扶助欧洲罗姆人

布达佩斯—放眼欧洲,数百万人经受着失业和长期经济停滞的后果。但没有哪个群体受到的冲击能与罗姆人相比。

欧洲生活着一千多万罗姆人,大部分集中在巴尔干地区和欧盟最新成员国,特别是罗马尼亚、保加利亚、斯洛伐克和匈牙利。真正令人震惊的是,自从他们中的许多人称为欧盟公民以来,他们的生活条件实际上恶化了。与此同时,几乎在欧洲所有地方,多数人口对罗姆人的态度都变得更有敌意了。

这两个趋势是相互强化的:边缘化催生蔑视,反之亦然。摆脱这一困境的唯一办法是投资于教育,这将产生巨大的社会红利。比如,考虑一下,在上述诸国中,罗姆人要占新晋劳动力大军的20%以上。

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