The urban experience of young Roma children
An under-studied question
In its work at regional level within the EU, the Bernard van Leer Foundation focuses on Roma populations, who across Europe face higher risks of discrimination and difficult living conditions. Catalina Ulrich of the University of Bucharest recently produced a report for the Foundation entitled ‘Research findings and best models of intervention supporting Early Childhood Development for young Roma children’. In this article she discusses her different experiences of working with Roma children in urban settings compared to rural ones.