Roma Youth, European Youth 4

 RROMA is part of the project of Nevo Parudimos that is being implemented from 01.08.2016 – 31.07.2017. The name of the project is “Roma Youth, European Youth 4” (contract no. 2016-2-RO01-KA105-024898), beside RROMA and Nevo Parudimos five other international partners are taking part: Egyutthato Kozossegepito Egyesülete (Hungary), Asociacion Munticultural Nakelamos (Spain), Integro Association (Bulgaria), Youth Express Network (France) and Futuro Digital (Italy).

The main goal of this project is to help 21 young Roma and non-Roma in 7 countries by using the “9 steps in working with young Roma” to learn how to work with Roma youth and understand them better. 
The general objectives of the project are: 
– To capacitate the 7 partner NGO’s to work with young Roma;
– To increase the use of the guide “9 steps in working with Roma youngsters”;
– To increase the participation of young Roma;
– To promote non-formal education and practical life learning for Roma young people.
The project is divided into 3 main parts: 
1. Training: From 16.01.2017 to 24.01.2017, the organization Nevo Parudimos with the above partners has implemented the first phase of the training that took place in Herculane, Caras-Severin county, in Hotel Ferdinand. At the end of the first part, 21 volunteers and youth workers were trained to use the “9 steps in working with young Roma” in order to help them work in their local communities and to understand better how to approach Roma youth.
Group work during the training in Herculane
The objectives of the training were: 
1. To develop abilities, skills and knowledge of 21 participants, so that they can become professional youth workers who work with young Roma and non-Roma;
2. To help 21 participants empower young people to develop activities that promote inclusion;
3. To train ​​21 young Roma and non-Roma to use the practical guide “9 steps in working with young Roma”;
4. To teach 21 participants so they know the traditions and history of Roma.
As a result of this training, the 21 participants have acquired more knowledge about how to work with young Roma, have learned what it means to work with young people, and have planned a series of activities for the following six months back home and changed experience and information.

2.Practical Part: Teams of participants in each partner country have taken a set of activities that should be accomplished back home with a group of young Roma. They agreed to meet regularly and plan out their activity during training activities conducted to the second meeting using the “9 steps in working with young Roma”. The goal is to form a group of young people at local level to organize an activity with their support for other young people in the local community where they come from. Their results will be shared with other colleagues during the seminar to be conducted in June 2017.

The team from Macedonia meeting youngsters from Berovo
3.The best practices seminar (second meeting): This project’s activity will take place again in Romania in Marabu Camp between 01-09.06.2017 at Milcoveni Village, township Berliste, Caras-Severin county.
This activity aims to provide the opportunity of our 21 participants to share their own experience and find joint solutions to possible problems that they might have encountered in their practical work.
The objectives of the seminar are: 
– To evaluate the field work of the 21 participants
– To increase the level of understanding about activities which promote the work between Roma and non-Roma young people together for the 21 participants
– To increase the knowledge of the 21 participants about activities and methods that promote the inclusion and participation of the Roma Youth
– To further develop the “9 steps in working with Roma youngsters” guide
– To offer the opportunity for 21 participants to share experiences about activities which promote inclusion of Roma and non-Roma young people
The results of this project will be to train 21 youth workers specialized in working with Roma young people and to capacitate 7 NGO’s from 7 different countries to develop more professional activities with young Roma.
The expected outcomes of this seminar are: 
The 21 participants will acquire as much knowledge about Roma and cooperation between Roma and non-Roma youth to be more closely in the future and they will be more motivated in developing quality activities.
When it comes to the partner organizations, this project intents to increase the international cooperation and networking, enhancing their experience in other international projects, raise the profile of organizations locally, nationally and internationally, and last but not least is increasing their expertise in youth work with young Roma.
On other target groups we expect young Roma and non-Roma to increase their interest and to be more involved in the activities of local partners; we also expect that this project will increase the involvement of young Roma in additional Erasmus+ activities.
In the end, this will also help to develop further the “9 steps in working with young Roma”guide.

The project is funded by the European Commission, Erasmus +, Key Action 1 Mobility of young people, youth exchanges.

You can find here the official press-release of the project.