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Mobilizing universities to combat discrimination


Project Facts

Project objective: Democratic values, including human rights, promoted
Project promoter: Romanian Academic Society
Type of institution: Grass root initiative (NGO)
Project number: RO09-0138
Target group(s): Students, Civil servants/Public administration staff,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 81,370
Final project costs: € 76,152
From EEA Grants: € 73,046
The project is carried out in: Bucureşti

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This is a project under the programme: Funds for Non-governmental Organisations
Priority sector: Civil Society

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What will the partnership achieve?

Summary of project results


The project contributes to combating discrimination and hate speech in higher education in order to achieve an academic environment free of discrimination. This objective will be achieved by increasing the capacity of universities, the Ministry of Education and of students to adequately respond to discrimination. At the moment, there is no data available on the level of discrimination in universities, yet studies have shown that intolerant attitudes are widespread among young people. SAR and its partners, NCCD and CEDS aim to assess the level of discrimination and to formulate policy recommendations for the relevant ministries; rules and procedures for universities and to create a network of volunteer-students to report on university regulations and on cases of discrimination. The Partners will engage students and university professors in 10 universities, student associations, professors’ unions, policy-makers, as well as the media and bloggers active in the education and anti-discrimination policy areas, in the project’s activities. Also, they will establish institutional partnerships with and among them.


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