Romona: the incubator for female Roma entrepreneurship

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Country/partner countries

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Lead partner:
City of Čakovec
Grad Čakovec 114
Kralja Tomislava 15
40000 Čakovec

Autonomni centar Čakovec
Dr. Ivana Novaka 38



Project information – start and end date (if available)
01.02.2015 – 31.01.2016

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
The main objective of the project is to improve the realization level of the national minorities' rights in South-Eastern Europe and the specific objective is to improve the effectiveness of the participation of the Roma minority members in the economic and social life of the City of Čakovec teritory.

Results of the project
The expected key result was the establishment of the "Romona" in Kuršanec that will have an economic activity (sewing / printing on textile matters and developing the sale of such products) and at the same time it will encourage other women from the village to independently go into cooperatives or businesses. Romone members will at all times receive adequate support for the development of the association that will have the possibility of establishing a cooperative in the future.

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
4 future Roma members of the "Romona" associaton

Sources of funding
Total worth of the project is 20,000.00 euro
10% funded by the City of Čakovec, the rest from the EU funds