The situation of Roma in 11 EU Member States - Survey results at a glance

24 May 2012

This report presents the first results of the surveys based on an analysis of only part of the available data, which will be published later in several thematic reports. In this sense, the results presented are a first step in addressing the severe lack of data on the socio-economic situation of Roma in the EU and the fulfilment of their rights.

The FRA Roma pilot survey covered Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain.


  • Only 15 % of young Roma adults surveyed have completed upper-secondary general education, vs. more than 70 % of the majority population living nearby;
  • On average, less than 30 % of Roma surveyed are in paid employment;
  • About 45 % of the Roma surveyed live in households lacking at least one of the following: an indoor kitchen, toilet, shower or bath, or electricity;

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