The study focuses on secondary education of Romani youth that has, so far, received little attention. Drawing on available data, mapping of CVEK in Trnava Self-Governing as well all current policy approaches, the author argues that mere prohibition of discrimination is insufficient to remedy vast inequalities in area of education between Romani and non-Romani population.
While accepting that intervention at pre-school and primary school level is most effective, the author furthermore argues that in particularly transition to secondary school should be also at the centre of policy makers. Deriving from the principle of respect of human dignity and equality, the study advocates that dominant policy approach should rely on affirmative action measures to ensure equal access of Romani youth to existing educational structures.
The final section of the study discusses a pilot model of such affirmative action measures focused on socially disadvantaged youth in the town of Skalica implemented in school year 2014/2015.