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Gipsy & non gipsy - great possibility


Project Facts

Project objective: Awareness of cultural diversity raised and intercultural dialogue strengthened
Project promoter: Never Give Up Foundation
Type of institution: Foundation
Project number: HU07-0044
Target group(s): Disabled, Roma,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 104,642
Final project costs: € 82,862
From EEA Grants: € 63,390
The project is carried out in: Hungary

Project partnership(s)

What will the partnership achieve?

Summary of project results


The project promoted intercultural dialogue between Roma and non-Roma individuals and groups, the mitigation of prejudiced attitudes, and the reduction of social tensions. The main sites of the project were Szendrőlád, Martonyi and Pánd. 15 children and their parents were chosen from each of these villages and participated in the programme. In Szendrőlád and Martonyi the target group was almost 100% Roma. They involved the participants in complementary activities that could potentially initiate development in the lives of the individuals, the families, the village communities and on the level of society as well. A total of 90 people participated, but during the one-year project period they were to reach out to many more people, as they aimed to promote co-operation between the Roma and non-Roma population through joint activities.. The main activities included: - Drama Pedagogy sessions three times a week for children groups - Drama Pedagogy sessions once a month for adult groups - 3-days visit in Szendrőlád for people of different social groups (total of seven shifts) - integrated summer camp - events amplifying community life - travelling opportunities abroad to Liechtenstein - Christmas events in the villages - Roma Culture Day music event in Budapest with the participation of the band ‘Budapest Bár’ The Roma people weren't just participants in the programmes, but were also involved as organisers. The project was supported by the local municipalities, the Gypsy Minority Self-Governments and NGOs.

Bilateral results


As a donor project partner, a special education institution from Liechtenstein – which deals with disadvantaged children and young people – also participated in the programme. The project promoter had to cooperate closely with Heilpädagogisches Zentrum des Fürstentums Liechtenstein regarding the visit abroad during the respective period of the project. They kept them informed about further stages of the project with brief reports and pictures in the hope of a long-lasting relationship with the donor partner in the future, in which the partner seemed keen on having the opportunity to become acquainted with our culture and visit them in the framework of an exchange programme to strengthen the relationship between the organizations .


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