22. July 2020.
The objective of this workpackage is to create an adequate and validated scale of antigypsyism (prejudice against Roma people and Travellers) that can be used to measure the level of hostility of individuals and groups, or compare it between different segments of society. The measure can also be used to test the effectivity of prejudice reduction interventions. The surveys are conducted in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, France and Ireland, using representative samples.
These surveys also investigate the connection between the acceptance of different types of political discourse, the level of antigypsyism and intentions to either join anti-Roma movements (for example extreme right-wing, nationalist groups) or to join social movements in favour of Roma integration and against discrimination.
Our aim is to reveal the psychological mechanisms by which different political narratives are associated with different levels of antigypsyism and intentions to engage in different forms of action, and identify the key areas where intervention can be effective in bringing about real change.
Leading partner: ELTE, Budapest
21. May 2020.
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).