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Second workshop training in Budapest for the Roma Civil Monitor Project [editar]

Central European University coordinated the meeting attended by the representatives of the participating national coalitions (27 countries).



Between the 23rd and the 25th of April, the workshop training of the Roma Civil Monitor project took place. This seminar has brought together the national representatives of the coalitions of the 27 countries participating in the program. The objective was to provide the guidelines and clarify ideas for the realization of the second report that each of the national coalitions will carry out during 2018.

The working sessions addressed the different chapters that the report will contain: Education, Employment, Data Search, Health, Housing and (given that the project attaches great importance to the incidence and making the report have the greatest impact) the FSG offered a presentation on Incidence and how to get the maximum impact of the reports by putting the Samuel Question campaign as an example of successful advocacy activity.

The Roma Civil Monitor project´s objective is that Roma Civil Society organization create monitoring reports on the implementation of national policies for the inclusion of the Roma population. To this end, the different coalitions of NGOs grouped by country carry out a work of compiling both on the ground interviews and desk-research work (further information). In addition, the coalitions prepare dissemination and advocacy plans so that the report made has the maximum possible impact and there are improvements both in the current implementation and in the planning of the next measures that affect the inclusion of the Roma population.

Fundación Secretariado Gitano is one of the coordinators of the project together with the CEU, ERGO, ERRC and REF. For its part, the FSG coordinates the group of countries of the Southwest (France, Italy, Portugal and Spain) besides, in this second report will do the work of reviewing the chapters related to employment.

The project enters its second year of work, it is expected that the duration will be three years. At this time most of the first year national reports are in the process of being delivered to the European Commission. However, reports from Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia are now available for download and the rest will soon be available. To download them in English, click here.

Without a doubt, this type of program contributes to having a stronger, organized and trained civil society to demand responsibilities in fulfilling the rights of the most vulnerable.