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Young, educated, and looking for a job!

Photo by Liva Romane

When Laura (23) started studies at The Faculty of Social Sciences in The University of Latvia she had to find a job to pay for her living so she started to work as a babysitter in the kindergarten. Asked how she managed to combine studies with a part time job, she tells that it was very hard: “I had to wake up at 7 o’clock, went to the early lectures, in the afternoon went to the work and got home

How young Bulgarians try to find the balance in the Roma situation

The situation with Bulgarian Roma is really complicated. In Bulgaria live almost 400 000 Roma and most of them are not educated. Many young Bulgarians try to fix the problem and to help them to integrate into society. In Bulgaria, Roma people are most commonly referred as Tsigani (pronounced [tsiɡəni]), an exonym that some Roma resent and others embrace. The form of the endonym Roma in Bulgarian is romi. The third used exonym for the Roma people is mangali, which

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