From research to policy: Roma participation through communicative organization

Olga Serradell, Teresa Sordé, Ariadna Munté*

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For centuries, Roma people's social exclusion has been reinforced through research that has legitimized stereotypes rather than helping to overcome them. This has led Roma people to refuse to participate in the kind of research that has contributed to discrimination against them. We describe how the critical communicative methodology, used in the European Framework Programme, provides Roma people with the opportunity to participate in research at the highest possible level. In particular, the communicative organization of research allows them to contribute directly as members of the research teams. This article focuses on the advisory committee as a mechanism used to guarantee that Roma people can be directly involved in decision making because this model has been transferred from research to policy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-266
Number of pages11
JournalQualitative Inquiry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


  • Advisory committee
  • Communicative organization
  • Dialogue
  • Roma
  • Social exclusion


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