The European Commission DG Justice and Consumers, in coordination with the Central European University (CEU), has announced a call for proposals, ‘Capacity building for Roma civil society and strengthening its involvement in the monitoring of national Roma integration strategies’ (Roma Civil Monitor). The call aims to involve 90 diverse NGOs from 27 EU member states for active participation in capacity building activities and in monitoring the implementation of the national Roma integration strategies (NRIS) in the next two to three years.
The objective of the project is to contribute to strengthening the monitoring mechanisms of the implementation of the national Roma integration strategies through systematic civil society monitoring. In line with the differences among member states regarding the size of Roma communities and challenges to inclusion, member states are grouped in four clusters.
The four clusters are described below as follows:
- Cluster 1 will be made available to member states with the largest Roma communities and facing the most acute challenges: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia.
For country specific information, including the Translation of the Call in the respective languages, and the dates of relevant information sessions in May, can be found on the announcement for the Call for Proposals webpage.
- Cluster 2 will be made available to member states with significant Roma communities: France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
- Cluster 3 will be made available to member states with mid-size Roma communities: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Sweden.
- Cluster 4 will be made available to member states with smaller Roma communities: Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Slovenia.
Application deadline: 19 May 2017
To learn more about the calls for proposals, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Policy, Projects and Research Officer, Florian Tuder at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about national Roma integration strategies and Eurodiaconia activities on Roma please contact our Policy Officer in charge of Roma inclusion, Stephan Burger at email@example.com.