Any child, wherever he or she is from, deserves quality education starting at birth. The Romani Early Years Network (REYN), which is coordinated by ISSA, is launching a new website to keep echoing this message.
Today 80% of Roma are at risk of poverty and every third Romani person lives in a household without tap water. Segregation in schools with Roma-only classes is striking and there is growing concern about a Roma public health emergency which puts the most vulnerable children at risk.
2017 marked a new phase for REYN. In April, they launched their strategy for 2017-2020, which guides international efforts and supports national activities in 10 countries – Belgium, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
In 2016 and 2017 international events were organized in Brussels to bring the voice of Roma people closer to European Union institutions. Now with a new website, REYN will be able to support their advocacy work even better.