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Community organizing - tool for Roma civic engagement

Training Course

10-16 April 2016 | Struga, Republic of North Macedonia

Short description of the project: Most of the Roma believe that they have not benefited from the achievements of European Union or put in question those achievements due to being excluded and rarely consulted. During the policy-making process their involvement is marginal, and their voice is not heard. EU citizenship should be applicable for everyone, no matter on social, ethnic or political background. About the training It will bring participants from all over the Europe. 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 etc. PROFILE OF THE PARTICIPANTS Present will be Roma and non-Roma youth leaders, activists, multipliers, and volunteers who are active in Roma communities and experienced in working with Roma communities and/or Roma youth. Participants must also: • be able and committed to act as multipliers in civic engagement for the benefit of Roma communities in a sense to lobby and advocate to be solved some local problem ( infrastucture –asphalt, suvage, running wather etc) and/or social problem ( employment, health, housing, education etc). • be familiar with the situation/ needs of the Roma community in their country • be motivated to develop their competences in advocacy, anti-discrimination 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, or check with the coordination that translation can be provided through other participants or team members • be resident in one of the European countries, Albania and Serbia.

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 30 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders

Working language(s):



Roma youth Centre (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Senad Sakipovski


Phone: +389 71 376260


There is no participation fee. The organizers cover the costs for accommodation, board and any program-related costs. Travel costs are reimbursed during the seminar or afterwards by bank transfer based on a fully presented travel reimbursement claim (flight bookings, boarding tickets, invoices, bus/train tickets), based on the cheapest means and up to a certain amount: - Western Europe max. 250 Euro, - Central and Eastern Europe 200 €; - Albania and Serbia max 60 eur for questions contact the organizers. The accommodation is going to be in Hotel Ambient in Struga, Macedonia.
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