National Roma report 2014: more efforts to prevent Roma pupils’ dropout
The report on the implementation of the EU framework for National Roma Integration Strategies has been published. It dedicates a whole section to education that reveals that Member States have taken a series of successful measures especially regarding access to early childhood education and care, but that it is clearly not sufficient to make education systems more inclusive and tailored to the needs of Roma pupils. Further efforts are needed in particular to prevent their dropouts, such as extracurricular activities and close cooperation with families. The report has fed in the European Roma Summit of 4 April which Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou attended.