Roma women face a complex form of discrimination within their communities, because of the minority ethnic background and gender they belong to, and this is what we call intersectional discrimination and one of the main reasons they don’t have access to education.
The PROMA – Promoting the Integration of Roma Women project focused on facilitating the integration of Roma women in their local communities through education delivered within practical local programs, by specialized Roma trainers, using a tailored approach leading to dropouts decrease.
Thus, necessary guidelines and methodology were developed within the project, to design and carry out the training of trainers and the Pilot delivery of the capacity-building programme for formal and non-formal trainers working with Roma women at a community level.
Resources developed within the project can be consulted at the following links.
- National reports on the situation of Roma women
- Assessment of the educational needs of Roma women and their formal and non-formal educators – The Romanian National Report
- Comparative report on best practices regarding the integration of Roma women at the local level in Romania, Spain, Greece and North Macedonia
- The PROMA E-learning platform for trainers working with Roma women is composed of 23 learning units, structured in 4 modules, available in English, Romanian, Spanish, Greek and Macedonian. It includes theory, practical information, short films, pictures and diagrams, practical exercises and questions for self-assessment of the knowledge and acquired skills. The online course aims to increase the capacity of trainers working for the empowerment and upskilling of Roma women, by improving their skills, knowledge and overall understanding of the needs of this group. In this way, they can deliver more efficient empowerment training, reduce drop-outs and create a better learning experience.
- Dedicated section in Romani language, for Roma women on the PROMA platform
- Handbook for non-formal education trainers regarding a holistic approach in working with Roma women
The PROMA project was implemented by the Center for Not-for-Profit Law – Romania, Symplexis – Greece, Magenta Consultoria Projects SL- Spain, Citizens Association for Support of Marginalized Groups Roma Resource Center North Macedonia and BK Consult – Germany and was co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
The final conference of the PROMA – Promoting the integration of Roma women transnational project took place online, on November 22, 2022, with the participation of representatives from the project partners’ organizations, European non-governmental organizations, public authorities, educational institutions, and trainers in formal and non-formal education.
During the final conference, the partners discussed the way in which they applied the PROMA methodology in their countries, stressing the main differences and similarities, the lessons learned during the implementation of the project, and how the materials and resources developed within the project can be capitalized in the future.