out in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. As part of the project we: (1) held several roundtable meetings at regional and national level with the various groups involved, to gather their opinions and suggestions on how to increase employment opportunities; (2) conducted desk research on the social, economic and legal determinants and the barriers of the labour market, from the perspective of the Roma and other vulnerable and unemployed groups; (3) drew up policy recommendations and an implementation package on employment promotion for the vulnerable groups; and (4) developed proposals for possible future projects, targeting the major areas identified in order to test the policy recommendations.

ENRI-East
Interplay of European, National and Regional Identities: Nations between States along the New Eastern Borders of Europe
The ENRI-East project is an innovative international collaborative research project on the theme of European, national and regional identities. It is a three-year project financed by the European Union within the scope of the 7th Framework Programme. The project is coordinated by the Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna and involves eleven European Institutions and over fifty European scholars (including TÁRKI and Prof. Endre Sik as a teamleader of TÁRKI).
The main goal of the ENRI-East project is to develop an in-depth understanding of the ways in which the modern European identities and regional cultures are formed and how these are inter-communicated in the Eastern part of the European continent. The research focuses on nations and states on both sides of the new Eastern border of the EU. This includes the following countries within the border of the EU: Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Slovakia and Hungary and beyond: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine.
It is assumed that issues of identity formation and the negotiation of different identities are more salient in those complex conditions where the states and the nations don1t correspond fully. Therefore the main objects of ENRI-East are ethnic minorities ("split nations") living in the countries described above.
The project employs both theoretical and empirical research tools. It starts with a critical review of literature on identities and verification of existing statistical and sociological data sets. As a next step, ENRI-East designs a series of sociological surveys that should bring new knowledge to the main research themes of the project.
A wide range of different methodologies will be used, embracing altogether seven types of surveys. Among them are classical methods like a large-scale quantitative survey, and qualitative methods like expert interviews and content analysis. But analyzing essays written by teenagers and two innovative and experimental pilot studies (musical survey and musical focus groups) will be undertaken as well.
ENRI-East is an inter-disciplinary effort (sociology, political science, history, ethnography) and its methodological thrust comprises theoretical, empirical and comparative aspects. Learn more about the project here: http://www.enri-east.net/en/

Roma - Vulnerable Groups Survey
Quantitative and Comparable Data Survey on Development Problems and Challenges of Roma - Vulnerable Groups Survey project
This survey "offers the most accurate picture of the Roma ever compiled." - said the UNDP press release. (Sofia, 2 February 2005) about the survey, which was conducted among the Roma people of Hungary by TÁRKI. 'The data release is timed to coincide with the launch of the "Decade of Roma Inclusion", a 10-year effort to integrate the Roma into the European mainstream. The "Decade" aims to provide a policy framework for governments to set their own goals for Roma integration. The current dataset provides a strong analytical backbone for future policies.' TÁRKI was the UNDP's Hungarian partner in the Quantitative and Comparable Data Survey on Development Problems and Challenges of Roma - Vulnerable Groups Survey project, carried out in many South-Eastern and Central European countries in autumn 2004. TÁRKI recorded the data on Roma living in Hungary using a representative sample of the Roma population at the household level, and also at the level of individuals. The quantitative data allowed the calculation of poverty lines, poverty depth, employment and unemployment rates, educational level and educational attainment, as well as selected health indicators for the Roma community. These were designed to be comparable to similar indicators at the national level. The information was consistent with the individual-oriented indicators envisaged under the Millennium Development Goals monitoring project.
Downloads:
See program website and download the data from UNDP Regional Center, Bratislava
View tables of content and download the full report from UNDP.

Roma Scholarships
Monitoring Roma Scholarships (2006/7)/Roma ösztöndíjasok monitorozása (SZMM 2006-2007)

The situation of Roma in Central and Eastern Europe
Vulnerable groups survey: the situation of Roma in Central and Eastern Europe (UNDP, 2004)