Award for Roma Integration, 2014
IS YOUR ORGANISATION WORKING IN SUPPORT OF ROMA PEOPLE?
DO YOU HAVE SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS YOU ARE PROUD OF AS THEY ARE MAKING A REAL CHANGE?
'The governments in the Western Balkans and Turkey need to step up their efforts to close the socio-economical gap between the Roma and the non-Roma population. The role of civil society organisations is hereby critical in linking the needs of the people to the policies of the state.'
Christian Danielsson, Director General for Enlargement, European Commission
With the Award for Roma Integration, the European Commission wishes to honour the commitment of civil society organisations in assisting the integration of Roma communities across the Western Balkans and Turkey, and to give visibility to best practices and ideas.
The winning projects will have to demonstrate an original approach, offering holistic, sustainable solutions for overcoming the existing social gaps between the majority communities and the Roma population. Applications are accepted from EU and non-EU funded projects as well as non-funded initiatives.
Civil society organisations from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and Kosovo may apply.
The best project from each country will be awarded with a prize of €14,000. The winners together with the 2nd and 3rd placed from each country will be invited for a study visit to Brussels!
Submitting your application
You can submit your entry in one of the following ways:
- By email, please send your entry as an attachment (Word Document or an OpenOffice Writer File) to: ELARG-Award-Roma@ec.europa.eu
- By post, please send your entry to:
'Award for Roma Integration'
Rue de la Loi 15,
1049 Brussels, Belgium
The deadline for submissions is 06 August 2014(18:00 Brussels time-CEST, electronic delivery or registered mail).
No entries will be returned to competition participants. If you send your entry by post, please be sure to keep a copy for yourself.
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