Roma Myth

Every fifth euro goes to a pensioner, railroads and highways consume 7-times more public resources than family benefits. To support farmers, Slovak citizens spent 3-times more than on benefits in material need.

Roma Myth

Despite these facts, many Slovak citizens believe that benefits received by Roma minority are the main cause of high taxes and budget deficit can be solved by their restriction.

That is not true. We call these popular stereotype a Roma myth, because it is incorrect and people attribute it a miraculous power to heal public finances to this myth.

This webpage and publication have a goal to correct the facts about social benefits for Roma. Stripping the myth of its „miraculous power“ will help us to focus on solving the base of the problem.

INESS is an independent, non-governmental and non-political civic association. All of our activities are financed by grants, 2% tax allocation, own activities and donations from individuals and legal entities. Thus, our operation, scope and quality of outputs, largely depends on your generosity.
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