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The Representation of Roma in European Curricula and Textbooks. Analytical Report

Publication by: Spielhaus, Riem; Szakács-Behling, Simona; Ailincai, Aurora; Hopson, Victoria; Pecak, Marko

Leibniz Institute for Educational Media / Georg-Eckert-Institute

Publication type

Report (e.g. of a NGO, Educators Association or international organisation)

Language of publication


Abstract of the publication

This is a joint report commissioned by the Council of Europe to the Georg Eckert Institute in partnership with the Roma Education Fund which seeks to analyse the representation of Roma in curricula and textbooks currently in use in upper levels of primary and secondary schools across Europe. The study includes the subjects of history, civic education and geography from 21 member states of the Council of Europe: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Spain, North Macedonia, the United Kingdom, and from Kosovo. The focus of the study is on the 10-18 age group, covered in most countries by lower and upper secondary schooling (namely ISCED levels 2 and 3).

Thematic focus

Cultural History

Political History

Social History

Histories of Discrimination and Persecution

Histories of Violence

History of National Minorities

History of Racism

International Organisations Work on History Education

Research on History Education

Secondary Schools

Media and Public Discourse

Inclusive History Education

Resources and Learning Materials for History Education

Teaching Sensitive Histories