The study focuses on, so far, largely marginal topic of Roma education at university level. Available data suggest not only enormous ethnically determined inequalities, but also tendencies of Romani youth to disproportionally opt for social work studies. This is probably caused by societal stereotypical expectation about desirable study and work traits of Roma.
Drawing of experience of the US, the author argues that changes in societal stratification and access to prestigious jobs and positions require ensuring equal access to quality university education in lucrative areas. A significant portion of the study thus focuses on both positive and negative experience with affirmative action programs in the US over the last four decades that are relevant also for the context of Roma in Slovakia.
The final section of the study discusses the first affirmative action pilot program called You also have a chance! Implemented by CVEK in partnership with the University of Economics in 2014/2015.