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TRKI Social Research Inc. is an independent, employee-owned research organisation that specialises in policy research in the fields of social policy and the social consequences of economic policies. This includes related data-collection, archiving and statistical activities. We recently increased our involvement in the areas of strategic market research and health policy analysis. In addition, we regularly contribute to basic research, in the areas of social stratification and inequality, and to the methodology of empirical social research.

ImPRovE dissemination event

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Policy programmes to promote social inclusion among Roma:
28 November 2014, Budapest

Venue: Budapest, Petfi Literary Museum, H-1053 Budapest, Krolyi u. 16.


Welcome: Istvn Gyrgy Tth (TRKI)
Bea Cantillon (University of Antwerp): Poverty Reduction in Europe: Social policy and innovation

Session I. Keynote speeches
Chair: Istvn Gyrgy Tth (TRKI)
Andrey Ivanov (FRA): The social situation of Roma - Challenges for social policy
Gbor Kertesi (Institute of Economics HAS): The role of education in promoting the social inclusion of the Roma The need for evidence-based policy

Session II. Roma strategies in Europe
Chair: Istvn Gyrgy Tth (TRKI)
Ilona Negro (DG Justice): Roma strategies within the EU
Mrton Rvid (Roma Decade Secretariat): Introducing the civil society monitoring reports of National Roma Integration Strategies
Lszl Ulicska (Ministry of Human Resources Secretariat for Social Inclusion): Monitoring the National Social Inclusion Strategy in Hungary Discussion

Session III. Programme implementation and programme evaluation
Chair: Andrs Gbos (TRKI)
Anik Bernt (TRKI): Integration policies focused on Roma results from the ImPRovE project
Timothy A. Johnston (World Bank): Supporting inclusion of marginalized Roma Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans
Marius Taba (Roma Education Fund): Implementing programs to close the gap between Roma and non-Roma educational outcomes
Vera Messing (CEU-CPS, HAS CSS): Active labour market policies for Roma the dilemma of targeting. Findings from the NEUJOBS project.

Session IV. Successful local initiatives in education
Chair: Andrs Gbos (TRKI)
Tatiana Sarius (Universita' degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo): Supporting Roma children in education and social inclusion pathways. A case study in Lecce (Italy)
Anna Csongor (Etvs Lrnd University ELTE, Faculty of Social Sciences): The TANODA ("Study Hall") programme in Hungary
Erika Godlova (eduRoma): The case of elementary school in Šarišsk Michaľany (Slovakia)

Istvn Gyrgy Tth (TRKI): Closing remarks

programme: Andras Gbos,
organisation, administration: Katalin Kapolnai,

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