The project is a new approach for Roma inclusion through promoting employment on the primary labour market, in the private sector. The main idea of the project is to facilitate access of secondary and university level educated Roma to quality, white-collar jobs at private companies, which are usually non-accessible for most of Roma.
The concept aims to overcome the tools of the most common Roma employment programmes targeting low educated, long-term unemployed people and to come up with alternative measures to boost Roma employment.
The long-term aim of the project is to contribute to the strengthening of a Roma middle-class, to a more inclusive society with decreasing prejudices and anti-Roma attitudes and to promote responsible employment practices. The project also aims at raising awareness of the added value of education in Roma communities by showing examples of improved employment chances and successful carrier building of young Roma.
The activities target the potential Roma employees on one hand to prepare them for a successful entry into the corporate employment. The project also supports the employer companies in adapting their internal procedures to support the recruitment and integration of less competitive Roma candidates and to create a more inclusive environment.
The project involves 150 young Roma in Hungary
The consortium partners are:
Open Society Institute Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria
Autonomia Foundation, Budapest, Hungary
Central European University, Center for Policy Studies, Budapest, Hungary.
Project period: October 2016-September 2019
Budget: 353 908 Euro, of which 283 126 Euro is co-financed by the European Commission, Directorate General Employment and Social Affairs and Inclusion