Young Romani women in Europe suffer from multiple obstacles that hinder their inclusion and capacity for emancipation, mainly gender, cultural and economic obstacles. This is pointed out in many studies and reports of the European Union and the Spanish Government, such as the report of the European Commission "ESF and the Roma population" where one can read "The Roma population suffers discrimination in all existential areas and needs access to social services in conditions of equality" and also in the study "Social diagnosis of the Roma community in Spain of the MINISTRY OF HEALTH, SOCIAL POLICY AND EQUALITY": "Romani women are those who spend the least hours in formal employment, less than Romani and non-Romani men and than the rest of Spanish women. Their low levels of qualification, as well as the limited availability of time due to family responsibilities and their participation in those family economic activities outside the strictly domestic ones, are behind these great differences".
Based on this context and in line with the actions of the EU and the Erasmus+ Programme which aim to promote the inclusion of the Roma population in Europe, we have designed the objectives of the project, among which it is worth mentioning:
In order to carry out these ambitious objectives, an association of organisations from different European countries has been formed, which are actively working and have experience specifically in the area of inclusion of young Romani women: A ASOCIACIÓN DE GITANAS FEMINISTAS POR LA DIVERSIDAD (Spain), RIBALTAMBIÇÃO (Portugal), E-ROMNJA and THE CENTRE OF ROMA AMARE RROMENTZA (Romania).
As a result of the collaboration of these 4 organisations within this project, we are creating some very relevant results to facilitate the inclusion of young Romani women, among which we can highlight the SKOLA FEMINISTA ROMANI WEB PLATFORM: INCLUSION IN DIVERSITY.
That is why in order to achieve such ambitious results and objectives, the participating organisations are carrying out a multitude of activities, in which we are involving more than 100 young Romani women from the different countries. Among the most relevant activities, we can highlight: the 3 transnational meetings, which are being held one in each of the partner countries. The activities of multicultural and linguistic training, for overcoming obstacles, virtual mobilities, the participative workshops in which the young women themselves will work on the elaboration of the results, etc.
All these activities and results of the project are based on a participative methodology centred on non-formal and informal education, with the aim of making the learning process attractive, motivating the participants, involving them in their own learning process and promoting learning between equals, as well as the fact that it is the young Romani women themselves who are the main protagonists of the project as they design and produce the training materials and manage the whole project.
SKOLA FEMINISTA ROMANI WEB PLATFORM: INCLUSION IN DIVERSITY is a gateway to non-formal education for inclusion aimed specifically at young Romani women, in which we can find a multitude of training materials, a learning support service, a social awareness campaign to prevent racism.
Together with this platform you can find on this website:
On May 18 and 19, 2018 the first meeting was held in Madrid with the participation of two members from each of the partner entities. This meeting was specifically aimed at:
Grupo de trabajo del Proyecto de Juventud en Madrid
The second transnational meeting was held in Bucharest, Romania, on 18 January 2019 with the attendance of 2 leading members from each of the partner organizations. The following will be discussed at this meeting:
It was held in Portugal on June 21, 2019 and the dissemination and project managers took part in it, with two participants from each organization. This was the last meeting so we tried to evaluate what had been done and prepare the dissemination phase.
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