Autonomia Foundation supports the development of a just society with members who are free, active and responsible in shaping their own life and that of their community.
Our organisation is a private foundation established in 1990. We implement various programs for the achievement of our aims.
Our efforts focus on strengthening civil society and supporting marginalised social groups, with special emphasis on Roma integration.
Activities include local trainings, project generation, community development and support of community initiatives, integrated cross-sectoral professional work, identification and presentation of good practices (study visits), research projects, policy recommendations, grant making and management of grant schemes. We aim for the social integration of disadvantaged social groups and the creation of partnerships and cooperation.
An especially important aim is to facilitate the effective use of European development funds to improve the living conditions of disadvantaged Roma communities.
We believe that our professional and policy recommendations and publications contribute to the widespread use of our knowledge and experience.
Our activities are based on dialogue and cooperation, we are open to new ideas and solutions.
Our organisation is independent from any government, institutions or person: our activities are free and we pursue our goals along democratic values and the principles of transparency.
We respect the needs and values of all stakeholders. We are impartial and prudent, doing our work with the best of our theoretical and practical knowledge.
“We think what we say. We do what we think”
We frankly face the difficulties we meet during our work, we speak about favourable and adverse influences and experiences, be it our own work, our partners or the broader social-political environment.
We always respect, appreciate and acknowledge our partners and their individual rights.