Culture versus social exclusion

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Country/partner countries

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Institute of Romany Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Health Care, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra,
doc. PhDr. Michal Kozubík, Ph.D.
Kraskova 1
949 74 Nitra

Project information – start and end date (if available)

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
Project intention is a research of intercultural relations between settlement dwellers and majority, quality of mutual interactive processes and a point of view on determinants influencing their coexistence, primarily in social exclusion prism. It tries to summary the empirical fragments according to "Grounded Theory" method. It is an approach to gather theoretical fragments of whether the identity of the Roma nation, the ethnicity of the Roma, their cultural values, habits and traditions, the romahood – romipen – is the decisive factor influencing their behaviour. The main focus lies hereby on social-pathological and socially not accepted phenomena or whether the reason for their behaviour is a consequence of segregation. The problem in the present time is social exclusion in-group of the settlements. The causality of these effects unfitted to „ROMIPEN“ are breakdown of the familycohesion, crime, usury, „entrepreneurs“ – wealthy families which deepen these problems.

Results of the project
The outcome will consist in creation of new conceptual model of social communication without barriers, without stigmatization of social excluded in public space as a possibility to overcome the barriers in integration, respectively as one of the forms of social protection and prevention of social exclusion.

Sources of funding
Roma National minority, majority, scientist, anthropologist,