Programmes and methods for supporting roma employment before and after the epidemic
The first part of our conversation was given the following title: Highly qualified Roma youth to work in the business sphere: experience in the light of corporate diversity
Our guest will be Zsuzsanna Árendás (PhD; Central European University – Centre for Public Policy Studies- Centre for Social Sciences) and Messing Vera (PhD; Central European University – Centre for Public Policy Studies – Centre for Social Sciences)
The programme's rapporteurs and participants present, citing recent research results and company experience, the main obstacles to the access of highly qualified Roma to quality jobs and positions to highly qualified Roma, who have graduated from university.
Our rapporteurs explain what are the main obstacles to the quality of jobs and positioning for qualified Roma in the domestic business sector. Their analysis builds on the hungarian experience of a labour market programme implemented in Hungary and Bulgaria, in which they have collaborated with Roma young people with at least a degree in maturity and with companies, including HBLF members, who consider corporate diversity important and are open to the involvement of Roma. In our presentation, they try to highlight the obstacles faced by formally qualified Roma young People when entering the competitive sphere.
In the conversation after their presentation, we would like the participants of the workshop to share their experiences and thoughts on the subject. In the conversation, we count on the experience of the romaster mentors.
In the second part of our discussion – Gábor Bernáth, communication officer of the Rosa Parks Foundation, and Emese Nagy, emese nagy, partner of Partners Hungary – talk about the learning barriers of students from disadvantaged families and settlements in connection with the epidemic situation. They present the research results carried out by three organisations working on equal educational opportunities for Roma children (the Rosa Parks Foundation, the Motivation Workshop and Partners Hungary) since the introduction of the digital education system. In the research, teachers, staff of students, Roma community leaders and families were asked about the greatest difficulties and the potential of the coronavirus crisis. In addition to presenting the results, i would like to gather the participants' experiences and ideas. This is also an opportunity for mentors from companies that support Romaster to play a major role in facilitating the lives of our supported students during these months.
Both issues raise serious problems during times of labour shortages and during the epidemic months, an event that can also lead to social tensions that can affect the safe functioning of the economy.
The photo of our workshop was provided by the photographer Judit Horváth (Other World 1998). The head of the workshop, Éva Hegyesiné Orsó, will talk about the history of the photo and why she was chosen for this photo.
Finally, our SURPRISE vendég teaches the participants a song!