Training course: Roma Community Organizers

Location: Ohrid/Struga, Republic of North Macedonia

Dates: 2-10 April 2020

Number of participants: 29

Participating countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, KOSOVO * UN RESOLUTION, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey

Apply here: application form

Organizer: Institut for Roma and Minorities Integration

Deadline to apply: 5 February 2020

Date of Selection: 10 February 2020

Inquiries about this training course: erasmus.irm@gmail.com

Costs:
Project participation fee is 20 Euro (to be paid at the training course).

Accommodation and food :
Full board and accomodation will be provided. Participants will be accommodated in 2 and 3 bed rooms. No single rooms will be provided.

Travel reimbursement :
The travel costs will be reimbursed for the cheapest and direct way of transport and only under the condition that the participant will take part in the whole project. The travel costs will be reimbursed up to the certain amount according to Erasmus+ rules. Country Number of participants per country Amount in EUR

1. Albania 2 180

2. Bulgaria 2 180

3. Czech 2 275

4. Greece 2 275

5. Italy 2 275

6. Romania 2 275

7. Slovenia 2 275

8. Croatia 2 275

9. Serbia 3 180

10. Turkey 2 275

11. Macedonia 3 180

12. Germany 3 275

13. Kosovo 2 180

Roma Community Organizers

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The theme of the training course is community organizing as a citizens` tool for civic and democratic engagement and in the same time foster the volunteering in Roma community and it contributes towards greater participation of Roma at local political life, debates and policymaking processes.

It aims to make Roma voice heard for issues that tackle their ordinary live and become active creators of future. it aims for activities involving volunteers to solve community problem which not only help to create the conditions for better and more volunteering, but which also contribute significantly to active citizenship and help reinforce a bottom-up grassroots movement through empowerment of citizens and communities, and strengthening our democracies and intercultural dialogue in the longer term.

Methodology :

The methodology is based on NFE methods: using manuals such as COMPASS(new edition); TKit-Social Inclusion etc. groups work, brainstorming, wall writing, association game, discussion, fish bowl, debate, case studies, drama, role playing, simulation, audiovisual techniques. The training will provide knowledge and skills for the model of community organizing mainly covering: why we organize, volunteers recruitment, campaign, planning and taking actions, leadership development, building strong relationships, working with the media.

The main aim is to make Roma voice heard for issues that tackle their ordinary live, through involving volunteers to solve community problem which not only help to create the conditions for better and more volunteering, but which also contribute significantly to active citizenship and help reinforce a bottom-up grassroots movement through empowerment of citizens and communities, and strengthening our democracies and intercultural dialogue in the longer term.

Profile of the participants :

Present will be Roma and non-Roma youth leaders, activists, multipliers, and volunteers who are working with young and/or Roma youth.

Participants must also:

 be familiar with the situation and challenges of the Roma community in their country;

 be motivated to develop their competences in advocacy, antidiscrimination work, human rights and to share their experiences with other participants;

 be aged 18+;  be committed to attend for the full duration of the course;

 be able to work in English;