The current EU Roma Framework runs out this year – but despite almost a decade of policy activity, not much improvement has materialised.
The lack of a consistent definition raises the question if European Roma policy is doomed to failure, as its target is not clearly defined.
The EU’s direct involvement with policy specifically directed towards Roma was a response to change political conditions arising from eastward enlargement.
By imagining Roma as a distinct and coherent transnational ethnic minority and policy object, the EU at risk of becoming the stepmother country of an orphan people.
Over time, the concept of European strategic autonomy has come to encapsulate the EU’s desire to chart its own (foreign) policy course according to its own laws, interests, and values. At risk of being sucked into the emerging whirlpool of intensifying global competition, if not unbridled US-China rivalry, the case for such an objective seems […]
Hunger, climate, equity. These are the three key challenges resulting from the UN-led Pre-Summit on Food Systems hosted at FAO from 26 to 28 July and will be the focus of the Food Systems Summit scheduled to take place in New York on 23 September during the next General Assembly. Covid-19 has pushed over one […]
The Covid pandemic has drawn new attention to the key importance of personal services for household survival, ranging from food delivery to care services. But all too often such services are provided by precarious workers, often employed via online platforms. Platform work is widespread across Europe and growing rapidly, research funded by the European Foundation for Progressive […]