Information on the Roma in the case of Latvia

According to provisional data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB), at the beginning of 2018 there were 5,082 Roma people living in Latvia, which represents about 0.3 per cent of the total population, of whom 19 to 22 per cent are young people. However, according to unofficial data by the Roma community up to 15,000 Roma were estimated to be living in Latvia back in 2005.6 Thus, despite a lack of fully reliable and comparable data, a gradual decrease in the number of Roma has been observed in the recent years, one of the reasons being that Roma have emigrated to foreign countries in search of employment.

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Roma Civil Monitor Coordinators:

RCM 1 (2017-2020) Latvia Reports:

Roma Civil Monitor (2017) Civil society monitoring report on implementation of the national Roma integration strategies in Latvia: Focusing on structural and horizontal preconditions for successful implementation of the strategyENGLISHLATVIAN

Roma Civil Monitor (2018) Civil society monitoring report on implementation of the national Roma integration strategy in Latvia: Assessing the progress in four key policy areas of the strategy ENGLISHLATVIAN

Roma Civil Monitor (2019) Civil society monitoring report on implementation of the national Roma integration strategy in Latvia: Identifying blind spots in Roma inclusion policy  ENGLISHLATVIAN

Roma Civil Monitor 2017-2020 country fiche: Latvia