Empowerment of Roma Women for Roma Children Education

September 2018 – August 2020
ERIO is a partner in this project that is funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).

The project comprises a partnership covering Bulgaria and Belgium.

Specific objectives of the project are to:
  • To encourage the empowerment of Roma women to support the education of Roma children;
  • To promote good practices in Roma integration in the area of education on national and EU level;
  • To foster interaction between education, child protection and other relevant institutions, and Roma community to coordinate their activities related to education of Roma children.
  • Development of an Educational package for Family Group Conferences (FGC) and―School for parents‖;
  • Organisation of 3 workshops in Varna, Kyustendil and Haskovo to promote the benefits of the two models for family support and create a supportive environment for their application;
  • Training of 51 professionals, working with children for imdependent coordinators of FGCs and trainers in School for parents;
  • Conducting 30 Family Group Conferences to involve Roma women in solving educational problems of their children and to improve their interaction with the representatives of schools;
  • Organizing 30 ―Schools for parents‖ aimed at enhancing the skills of Roma women to support the education of their children;
  • Community work with 450 representatives of Roma community – consultations, meetings, discussions – to raise their awareness of the benefits of education for the future development of the children;
  • Dissemination of project results on national and European level – a national conference, final conference in Brussels, website, a project brochure;
  • Impact assessment of project activities.

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