The main objective of CEG is to give response to the real needs of the Roma community, generating a scientific, rigorous and critical knowledge about the situation of this community, promoting their social and educational inclusion, as well as to fighting against anti-gypsyism.

CEG is developing projects and initiatives for the Roma people thanks to the Communicative Methodology that guarantees the participation of this community throughout the whole research process. In this sense, the Advisory Council is formed by representatives of the most relevant Roma and Pro-Roma organizations and associations (Unión Romaní, Drom Kotar Mestipen, Fundación Secretariado Gitano, among others) and other Roma men and women that participate individually due to their leading role within the community – is a key point to guarantee this participation.

Some of the results of the most relevant activities that show scientific, political and social impact attained by the group are the following:

CEG has coordinated and participated in different researches at the highest level. Some of the most recent ones are:

Thanks to the scientific impact of its researches, the CEG has elaborated many scientific publications in JCR-indexed journals and other data bases. In fact, the following publication of Dr. Flecha (member of CEG) and Dr. Soler (Director of CREA), received the 2013 Best Paper Prize from Cambridge Journal of Education:

  • Flecha, R., & Soler. M. (2013). Turning difficulties into possibilities: engaging Roma families and students in school through dialogic learning. Cambridge Journal of Education3(44), 0305-764X. doi: 10.1080/0305764X.2013.819068.

Other relevant publications:

  • Sordé, T & Macías, F. (in press). Making Roma Rights a Reality Through Successful Actions: The Case of La Milagrosa (Albacete). In Bhabha, J. (Coord.) Realizing Roma Rights. Harvard Univeristy Press
  • Flecha, R. (2014). Using mixed methods from a communicative orientation: Researching with grassroots Roma. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 3(8), 245-254. doi: 10.1177/1558689814527945
  • Sordé, T., Serradell, O., Puigvert, L., & Munté, A. (2013). Solidarity networks that challenge racialized discourses: The case of Romani immigrant women in Spain European Journal of Women’s Studies 1350506813510425, first published on November 20. DOI:10.1177/1350506813510425
  • Aiello, E., Mondejar, E. & Pulido, M.A. (2013). Communicative Methodology of Research and Recognition of the Roma People [Special issue]. International Review of Qualitative Research, 6(2): 254-265.
  • Sordé-Martí, T., Munté, A., Contreras, A., & Prieto-Flores, O.  (2012). Immigrant and Native Romani Women in Spain: Building Alliances and Developing Shared Strategies Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 38(8), 1233-1249. doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2012.689179.
  • Macías, F., Redondo, G. (2012). Pueblo gitano, género y educación: investigar para excluir o investigar para transformar. International Journal of Sociology of Education, 1(1), 71-92.
  • Munté, A., Serradell, O. & Sordé, T. (2011). From research to policy: Roma participation through communicative organization. Qualitative Inquiry, 17(3)256-266.
  • Gómez, J.; Vargas, J. (2003): Why Romà do not like mainstream schools: voices of a people without territory. Harvard Educational Review. v. 73, pp. 559-590.
The results of the WORKALO project, a project from the 5th Framework Programme coordinated by members of CEG, have been highlighted by its political impact. They were used by the Roma Member of the European Parliament Livia Jarocka at the European parliament and by the Josep Andreu member of the Parliament in Spain, in order to elaborate two laws (the European and the Spanish one) where the rights of the Roma people as a cultural minority in Europe are recognised, as so is the discrimination and exclusion that they have suffered and still does from their arrival in the European continent in the 15h century.

Related documents:

  • Proposition not of Law related to the recognition of the rights of the Roma people (Number of file 162/000320). Spanish congress, 27 of September 2005. Núm. 114. Access.
  • European Parliament resolution on the situation of the Roma in the European Union. P6_TA(2005)0151. Access.
CEG collaborates actively with governmental organizations in charge of the elaboration of policies and action plans for the inclusion of Roma people, such as the close collaboration of the CEG and the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan regional government) in the elaboration of the Integrative Plan for the Roma People in Catalonia (2014-2016).

Col·laboració amb organitzacions no governamentals i amb els moviments socials

The CEG also collaborates and participates with other non-governmental organisations and social movements linked to the social inclusion of the Roma community. Some examples are: