The project is based on Autonomia’s earlier evaluation of the implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategy’s (NRIS) in Hungary and on the experiences of project generation with local project promoters.
In the project we help the implementation of the Strategy’s objectives, the effective use of EU development funds for integration projects at local level.
Involving 10 local Roma communities, settlements/authorities and completing the following:
Selection of Roma coordinators and locations
Recruiting Roma coordinators from our already existing network.
Selection of new localities from the vicinity of the regions served by the coordinators.
Training and supporting new Roma activist from the new localities on community project planning and integration.
Field visits to exemplary initiatives of Roma integration.
Project generation locally
Roma coordinators in their region and in the new settlements will
– analyse inclusion strategies and recent projects of the localities, identify possibilities, and project ideas of the communities;
– facilitate local communities with basic project planning, distribute information to possible beneficiaries, build partnerships, and ensure participation of the Roma.
Core staff: supervise and mentor the work of the coordinators and methodological tasks.
Policy making, dissemination
Case studies on the implemented project and analysis on the results and prevail of anti-discrimination strategies.
Summary study will be prepared with recommendations.
Workshops organised for mayors and decision makers and international actors on the method and results and recommendations.
Type and number of persons benefiting from the project
Direct target group: Roma and non-Roma people of the involved settlements (20,000), authorities (50), mayors (10), elected members of the local self-governments (30) and NGOs (min 50).
Indirect target group: staff of state agencies working with NRIS (25) and decision makers at national level (300).
Local municipalities and Roma NGOs, communities, state agencies, international community / Roma and pro-Roma organisations benefit from the project.
The importance of community planning and use of anti-discrimination directives become standard practice at localities.
The local projects will better contribute to the anti-discrimination strategy of the EU and the implementation of the NRIS.
Type and number of outputs to be produced
“With financial support from the “Rights, Equality and Citizenship” Programme of the European Union”