Training on democracy and responsible citizenship among Roma youth

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Country/partner countries

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Romaversitas Foundation
1066 Budapest, Teréz krt. 46. IV/1
+36 30 4662423; +36 1 2695987; +36 30 2221109
Paskó Ildi

Project information – start and end date (if available)
Start date: 01.09.2014.
End date: 31.08.2015.

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
Because of the ineffectiveness of the Roma advocacy it is very important for the Roma youth to become active, democratic citizens who are responsible for themselves and their community. The key element for development is education, which help Roma youth to gain knowledge and tools – such as a diploma. The program is built on the cooperation and activity of the young people.

Results of the project
The young Roma are mentored by Roma university students, who share their own examples and provide personal support to the mentored. This will help the secondary school students to study further after completing secondary education and become conscious, active citizens. The participation of the youth, besides the development, will also be important in the communication of the initiative (writing of news and summaries, making of videos), since they are the people who are best suited to convey their message about themselves and their work to the mainstream society and the civil sector.

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
30 secondary school Roma students will take part in the development in the project.

Sources of funding
Amount: 63.402,00 Euro