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  • The Voice from the Past – Recalling Memories in Diversity, REMEDY
    Europe for Citizens, 577318-CITIZ-1-2016-1-IT-CITIZ-REMEM, 2016

  • Traditional Settlements, Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development
    Erasmus + KA2; 2016-1-EL01-KA204-023477

  • Implementation of the EU Directives and Inter‐Sectoral Environmental National Strategy for the Air Quality focusing in the acoustic pollution
    ACHIEVE – Grant Line2 A3588‐SG‐1; 2016

  • Fighting discrimination and AntiGypsyism in education and employment in EU – PAL







    PAL Project

    Priority: ROMA

    COnsorcium Leader: Uc Limburg Vzw

    Country: Belgium

    The project PAL is aiming to develop a comprehensive approach and endorse a number of goals in education, employment in order to speed up Roma Integration and support the implementation of national Roma inclusion strategies and the Council Recommendation of Roma Integration.

    The project aims to support Roma youth participation of different levels, by gathering qualitative data about approaches and practices of Roma youth and supporting initiatives where Roma participation is key to longterm change.

    The Specific objectives of the project involve:

    1) Fighting discrimination and antiGypsyism;

    2) Enhancing multistakeholder cooperation;

    3) Promoting common democratic values, strengthening fundamental rights and consolidating the rule of law are horizontal concerns for the participant countries;

    4) Debating the way forward for the European network for Roma social Inclusion

    5) To develop capacities for Roma participation at regional and local level

    6) To develop data and information on forms, approaches, challenges of Roma participation

    7) To raise awareness among relevant stakeholders concerning the need to assure annual access to education and employment

    8)to train and transfer skills on desegregation to trainers and other stakeholders at grassroots levels in order to achieve Roma’ children and youth integration in education and employment process


    ACCESS TO EDUCATION: Activities: 1) Integrated approach for the current situation and the possibilities of specific and adapted educational programme for second chance education; 2) Awareness Raising International Roma Integration Campaign “it’s not late” for popularization of the benefits of education, 3) Online training Courses for teachers, 320 educated 4) Push educational Training consisted of Children Socialization exercises and Group Building days with participation of 1220 participants

    ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT: Activities: 1) Integrated approach for the current situation and the possibilities of specific and adapted employment for Romani people in EU 2) Awareness Raising International Roma Integration Campaign “Employ Me!” for popularization of the equal opportunities in employment services in EU, 3) Training of trainers online with 360 educated 4) Push Employment Opportunities Events about the employment rights and possibilities with 1800 participants

    COMMON activities: 5) Promotion activities at local level (info days), newsletters, press release, posters, brochures 6) preparation and presentation of antidiscrimination model based on best practices and community prevention policy for Roma in EU

  • YOUth CREAtive Tourism Environment (YOU CREATE)

    The idea of the YOU CREATE project is to create a network of young professionals, in an innovative and purposeful way and will develop the potential of the rural tourism as a way to deal with unemployment in rural areas. To ensure the success of the network, a series of methods will be used, all of which will be in accordance with the youth mobility programme of Erasmus+. Methods of informal learning will be utilized in the form of youth exchange, where youth participants will actively take part in the project’s decision process, instead of being passive participants.

    49 young people aged between 18 and 25 years, as well as 7 group leaders, from the 7 partnering organizations will participate in the project. Carefully selected young people from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Albania, Turkey, Slovenia and Spain will be active participants and ambassadors of the project and its results. They will be selected according to the following criteria:

    • young people with social disadvantages (living in economically deprived rural regions)
    • young people, coming from families that work in the rural tourism sector
    • young people, currently studying tourism at their respective educational institutions

    The idea of the activities, foreseen in this project, is to contribute to the creating of a system, which decrease the incompatibility between the academic knowledge gained in educational institutions, and the practical skills that are needed to work in the rural tourism sector. This system formed in the form of a network, or a “society” with constantly increasing number of members – young professionals with various experience and knowledge in the rural tourism.

    The mobility activities include: presentations, visits, cultural evenings, teambuilding sessions and activities that stimulate the development of leadership and entrepreneurial skills amongst the young people, strategic group games, problem-solving and brainstorming sessions. The selected activities will develop participants’ professional e and personal skillset. The youth mobility activities of YOU CREATE will:

    • implement intercultural exchange
    • enhance the presentation and teamwork skills of the participants
    • enable the exchange of good practices
    • develop a sense of tolerance and solidarity
    • create a network of young professionals, within a fast-developing sector
    • develop their entrepreneurial and leadership skills
    • develop their eco-awareness
    • create conditions for the development of an active and alert civil society

    The following actions will be undertaken in order for disseminate the results of the activities amongst a big number of people who are not participating in the mobility:

    • issuing a final report, for free distribution containing important analysis and findings of the participants;
    • creating a website for more effective distribution of the results and eased communication between the members of the constantly increasing network of young professionals;
    • meetings with the target groups – governing institutions on a local level, educational institutions, NGOs, associations and entrepreneurs.
    • active participation of young people, familiar with YOU CREATE and its popularization at various bazaars, exhibitions and festivals
    • active online participation via social media, the Erasmus Plus dissemination website, academic reports, local press and specialized tourism articles

    The project aims to reach as many as possible young people who are: interested in the development of rural tourism, unemployed, disadvantaged, or local government institutions, NGOs, SMEs, universities, schools, public institutions, start-ups, experts in the field of tourism etc.

    The potential long-term benefits of this project can be seen at all local, regional, national and European levels. The to-be-created network of young people, involved in the development of rural tourism through intercultural cooperation and exchange of experience, will contribute to the emerging of successful young entrepreneurs and professionals in the rural tourism sector in their respective regions. This will lead to the opening of many new job vacancies as a way of fighting the high levels of local unemployment and the immigration of young people from rural to urban areas. The gradually increasing number of young members of the business network from different countries will help to spread the effect of the successfully used methods and practices. The diversity of experience and competences of the network’s members will altogether contribute to the creation of an “incubator” for business ideas in the rural tourism sector. This long-term aim is in line with the priorities of the “Europe 2020” strategy, “Education and training 2020” and the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018). The leading strategy of the project is to think globally, while taking initial actions on a local level (“Think globally, act locally”).

  • SeeNet Program – A trans-local network for the cooperation between Italy and South East Europe

    A trans-local network for the cooperation between Italy and South East Europe which contribute to the debate on policies for local democratic governance, in the framework of the decentralization, cooperation and European integration processes that are developing in South Eastern Europe Countries. SRC&IT is in charge of the “research” activity as a service oriented to the analysis and systematization of governance experiences for social planning and local development.
    The Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale (CeSPI) of Rome (Italy) with headquarter in Via d’Aracoeli, 11, 00186 – Rome, and SRC&IT is the leading partner to strengthen mutual knowledge and understanding, to foster friendly cooperation and to promote academic collaboration and exchange on issues of common interest and, in particular, on decentralization and local development dynamics in the South East European area (SEE), in the framework of the European Union enlargement process.

    CeSPI Reports