Precarious labor and peripheral housing. The socio-economic practices of Romanian Roma in the context of changing industrial relations and uneven territorial development

Research Grant Contract: 22 din 01/11/2020 (RO-NO-2019-0496)

Duration of Research Project: 2020 – 2023
The research project ‘Precarious labor and peripheral housing. The socio-economic practices of Romanian Roma in the context of changing industrial relations and uneven territorial development’ provides a comprehensive understanding of the living and working conditions of Romanian Roma faced by changing industrial relations and uneven development. We address responses to social marginalization, which is subjecting people both materially and symbolically at the intersection of precarious labor, peripheral housing and migration. Our case study is located in Baia Mare, the administrative and industrial center of Maramureş region. Based on this analysis, we are looking for the establishment of new connections, partnerships and solidarities between local actors at multiple levels dedicated to the empowerment of dispossessed Roma.

This project is financed by EEA and Norway Grants and the Romanian State Budget operated by Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI). The project is hosted by Babeș-Bolyai University and is implemented by a multidisciplinary and trans-national team.