Why this partnership

The common goal behind partners’ motivation  to set-up this consortium is the improvement of education and social promotion...


The common goal behind partner´s motivation to set-up this consortium is the improvement of education and social promotion of Roma and the introduction of gender approach in their education and mediation work in order to improve opportunities and prospects for access and stay of Roma girls and women into lifelong learning. Partners have been selected taking into account their current work for improvement of education of Roma and the potential impact that the project will have in the lives of their target groups.

Partners have diverse and complementary expertise, competencies and background, they have successfully carried out projects related to Roma education, to gender mainstreaming and social applied research to education, and most of them have worked together in previous EU funded projects.

This consortium is also characterized by being a Roma partnership, by bringing together mainstream Roma civil society organizations and Roma Women associations together with a regional public agency for Roma (P2) and an expert organization in gender equality in education and with minorities.

UR from Spain, has expertise in: social and cultural promotion of the Roma, fostering relations with Roma associations in Spain and Europe and a great deal of expertise in education promotion and mediation with Roma children, youth, adults and families as well as specific projects addressed at empowering and training Roma women. UR has also a training programme for mediators, teachers and social professionals and experience with European education and youth Projects.

DGSSAD-SG from Spain is responsible for all policies concerning Roma people in the region of Andalusia, in terms of management, research, coordination, counselling and coordination with Roma organisations in the region. SG is responsible for the elaboration of the Plan for Roma Community in Andalusia and participates in the elaboration of the Plan for Roma Community at national level.

MECEM from Slovakia has expertise in different projects on media, broadcasting and journalism, aimed at empower and represent the voice of Roma women in society as well as training Roma women in journalism and other issues related to participation in public life.

ADKM from Spain works with the promotion of social, political and economic opportunities for the Roma women, Roma identity and Roma adult education and has an extended experience promoting participation and advocacy spaces for Roma women at regional, national and European levels. It is also currently developing EU Programmes specifically aimed at promoting access of Roma to lifelong learning in Europe, whose results and processes will be integrated in the project.

CEDS from Romania has experience in education programs for children in addressing their needs to a quality education and for Roma young towards supporting them to higher education. It has piloted programs for addressing gender inequality in education of Roma through training programs, which resulted in raised awareness about the equal opportunities in education. 

Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (FGB) is an independent centre working on cultural issues, proposing and evaluating policies at all levels: local, regional, national, European and international. Their activities span over four areas:welfare/social policies,growth and development,human capital/labour market, and transversal priorities/mainstreaming. Key research issues are employment, labour market analysis, gender studies, education policy and public policy evaluation. Having offices in Rome,Milan, Brussels and Bucharest, FGB provides technical assistance and expertise to European institutions and other public sector clients.


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