Name:Creating a system for quantitative data collection to evaluate the situation of Roma in Czech society
Project leader:Mgr. Ivana Šimíková
Provider:Norské fondy (Fondy EHP a Norska)
Team member:Mgr. Laura Fónadová, Ph.D. , Mgr. Matouš Jelínek, MPhil. , prof. PhDr. Tomáš Katrňák, Ph.D. , Ing. Miroslava Rákoczyová, Ph.D.
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Start of project:2020
End of project:2024
Project recipient:RILSA
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Description:The project responds to the absence of valid ethnic data about the socio-economic situation of the Romani minority. Given that the collection of ethnically sensitive data is also associated with a range of ethical, methodological and legislative constraints, as well as insufficient legitimacy, the decision to collect such data has been postponed repeatedly. The absence of such data represents a long-term problem with respect to Czech integration policy aimed at the Romani minority, constituting the main reason for the difficulties associated with evaluation of fulfilment of its various objectives. The project activities are designed to mitigate and overcome the above-mentioned pitfalls and constraints and find a constructive solution.
It is a pre-defined project of strategic importance at the national level, and the objectives have been discussed with and approved by key actors of the Norway Grants implementation structure, i.e. the Financial Mechanisms Office and the Programme Operator. The main expert institutions of public administration were asked to implement it.

All project activities will result in producing a methodology, which should determine the purpose of ethnic data collection and identify the target population, a set of indicators and variables, methods of data collection and analysis procedures. This methodology will be based on EU experience, consulted with the project platform of experts, and finally tested in two empirical surveys. The methodology can be used to replicate ethnic data collection, organized at the national level.