Roma Teaching and Training

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Country/partner countries
The project was implemented in Greece, Italy, Spain and Hungary.

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Coordinator: Action Synergy (Greece) />
Contact Person: Kostas Diamantis- Balaskas
Tel: 00302106822606

Project information – start and end date (if available)
Start Date: 1/4/2012
End Date: 31/3/2013

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
The general objective of the project was to raise the participation and attainment levels of the Roma students in schools. The specific objective with which the general objective was achieved is to prepare the Roma children of a pre-school age in order to deal better with the school environment. According to the opinion of the partnership one of the main reasons for which the Roma children leave the school is that it is something completely different from what they have been used to, is something out of their culture and they have problems to get used to this new environment. Therefore, the main aim of the project was to develop and test a model for the organization of “pre-school centers” especially organized for the Roma children of a pre-school age. These pre-school centers prepared the Roma children for the school through specific activities and they will be organized on the format of a nursery school. The project had as an objective both to develop and test the model in order this to be transferable in other countries or in other programmes but also to have a practical impact to the lives of the 80 Roma children (20 children in each country) that would participate in the piloting by improving their lives through helping them to get better used to the school environment.

Results of the project
The project has:
- Developed and run pre-school centers for 80 Roma children of pre-school age
- Developed a pedagogical model for the organisation of pre-school education for Roma children
- Developed guidelines on the training of intercultural intermediators
- Developed an e-learning course for pre-school teachers and trainers (available at /> - Organised teacher training seminars on the model

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
The project has benefited:
-80 Roma children in 4 partner countries which had the chance to benefit from pre-school education
-Pre-school teachers that have acquired a model and training material on how to organise pre-school courses for Roma children
- Intercultural Intermediators that have been trained on how to intermediate in an intercultural pre-school education environment
- Trainers of intercultural intermediators that have acquired pedagogical competencies and training material for the training they offer

Sources of funding
The project was co-financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission (Key Activity 1- Roma Multilateral Projects)


Document - materials that incurred in the project
Model for the organisation of pre-school centers
Pre-school centers running
Guidelines for training of intercultural intermediators
E-Learning Platform