The project, co-ordinated by the Romani Project at the University of Manchester, investigates the experiences, motivations, and ambitions of Roma migrants from Romania who have recently moved to Italy, France, Spain, and the UK, and the effect of migration on their own lives and on the lives of relations left behind in the home communities in Romania. It also investigates popular, media, and official reactions to Roma immigration.
In Manchester, in partnership with Manchester City Council and the Longsight Sure Start Centre, the project is piloting an engagement strategy involving outreach workers from the local Roma community. The outreach workers offer a weekly drop-in session during which Roma can receive advice and support, in Romani, over issues such as employment, training, school places, taxes & benefits, translation and interpreting.
A report covering the first year of the service is available at http://romani.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/migrom/docs/MigRom%20briefing%20Oct%202014.pdf.
The drop-in sessions take place every Thursday, 9am-2pm at Long Sight Sure Start Centre, 1a Farrer Road, Manchester, M13 0QX.
Project Manager: Charlotte Jones 0161 275 5999
Project Coordinator: Professor Yaron Matras 0161 275 3975
Research Associate: Dr D. Viktor Leggio 0161 275 5999