"Roma communities: current and future effects of the COVID-19 crisis"

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Engagement Event


The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic poses even more challenges to those communities that are vulnerable and marginalised. Now, the Roma are being severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, and expressions of AntiGypsyism have been reported everywhere. At this moment of global crisis, the vulnerabilities that humans and our planet face are imminent. With a reliance on digital and health at the forefront of our minds, we ask the scientific community (especially Roma scholars), to stop and consider the Roma community during these unprecedented circumstances and unpredictable times. With this backdrop, in May 2020, the International Journal of Roma Studies decided to curate a Special Issue and put a call for papers welcoming scholars from any disciplines to contribute and reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to the Roma and migrant communities. The papers in this special issue reflect, present and discuss potential solutions to contribute to the betterment of the situation that Roma communities face across Europe in health, education, employment, housing, or fundamental rights. This Special Issue is comprised of four articles that cover health, education, digital literacy and human rights.

Come meet some of the authors from the Special Issue discuss their work!
Period11 Mar 2021
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • COVID-19
  • Roma Studies
  • Gender
  • gender equality
  • migrant health