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Twinning activities for Roma integration

Twinnings are developed with local and regional authorities in order to lead concrete measures in Roma integration locally and encouraging the development of a EU wider network.

Roma in Hamm

Hamm, a former mining city under regeneration, has about 180,000 inhabitants with more than 130 nationalities. Among the migrant population, education levels tend to be low while unemployment is high.

Over the past decade, more than 2,500 migrants from southeast Europe have settled in Hamm, most of them Roma. Many live in the poorer parts of the city.

Main challenges

The city takes action to improve the living conditions of the Roma, focusing on the fields of

  • health 
  • housing 
  • child care
  • education
  • employment

Hamm also hopes to cooperate more closely with the Roma‘s regions and cities of origin and their target regions and cities in Germany.