Roma Families get involved

The content reflects the views only of the author, and the e-RR project partner consortium cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Country/partner countries
Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Spain

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Fundación Secretariado Gitano

Contact person:

Project information – start and end date (if available)
1st April 2012 - 31st March 2013.

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
The specific objectives of the project are as follows:
1. To gather and analyse different work strategies with Roma families in different countries in order to identify those whose impact is greater than others'.
2. To create a transnational platform for the exchange of technical know-how and experience of highly qualified professionals working with the Roma in the field of education and, thus, to improve and exchange (in Europe) the understanding of the behaviours and practices of the young Roma related to education by performing a research action in all partner countries.
3. To generate a practical tool to assist professionals working with the Roma population to facilitate the engagement of Roma families in the educational process of their children. To provide basic approaches and strategies for working with Roma families and to sensitize them on the consequences of early school leaving for their children in terms of their personal development as well as their social and economic integration for the future.
4. To raise awareness about the importance of investing in Roma education through adapted measures to achieve social inclusion goals by disseminating the knowledge generated by the project, with a view to sensitize policy-makers about the need to promote actions in this area, as well as professionals working with the Roma population and the Roma population itself.

Results of the project
The result of the project is the “Guide for working with Roma Families towards achieving the success of their children at school. A transnational methodological proposal for professionals”. The Guide aims to provide guidance for professionals working in the field to involve Roma families in the educational processes of their children. It includes aspects such as the working phases, strategies, key messages, warnings, and examples of good practices and the profile and competences needed for professionals, among others.

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
• Roma students and their families
• Education professionals
• Policy makers in the field of education

Sources of funding
This project has been funded with the support from the European Commission Lifelong Learning Progamme.
Co funded by: FSG (Spain), Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports; Local government of Ács town (Hungary); Fundatia Roma Education Fund Romania (Romania); Romanian Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport (Romania); Ministry of Education, Youth and Science/Centre for Educational Integration of Children and Students of Ethnic Minorities (Bulgaria).


Document - materials that incurred in the project