Extending Roma Participation in Balkan, Albania, Kosovo and Romania

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Country/partner countries
Albania, Romania, Kosovo

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
International Association for Solidarity

Project information – start and end date (if available)
20.05.2001. - 20.08.2002.

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
To enhance the possibility of starting a dialogue and promotion of a social aggregation, characterized by participation and joint responsibility of Roma and non-Roma actors as peers to address the Roma Issues.
Training of 75 people working within public authorities and NGOs that work with/for Roma community raised their capacities on NGO Management, Community Development, Fundraising, legislation for protecting minorities’ rights, etc.

Results of the project
75 leaders and representatives of Roma/non Roma NGOs were trained on the NGO Management and Community Development. 30 teachers from Durresi and Fush-Kruja schools were trained on “Roma Culture”. A database of Roma experts in Albania, Kosovo and Romania was created. A webpage on Roma Inclusion was created. A regional seminar on “Roma participation in Albania, Kosovo and Romania” was organized.

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
All beneficiaries: 105
Roma beneficiaries: 78
Romani women beneficiaries: 38

Sources of funding
International Association for Solidarity