The Roma population is the most important minority group in the City of Almería. Most of them are settled in one of the districts of the “URBAN” area, where they represent 45% of the total of the population.
The “URBAN” area corresponds to the historical city centre, where at present the Municipality of Almería is implementing an integrated initiative focused on the regeneration of the city centre. The project is funded by the ERDF. One of the priority axes within this project is the integration of socially excluded minority groups.
The challenges that the Roma population face are:
- Low educational attainment, specially among Roma women
- High levels of unemployment among Roma population
- Difficulties in the access to Housing
- Physical and Social exclusion