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How to Tackle Poverty?

Slovakia

Project Facts

Project objective: Active citizenship fostered
Project promoter: Milan Simecka Foundation
Type of institution: Advocacy organization (NGO)
Project number: SK10-0048
Target group(s): People at risk of poverty,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 58,767
Final project costs: € 58,226
From EEA Grants: € 52,403
The project is carried out in: Slovakia

Summary of project results

 

The discussion on what is poverty, social exclusion and inclusion is missing in Slovakia The public opinion on the poverty, socially excluded groups is influenced by myths, misunderstandings and by the lack of information. Project therefore tackled a issue of poverty and awareness about it. It also contributed to decreasing of prejudices about Romas which are still pretty common in society. Project consisted of three crucial pillars – explaining, measuring and advocating, with the accent on activities within the public policies and the attitudes of wider public. So, the outputs were delivered within these three pillars: explaining via set of 52 articles and 9 infographics, measuring via public opinion pool and developed and tested methodology of measuring of social inclusion in communities and advocating via lobbying and influencing of public policies. In addition, set of good examples from abroad was elaborated. The project promoter developed wide spectrum of activities not only towards general public but also to experts and to local municipalities. The audit of social inclusion methodology, elaborated within the project, was tested in two town (Dolný Kubín and Tornaľa) and it was already presented to wider auditorium of local authorities on ZMOS seminars. Important part of the project were also "focus groups", what is specific way of public opinion survey.

 


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