New solutions to old problems – exchange of new type of approaches in the field of Roma integration

Project facts

Lead project partner:
Nevo Parudimos association(RO)
Project Number:
In implementation
Initial project cost:
Beneficiary partners:
Autonomia Foundation(HU)
Integro Association(BG)
Public Institution Roma Community Centre(LT)
RARC - Roma advocacy and research center(SK)
Regional Roma Educational Youth Association(MK)
Roma Active Albania(AL)
Slovo 21(CZ)
Women''s Association "Romkinja" Bijeljina(BA)
Zero Discrimination Association(TR)
Expertise partners:
ERGO Network Foundation(NL)

More information


With 12 Million people the Roma are Europe’s largest minority. In 2016 80% of them were at risk of poverty and 63% of Roma aged 16-24 were not in employment, education or training. Recent cases of hate speech and hate crimes from politicians, institutions and citizens e.g. in Ukraine, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France and Italy show the severity of racism against Roma. Antigypsyism is the last “accepted form of racism” and contributes to huge social and economic disparities.

Our project brings together organisations who are rooted in local communities and have implemented successful projects that work on a small scale in local contexts. We aim at supporting Roma communities through implementing inclusion and empowerment projects that have proven to be successful in other communities. At the same time we want to create a more favourable environment for bottom-up approaches to Roma integration, breaking the vicious circle of cynicism that “nothing can be changed”.

The outputs of the project will be achieved through: community-led project planning inspired by good practices and supported through coaches from other Roma CSOs, a tailored capacity-building programme including peer learning and creative tools and evidence-based advocacy.

Information on the projects funded by the EEA and Norway Grants is provided by the Programme and Fund Operators in the Beneficiary States, who are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of this information.