Improving the lives of Romani migrants in Western Europe

Impact: Cultural impacts, Societal impacts

Narrative

This research by Professor Matras has had a substantial impact on European policies concerning Romani migration. It highlighted the unique vulnerability of Romani migrants and instigated special consideration of their issues by major European policy-making bodies. At a more local level in Greater Manchester Professor Matras’ recommendations led to the employment of Romani outreach workers to act as mediators and interpreters for the community of Romanian Romani immigrants in east Manchester. In 2011 a training programme born out of his research led to ten young members of the Romani community taking up roles as interpreters, mediators and classroom assistants within Manchester’s local services and schools.

Category of impact

  • Cultural impacts
  • Societal impacts

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Publications

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