Migration from Bulgaria to Belgium
During the last years, thousands of Bulgarian Roma migrated to Belgian cities. Why did they go in such great numbers? Going to another country, what happens to them? How do they behave, do they again fall in the periphery of society and should they carry the burden of their ethnic identity? We decided to follow our activists in one of the countries where they have migrated to – in the heart of the EU, Belgium. More than twenty activists from the Bulgarian Roma network GORD, activists and leaders with whom we have been working, have settled in the towns of Gent and Brussels
In case study Roma migration: escape or aspirations, you can follow the experiences of five of these Bulgarian Roma in Belgium.