The Tom Lantos Institute continues its research project focusing on Roma representation in public spaces. The inquiry began in 2018 with the investigation of the UNESCO World Heritage area of Budapest. In 2019, with the involvement of Roma researchers, we expanded the inquiry to examine other parts of Budapest.
In 2020, the scope of research is being expanded to include the entire area of Hungary. A group of Roma researchers supported by TLI will explore whether tendencies identified in Budapest can be also observed in other parts of the country. Furthermore, the study will investigate success stories from the countryside, when Roma communities successfully initiated the installation of Roma representations in public spaces.