Central European University is dedicated to supporting promising Roma students to realize their full academic and professional potential. Over the past 11 years, the flagship Roma Access Programs prepared more than 250 outstanding Roma students to serve as role models for Roma communities and as integration leaders. CEU is expanding and reorganizing its Roma programs under the umbrella of the Roma in European Societies initiative. Read more


CEU Roma Community Spreads Cultural Awareness Via Flash Mob


Thursday June 23

June 23, 2016

Monday June 20

9:00am to 2:00pm
June 20, 2016 to June 21, 2016

Friday April 08

April 8, 2016


feature profiles

Pinar Aktoy (Turkey)

I studied Economics and I want to learn English because I wish to be a better manager.

Volodymyr Yakovenko (Ukraine)

I came to Hungary to learn English in RELP, so that I can realize my professional and social projects. My favorite thing about RELP is that it gives me the space to grow.

Ebru Ertas (Turkey)

I want to spend my life doing what I want. I have to become stronger. There are many projects I want to bring to life. I began learning English for my work, but I find the language very difficult. Even so, it is really worth studying it.

Attila Ferkovics (Hungary)

My dream is to bring equality between the Roma and the non-Roma. But for that I need professional English language knowledge, and I am happy that I can learn that in the RELP program.

Margit Ignacz (Hungary)

I like to deal with pupils and I like to do drama pedagogy and different kinds of non-formal education. I think If I know English language well, I can help the children more effectively.

Mersud Selman (Bosnia)

My name is Mersud Selman, I was born in 1986 in Bihac where I finished secondary art school. In 2010, I entered the Academy of Painting in Sovilj where I was a highly respected student and praised for my paintings.

Denis Vaitsekhovskii (Russia)

In the future, I want to work in Public Administration. English proficiency promotes successful development of both education and moving up on the career ladder, education that I certainly want to go through.

Leila Lazar (Hungary)

My dream is that one day I will work at United Nations or the European Parliament.

Marinela Isuf (Albania)

Not knowing English has been an obstacle in continuing my MA studies. Being part of RELP allows me to make new friends with young Roma from all over Europe and exchange with them experiences regarding Roma issues.

Timea Lakatos (Hungary)

I would like to study at CEU, in the future, because this can be the first step to learn the inclusive pedagogy methodology.

Marina Csikos (Hungary)

I would like to learn English because later I want to study abroad. This is my dream.

Angel Kochev (Bulgaria)

I think that no one chooses who they get born as, but they choose who they become. Still, we develop ourselves as far as our social environment lets us to. This is why I joined RELP. This program will help me enrich my knowledge and develop my abilities and go on to confidently achieve my goal.

Janos Jeri (Hungary)

The CEU Roma Language Program helps me make my plans come true. This program is a great opportunity for the Young European Roma people to improve their English skills and continue their studies.

Kateryna Flora (Ukraine)

This program is very important for me because I want to learn English and I believe that receiving additional education is important for my future.

Gabor Vidak (Hungary)

I want to continue my studies and I would like to do my job at a higher level, this being the reason I applied to RELP. The program gives me every possibility to achieve my goals. I am really thankful to be here.

Zsuzsanna Kovacs

Country: Hungary
Academic Background: Law

Zsuzsanna Jakab

Country: Hungary
Academic Background: Social Work and Social Policy

Xhenson Cela

Country: Albania
Academic Background: Law

Vivien Brassoi

Country: Hungary
Academic Background: Law

Nikolai Petrenko

Country: Russia
Academic Background: Economics

Marija Sulejmanova

Country: Macedonia
Academic Background: Law

Maria Komaromi

Country: Hungary
Academic Background: Hungarian Literature and Linguistics and Romology

Karoly Esztergalyos

Country: Hungary
Academic Background: Finance and Accounting

Julian Kondur

Country: Ukraine
Academic Background: Law

Judit Ignacz

Country: Hungary
Academic Background: French and Romology