Roma community perspectives on migration to the UK

In recent years the UK has receive a larger number of Roma migrants, of which a significant proportion is from Romania. Migration and the free movement of people makes an important contribution to community cohesion, social capital, social inclusion and the UK economy (Kofman et al, 2009). Roma migration, as a subset of the broader phenomenon of migration to the UK and as an important contribution to social and economic capital in the UK, is routinely misunderstood and affected by public misconception and prejudices related to migration. The is the first of two reports into Roma migration in the UK - community perspectives; and policy context.