Creating a system for quantitative data collection to evaluate the situation of Roma in Czech society

RILSA Principal investigator:
Mgr. Ivana Šimíková
RILSA Co-investigator:
Mgr. Laura Fónadová, Ph.D., Mgr. Matouš Jelínek, MPhil., prof. PhDr. Tomáš Katrňák, Ph.D., Ing. Miroslava Rákoczyová, Ph.D.
Grant provider:
EEA and Norway Grants
Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs (RILSA)
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Creating a system for quantitative data collection to evaluate the situation of Roma in Czech society 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 Roma 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.

The project is supported by a Grant from the Peoples of Norway within via EEA and Norway Grants 2014–2021. 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.


RÁKOCZYOVÁ, Miroslava, Ivana ŠIMÍKOVÁ & Pavel BAREŠ, 2024. The mapping of the approach to the collection of data on the Roma population in the Czech Republic. Praha: RILSA.

ŠIMÍKOVÁ, Ivana, Tomáš KATRŇÁK, Miroslava RÁKOCZYOVÁ & Laura FÓNADOVÁ, 2024. Report on the sociometric situation of the Roma population in the Czech Republic 2023/2024. Results of the sample survey. Praha: RILSA.


KATRŇÁK, Tomáš, Ivana ŠIMÍKOVÁ & Laura FÓNADOVÁ, 2023. Changes in the Roma population in the Population, House and Dwelling Censuses between 2001, 2011 and 2021. Fórum sociální politiky, 17(3), 2–5.

FONADOVÁ, Laura & Tomáš KATRŇÁK, 2023. The attitudes of the general population of the Czech Republic towards the Roma population. Praha: RILSA.


ŠIMÍKOVÁ, Ivana, Laura FÓNADOVÁ & Tomáš KATRŇÁK, 2022. Spatial distribution of the Roma population in the Czech censuses data 2001 a 2011 – analytical report. Praha: RILSA.

GABRIŠOVÁ, Veronika, 2022. Legal analysis of the terms of processing personal data indicating ethnic origin. Praha: RILSA.

FÓNADOVÁ, Laura, Tomáš KATRŇÁK, Miroslava RÁKOCZYOVÁ & Ivana ŠIMÍKOVÁ, 2022. The results of the sample survey of the Roma population – evaluation of indicators. Praha. RILSA.


GABRIŠOVÁ, Veronika, 2021. Legislative Analysis of Ethnically Sensitive Data Collection in Terms of Personal Data Protection. Praha: RILSA.



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