Why this website?

Do you know why Finnish Roma women dress in traditional costume? What do the Roma and the mainstream population have in common? What do Roma teenagers think about life and the future?

The Romanit.fi website is a source of information on the history of the Roma, their customs and present-day existence in Finland and in Europe. It aims to destroy prejudice – though it does not shy away from the tough issues.

The site is intended for all those who are interested in the Roma.

I have not really thought about what makes us different [from the mainstream population], as I have always tended to think how similar we are anyway.

-16- year old Roma boy (More Alike than Different)