ART4ROM - Arts for Roma Children

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Country/partner countries
Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, United Kingdom and Spain

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation
Chaussée de la Hulpe, 61
Brussels 1180, BE
Internet site:

Contact person: Mr. Pascale Charhon

Project information – start and end date (if available)
December 2012 – November 2014

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
The Art4ROM project aims at fostering intercultural dialogue, mutual understanding and social inclusion among children (both Roma and non-Roma) aged between 5-10, by using innovative educative methodology based on the practice of the arts in school and non-school environments.

Art4ROM aims at reaching the following objectives:
1. collection and transfer of effective joined-up learning practices to develop a methodology;
2. the methodology to provide equal opportunities and equity in education for Roma children, fostering the acquisition of key competences;
3. to prepare the piloting materials to test the methodology;
4. to pilot the methodology in schools;
5. to evaluate the methodology;
6. to enhance the level of cooperation between authorities, NGO's, schools, the private sector and grassroots organizations to increase Roma participation in public life;
7. online workshops;
8. the creation of a European community space as a repository to exchange ideas and products;
9. dissemination strategy;
10. advocacy strategy;
11. setting up the basis for a Forum/Platform for joint reflection and European cooperation to:
a. identify and promote innovation and best practice exchange to foster Roma’s inclusion through the practice of the arts;
b. be recognized and act as one of the major counterpart able to provide high level expertise at the European international fora on Roma issues.

Results of the project
Project outputs include numerous educational documents and
tangible deliverables available on the project website:
a) The Art4Rom Repository
b) The Background Report “Use of individual art forms in children’s education”
c) Delivery of a training course for school teachers, social and cultural operators
d) Teaching tools and Piloting activities
e) Piloting activities
f) Selection of case studies Report
g) The Art4Rom methodology e-Handbook

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
Roma and non-Roma children aged from 5 to 10 years

Sources of funding
European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme


Document - materials that incurred in the project
Glossary and phrasebook for children
Good Practices
Methodology Handbook
Initial Trainings
Initial Trainings (Italy)
Piloting - Rudnany (Slovakia)
"The Magic Box"