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What is the ethnic origin of the highly segregated minority group?

Key Area:
Housing & Segregation
Racism, Discrimination
28/12/2011 - 15:22
Short Answer

A minority group with which segregation is most visibel is the Roma community.

Qualitative Info

A minority group with which segregation is most visibel is the Roma community. According to the Amnesty International Report, most of the Roma population in Slovenia lives in segregated settlements (slums) in rural areas, in living conditions that are far below minimum standards. Problems pertaining these settlements are insecurity of tenure and problems with accessing basic infrastructure such as water, sanitation and transport facilities. The estimation of the number of Roma in Slovenia is between 7.000 and 12.000 (0,5 % of the population). Most of them are concentrated in southeast regions Dolenjska, Posavje and Bela Krajina and in northeast region Prekmurje. Some also live in urban areas, such as Ljubljana, Maribor and Velenje. There are 105 Roma settlements in Slovenia where around 9000 Roma people live (as estimated). There are no similar data on segregation of other ethnic groups in Slovenia.



Parallel lives. Roma denied rights to housing and Water in Slovenia, report, Amnesty International, 2011, available at

Spatial problems of Roma settlements in Slovenia, Expert group for Roma settlements, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, 2010, available at


Group Roma community
Groups affected/interested Roma & Travelers
Type (R/D) Anti-roma/zinghanophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Housing, Daily life
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