IDRICS reports: Bridging the Gap between Academics, Politicians, Practitioners and Policy Makers

The Institute for Diversity Research, Inclusivity, Communities and Society (IDRICS) headed up a consortia of academics from the University of Greenwich, Middlesex, Warwick and Hull, to host two international thematic workshops jointly funded by the European Union/The Council of Europe  and the European Academic Network on Romani Studies with additional support from the Bucks New University, Faculty of Society and Health Pro-Vice Chancellor’s Fund.

The intensive workshops enabled international expert participants to explore policy and practice within the United Kingdom and wider European context with the intent of sharing good practice, challenging negative stereotypes and discriminatory professional practice in the fields of criminal justice, health and social care provision in relation to Gypsy, Traveller and Roma (GTR) communities.

Four reports on bridging the gap between policy and practice were produced on the issues of health and justice and summaries are available of each report.