Aims of the Network:
The overall aim of the European Academic Network on Romani Studies is to support efforts towards the social inclusion of Romani citizens in Europe. The project facilitates intercultural dialogue and raises the visibility of existing research outside the academic community in order to foster cooperation with policymakers and other stakeholders. By creating an interface between academic researchers and political decision makers, while promoting and improving the existing resources on the European Roma communities, the project shall ultimately allow for the implementation of better conceived policy initiatives based on reliable evidence.
TThe network involves more than 300recognized academics working on Romani studies, as well as junior researchers who are mentored, thus creating a true interdisciplinary community of researchers. Access to the network is permanently open to all experts with relevant expertise on the basis of agreed and transparent criteria. The activities of the network are planned and supervised by the Scientific Committee, composed of a restricted group of academics. The chair of the Scientific Committee is elected during the committee meetings and oversees the actions of the network. Members of the Scientific Committee are elected chair by rotation.