NarrativeThis research by Professor Matras has had a substantial impact on European policies concerning Romani migration. It highlighted the unique vulnerability of Romani migrants and instigated special consideration of their issues by major European policy-making bodies. At a more local level in Greater Manchester Professor Matras’ recommendations led to the employment of Romani outreach workers to act as mediators and interpreters for the community of Romanian Romani immigrants in east Manchester. In 2011 a training programme born out of his research led to ten young members of the Romani community taking up roles as interpreters, mediators and classroom assistants within Manchester’s local services and schools.
|Category of impact||Cultural impacts, Societal impacts|
The development of the Romani civil rights movement in Germany 1945-1996
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Romani migrations in the post-communist era: their historical and political significance
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review