Anchored in human rights paradigm, Everyone should have a chance! project seeks to challenge political and public discourses securitizing and constructing Roma as threats to the majority.
Political discourse feeds on presumptions of causality between Roma ethnicity and certain attributes (e.g. laziness, predisposition to criminal behaviour, etc.) and use them to justify repressive measures in order to score political points. Using social science research and promotion of positive examples of Roma inclusion we aim to debunk the myths of ethnicity being linked with particular behaviours and to propose feasible measures to increase Roma employment. Our advocacy strategy will be based on partnerships with stakeholders that could potentially implement the proposed measures.
For 12 months we will host a Roma Research Fellow who will participate both in research and advocacy segments of the project.