21. December 2020.
We are an international team of social psychologists from five European countries committed to bringing about change in the situation of Roma people and Travellers in Europe. Within the PolRom project, we collaborate with local and international NGOs, state institutions and European stakeholders to address the challenges created by the current political climate of rising right-wing populism and identify effective methods to combat discrimination. You will find the latest information about our project on this website.
Our first objective is to identify how politicians and public figures talk about Roma people, how much space Roma people get to form the public opinion about them. In connection with this, we aim to reveal how different political narratives impact current Roma and non-Roma relations (prejudice, discrimination, violence, as well as helping and anti-discrimination efforts).
Our second objective is to evaluate and improve existing anti-discrimination interventions in order to efficiently reduce prejudice towards the Roma in Europe. In order to attain these objectives, we carried out:
Based on the results of the PolRom project and the latest findings of social psychology in the field of prejudice reduction, social change, and effective interventions, we developed a toolkit that will help to design new or improve existing anti-discrimination interventions.
The project “Identifying evidence-based methods to effectively combat discrimination of the Roma in the changing political climate of Europe” (Grant. No. 808062 — PolRom — REC-AG-2017/REC-RDIS-DISC-AG-2017) is funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme (2014-2020) of the European Union.