Network of cities which use CLLD principles and cultural activities to promote inclusion of the Roma in Europe
Reșița Municipality, in partnership with Nevo Parudimos Association – Reșița, Egyutthato Kozossegepito Egyesulet – Budapest, Stranaidea Società Cooperativa Sociale Impresa Sociale Onlus – Torino, Integro Association – Razdag started the project called „Network of cities which use CLLD principles and cultural activities to promote inclusion of the Roma in Europe”. The period of implementation is 1 July 2017 – 31 October 2018 and it`s value is €150.000.
Aim and objectives
Our project “Network of cities which use CLLD (Community Local Lead Development) principles and cultural activities to promote inclusion of the Roma in Europe” it’s a unique initiative which started from the need of exchange of good practices and also from the need of models and examples about inclusion. The project intends to develop an international network of cities which promote equal citizenship, tolerance and participation of the Roma based on the Romact methodology developed by the Council of Europe and European Commission in ROMACT program (http:f/coe-romact.org). Our network will contain initially 4 cities: Reșița from Romania, Torino from Italy, Gyongyos from Hungary and lsperih from Bulgaria but will be extended all around Europe where we have ROMACT.
The main aim of the project is to promote the idea of equal citizens included in a tolerant and open European society.
The objectives of the project are:
- To promote the principles of CLLD used in the Romact methodology in the 4 European states involved in this project;
- To document and put together at least 16 good practices models of promoting active citizenship and participation of Roma and other disadvantaged groups;
- To promote inclusion using culture in the four local communities involved in this project;
- To develop four action plans for Roma using Romact methodology in the partner cities;
- To develop a network which promote inclusion of Roma.
Our project will have four international meetings organized in each of the partner country all having 3 parts: one day dedicated for study visits for experts and civil society representatives which will visit good practices projects; one day dedicated to organize an international experts conference to present different theories or models of inclusive projects; one day dedicated to cultural activities which promote inclusion. Also at local level in each country we will make an action plan for Roma using the Romact methodology from Romania (budgeted action plan).
During the project we will have 5 international meetings:
12 – 14 October 2017 – Reșița, Romania
1 – 3 February 2018 – Torino, Italy
10 – 12 May 2018 – Gyongyos, Hungary
12 – 14 July 2018 – Isperih, Bulgaria
27 – 29 September 2018 – Reșița, Romania