Roma children and their families will receive extra support to underline the importance of education in better integration and career prospects.
‘Learning while working’, an ESF-funded project managed by the Red Cross and Gipsy Foundation, is giving young Spaniards who are unemployed, undereducated or working in the black economy a fresh start.
Report calls for strengthening cooperation in education and training up to 2020 and especially to promote social inclusion.
Roma women in Extremadura, Spain, have successfully completed a training course to boost their employability as part of the ESF-funded project ‘Acceder’.
The Czech NGO ‘Vzájemné soužití’ is organising trade qualification and retraining courses for the long-term unemployed in the east of the Czech Republic. The partly ESF-funded project mainly targets Roma.
A new ESF-backed project aims to promote the social inclusion of Roma in the Romanian commune of Vad in Cluj County with the help of the ancient craft of wicker making.
A total of 2706 teachers, psychologists and tutors at 200 Slovakian primary school have so far completed training programmes intended to foster the inclusion of marginalised Roma communities. A further 1500 will follow suit before the end of the ESF-funded project in October 2015.
To mark International Roma Day, the European Commission has underlined the need for further efforts by the Member States to improve the situation for Roma communities in Europe.
Num relatório adotado hoje, a Comissão Europeia insta os Estados‑Membros a aplicarem as respetivas estratégias nacionais destinadas a fomentar a integração económica e social dos 10 a 12 milhões de ciganos existentes na Europa. Os Estados‑Membros elaboraram estes planos em resposta ao Quadro da UE para as estratégias nacionais de integração dos ciganos, adotado por iniciativa da Comissão em 5 de abril de 2011, que foi apoiado pelos líderes da UE pouco tempo depois.
A meeting in Bucharest gathered policy makers, Romanian authorities and a number of NGOs promoting Roma integration, to discuss steps and actions undertaken to better use EU funds for Roma inclusion, following the Roma high level events that took place in Romania in October 2010.