Ministry of Education (Methodological and pedagogical center) is interested in using the platform in practice
Last week we were invited to present a platform on the seminar about positive experiences of teaching staff working with children and pupils from marginalized Roma communities.Read more
In November we introduced a platform on two conferences. The first was held at the Catholic University in Ružomberok and the second one in the Czech Republic. During the conferences we met with positive reactions to the development of the platform with the promise to potential cooperation to the next period.
At the Ministry of Health, we met with the Director of the Department of Public Health Dr. Vadovičová, Ing. Ferjančík from department for national projects and Mgr. Zaujecová from NGO Healthy Communities.Read more
Field social workers and experts from Implementation Agency Of Slovak Ministry of Employment, Social Affairs and Family had good ideas for improvement of the platform
On 7 October we organized a workshop for experts from the Implementation Agency Of Slovak Ministry of Employment, Social Affairs and Family and the Municipality of Trnava, Palárikovo, the municipality Mojmírovce, particularly field social workers and staff from the Department of social protection of children, and not least for professionals working on Roma projects focusing on education and social work at Trnava university.Read more
On 5 October we visited future professionals - students of ending years studying at the Institute of Roma Studies Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, under the auspices of the director doc. Kozubík and colleagues.Read more
The Ministry of the Interior plans to help the communities that are trying to integrate the Roma living on the margins of the society. The first funding of 64 million euros was offered to solve problems related to their low standard of living. Later, they are expected to create even more funding.
"The money will also serve for the desegregation of the Roma in education. This will strengthen the pre-school education of Roma children. The assistance for municipalities will also focus on improving the co-existence with the majority population through the social work field and on improving the quality of healthcare, housing and access to employment opportunities," said the Minister of the Interior Robert Kaliňák (Smer-SD).
Based on the decision of the European Commission, the operational programme Human Resources for the programming period 2014-2020 was approved on 9 December 2014. This operational programme will be financed from two priority project axes and it aims at integrating the inhabitants of the marginalized Roma communities.
The Atlas of Roma Communities was based on "Simplifying the index of development" which defined a list of 150 municipalities that are the eligible beneficiaries of a prepared set of programmes, consisting of a basic package of Take away.
More at: http://www.minv.sk/?spravy_rk&sprava=zoznam-obci-zapojenych-do-narodneho-projektu-take-away-1Read more
The plan of the Ministry of the Interior for the integration of the Roma into the society has the support of the EU
The integration of the Roma into the mainstream society is not a new challenge for Slovakia. We share it not only with our neighboring countries, but also with the rest of Europe, and the common solution is to be responsibly involved in solving the issue at the level of the European Union. Thanks to the financial help of Brussels, the Ministry of the Interior provides a comprehensive package of measures to integrate the Roma communities on the margins of the society, socially as well as economically.
On 06.11.2015, Pecovska Nova Ves (District Sabinov), hosted the conference " Rómska osada a samospráva: dobrá prax, sen či realita?“ (Roma settlement and government: good practice, dream or reality?), under the auspices of the President SR Andrej Kiska, where the positive examples of work with the Roma, the adapting ways, and the first results of pending activities were presented.
9 Governments of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, including the Slovak Republic, proclaimed the period 2005-2015 as the Decade of Roma Inclusion and they have undertaken the actions that will eliminate discrimination and close the unacceptable gaps between the Roma and the rest of the society.Read more
The Government has adopted a strategy through the Resolution no. 1/2012 of 11th January 2012. The strategy was developed by the Office of the Plenipotentiary for Roma Communities with the help of the World Bank, UNDP, NOS, ZMOS and NGOs.Read more
So far, a similar research in Slovakia has not been undertaken yet. Based on the current incremental research, in which the promoter participated, it is obvious that in those areas takes place between Roma active missionary activity of various traditional and non-traditional (new) religious movements. As previously shown, the direct and indirect impacts of their activities, the social inclusion of Roma exclusion. This tool is currently only seems to be particularly effective in removing various "social pathologies" among marginalized Roma, but also as an instrument working already in the short term.Read more