Poor housing of the Roma community in five European cities (Sciences Po CEE, France)

Discrimination and poor housing of Roma communities have, unfortunately, become commonplace in many European cities (Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Gyöngyös, Miskolc); these phenomena of misery require new public and human investments. Through his investigation, Piégés dans un taudis ? Discrimination et privation des Roms en matière de logement dans les villes européennes published in March 2022, Tommaso Vitale (a research professor at Sciences Po’s Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics) traces the unique trajectories of individuals experiencing more than just housing difficulties.

The R-Home project led by the CEE intends to disrupt these mechanisms of exclusion by placing at the center individuals and families showing “a very strong commitment to go beyond their own condition”. A research project on housing and Roma, it studies the housing conditions of Roma minorities in most EU member states. The mechanisms and processes of discrimination and exclusion are studied in a systematic and comprehensive way.

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