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Equality 2.0 - the Roma girls and boys in Czech schools

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Title of the ProgrammeLet´s give (wo)men a chance
Title of the ProjectEquality 2.0 - the Roma girls and boys in Czech schools
Number of the Project250
Project Promoter

Open Society

Objective of the Project

Research conducted abroad implies that: 1) ethnicity and gender are of a relatively strong influence in the way children pass through the education system; 2) gender and ethnic origin combine, which may lead to the greater disadvantage of certain subgroups among children within school education. Unlike international research which, in studying the education process, has been focusing on the issue of potential differences arising from ethnic origin and gender, the mutual correlation between gender and ethnicity has hardly been studied in the Czech environment. The project will raise awareness among primary school teachers of gender and ethnic stereotypes, their interconnectedness and the negative impact on Roma pupils, both boys and girls. Key activities involve research analysis at each of the six participating schools, based on which we will prepare systematic material to be used by individual teachers. Through these and other activities we would like to support equal opportunities for Roma girls and boys at primary schools.

Approved grant

38 647 EUR

Project DurationStart date: 1st September 2014, End date: 30th November 2015