About us

The project “Identifying evidence-based methods to effectively combat discrimination of the Roma in the changing political climate of Europe” is funded by the Justice programme of the European Union (2014-2020).

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 will carry out:

  1. public opinion surveys in five participating countries (Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Ireland, France) investigating the connection between acceptance of different types of political discourses and the level of antigypsyism;
  2. content analysis of how politicians talk about issues in connection with Roma people and Travellers;
  3. experiments to identify effective areas of interventions;
  4. systematic evaluation of existing anti-discrimination interventions to identify best practice examples;

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 are committed to develop a toolkit that will help to design new or improve existing anti-discrimination interventions.

Latest articles

21. May 2020.

Cross-country comparisons of the connection between political discourse, intergroup attitudes, and collective action

Survey

03. June 2020.

Challenge or Conformity to Group Norms: How Group-Affirmation Shapes Collective Action on Behalf of Roma People

Political discourse

06. May 2020.

Thèmes, ressources et effets des discours politiques a l’egard des roms: Analyse par pays

Political discourse

11. May 2020.

Themes, resources and effects of political discourses about the Travelling and Roma communities: Country report Ireland

Political discourse

15. July 2020.

Raport pe țară: Evaluarea intervențiilor anti-discriminare care vizează legăturile dintre discursul politic, atitudinile anti-romi și acțiunea colectivă

Interventions

22. July 2020.

Raport pe țară: rezultatele sondajului din România

Survey

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Partners

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 Justice programme of the European Union (2014-2020).

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