ERNE - European Roma Integration good practice exchange and policy network

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Country/partner countries
Croatia, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Romania, Slovakia Bulgaria

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Municipality of Koprivnica
Zrinsk1 trg, 1
HR 48000 Koprivnica

Contacts: Vedrana Knežević, Iva Svirčić, Silvia Gadjic:

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

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
The project has been developed to provide a platform for the sharing of good-practice information between actors in the education of Roma people in 6 EU countries: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Romania and Slovakia and 1 candidate country, Croatia.

The specific aims of the project are to:
• create a horizontal network for the sharing of educational information in 4 areas: pre-school, school, higher education and vocational courses,
• focus critical analysis on how to improve the levels of accessibility, the reduction of early leaving and transfer between educational levels,
• create substantive policy recommendations based on the findings and employing a comprehensive consultation process involving the target group, stakeholders and political decision makers

Results of the project
• 5 public network conferences
• Policy recommendation document – preschool education
• Policy recommendation document – school education
• Policy recommendation document – higher and tertiary education
• Policy recommendation document – vocational education
• Identification matrix for good practices (for all 4 educational levels)
• Focus Groups
• Website in partners' languages
• Facebook site for ERNE

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
• Roma students of all ages;
• Organisations, institutions and other entities working with Roma;
• Roma grass roots community;
• Teaching staff, local organisations, associations, public authorities and NGOs sensible to the subject of Roma social and economic inclusion and access to education;

Sources of funding
European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme


Document - materials that incurred in the project
Pre-school education - research paper
Recommendation paper for good practices in pre-school education
Recommendation paper for good practices in School education
Higher and tertiary education
Recommendation paper for good practices in higher and tertiary education
Vocational education
Recommendation paper for good practices in vocational education