Deadline: 19 September 2017
The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals to support the setting up or reinforcing of national consultation processes in the Member States, through National Roma Platforms convened and managed by National Roma Contact Points (NRCPs).
The National Roma Platforms are expected to encourage and facilitate dialogue and exchanges, promote mutual learning, cooperation and involvement in implementation and monitoring between all national stakeholders. Inclusion of Roma people, in particular Roma women and youth, in the Platform is strongly encouraged.
- To empower the NRCPs in the process of Roma integration, to give them the necessary visibility towards all relevant stakeholders, whether at national, regional or local level, towards Roma and non-Roma communities
- To ensure effective involvement of all relevant stakeholders (i.e. national, regional, local authorities, Roma and non-Roma communities including Roma youth and Roma women, Roma and pro-Roma non-governmental organisations (NGOs), private entrepreneurs, trade unions, professional associations, academia, Equality bodies, etc.) in all decisions, including those on allocation of available financial resources from both EU and national budgets that affect Roma, taking into account the roles off each stakeholder
- To address the gaps in the implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategy and the challenges which are specific to the national context
- To feed reporting processes at national and EU level
Organization of topical discussions/focused group discussions/good practices working meetings, notably on:
- education, employment, health, housing and anti-discrimination issues, which would address the needs/priorities/obstacles/challenges at national/ regional/local level
- funding opportunities
- Roma education and how best to advance the education of Roma children, involving educators, Roma parents, representatives of municipalities, social workers, Roma mediators, Roma assistants
- the involvement of trade unions, private sector in increasing employability of Roma and on an integrated approach in the area of housing and health
- To be eligible, grant applications must comply with all of the following criteria:
- The application must be summited by the officially appointed National Roma Contact Point. Only one application per Member State will be accepted.
- The EU grant applied for cannot be higher than EUR 65 000.
- The initial duration of the project should not exceed 12 months.
- The Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU), including their overseas departments, Iceland and Lichtenstein.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.