IO2 involved the main project activities, namely the development of a capacity building programme for formal and non-formal educators working with Roma women, based on the needs’ analysis and the relevant findings of IO1, as well as the infrastructure for the delivery of this programme, namely an online platform. Therefore, this activity has channeled the projects’ goal to the target groups, supporting them to achieve the goal of PROMA, which is fostering the inclusion of Roma women at local level.

The activity carried out in this IO included: designing and testing the platform, drafting and summarizing the course material, structuring the information and media content in powerpoint presentations, translating the course material into the national languages, creating evaluation questions for the course and translating them into the national languages, shooting and editing videos of the course, in order to increase the attractiveness and interactive character of the course as well as summarizing the course information and including additional educational resources for Roma women and translating this into Romani. All this content was them uploaded on the platform.

The platform now includes 23 units, structured in four modules: Module 1: Empathy – Self Awareness of Roma Women, Module 2: Handling perceptions about Roma-Women, Module 3: Adult training techniques for Trainers and Module 4: Good practices of empowerment and increase of low literacy (numeric and language skills), techniques for Roma-Women, and can be accessed here: 

The main element of innovation for this IO was the development of a comprehensive interactive online tool, which serves both for the delivery of the capacity building programme for formal and non-formal educators working with Roma women and as an information source for Roma women and the general public. This platform allows maximum penetration to both target groups and will contribute to the sustainability of the project results. Moreover, the platform also includes information on different local/ national policies for the inclusion of Roma women and examples of best practices in providing education to Roma women and girls in different local contexts. This represents an innovative element of the capacity building methodology and will also contribute to promoting the inclusion of Roma women in local communities at all levels (education, labour market, social).

This e-learning platform was first disseminated to and tested by, the participants to the transnational webinar (task 3.1), who then acted as trainers of trainers for the formal and non-formal educators working with Roma women, in the capacity building program (task 3.3). Next, the platform and its content were disseminated to the Roma women from local communities in the local pilot programmes (task 4.2). Furthermore, the e-learning platform was also disseminated during the multiplier events and via online communication.

The result of this IO is characterized by a high transferability potential, as all training material and information has been uploaded in the online platform, allowing any formal and non-formal educator to follow the capacity building session or any Roma woman to receive information autonomously and free of charge. Moreover, the training material is available in English, Romanian, Spanish, North Macedonian and Greek, so that it can have a wide audience. Some of the information material is also available in Romani, so that it can reach any Roma woman living in the EU, regardless whether they are living in the 4 implementing countries for this project or not. The platform will also have impact at institutional level, as the developed capacity building programme is publicly available and accessible by any institutional actor or stakeholder that wants to access the course and other information.