Romani CRISS

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Romani CRISS (full name: Romani Center for Social Intervention and Studies, or Centrul Romilor pentru Intervenţie Socială şi Studii in Romania) is a Romanian non-government organisation which seeks to protect the rights of the country's Romani minority and to prevent discrimination against the Roma, who officially make up 3.3% of the country's population as of 2011,[1] with an unofficial 2002 estimate of between 1.5 and 2 million, representing at least 8-9% of the population.[2] It also conducts a series of projects in order to improve the situation of the Roma in education and health care. Romani CRISS was founded on April 4, 1993, and its current executive director is Margareta Matache.[3]

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  1. ^ National Institute of Statistics. "Press release no 159_2011: Population census rezults." Population and housing census. Press releases. Romania: National Institute of Statistics, 2011. Web. June 23, 2016. p.1-2 http://www.recensamantromania.ro/en/
  2. ^ EU Roma: European Network on Social Inclusion and Roma under the Structural Funds. "Romania: Main Page." 2013. EU Roma: European Network on Social Inclusion and Roma under the Structural Funds. Web. n. pag. June 23, 2016. http://www.euromanet.eu/facts/ro/
  3. ^ Romani Criss. "Short presentation about Romani CRISS." About Romani CRISS. Romani CRISS. June 23, 2016. Web. n. pag. June 23, 2016. http://www.romanicriss.org/en/index.php

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