The Macedonian society, including the European at large is dominated by the priorities of the majority nations, and that neglected the interests of the less powerful nations and the minorities. Furthermore, it can be noted that Romani intellectuals are acting through political parties, institutions and civil society in order to influence policies, while Romalitico is designated as a new form of influence with the focus on Roma. Considering the fact that almost all academic research and analysis for Roma at national and European level are implemented and published by non-Roma, Romalitico tends to challenge the invalid and misinterpreted research and analysis as well as to generate new knowledge. This medium tends to include specific aspects and attitudes by the Roma academic elite with greater validity and critical voice for policies, policy proposals and research on Roma
The idea for establishing this academic medium was an initiative from the authors in order to discuss public policies for Roma in Macedonia because discussion of Roma policies at national and European level has been limited. The Romalitico team is composed of students and alumni from the Central European University in Hungary. The expertise and commitment to the Roma issue are the key motivation for the future existence of Romalitico. This initiative aims to contribute complementary in the political culture of the Roma community, creating public and constructive debate on the present and future political and socio-economic processes in the country and Europe.