P.R.I.D.E. Policies for Roma Inclusive Dimension in Europe
Project code 2019-1-RO01-KA201-063808
- Centrul Județean de Resurse și Asistență Educațională Arad, Romania
- Liceul Tehnologic Francisc Neuman, Romania
- Comune di Sant’Alessio in Aspromonte, Italy
- Associazione Darsana Teranga, Italy
- OPSTINA RUMA, Serbia
- Stil mladih, Serbia
- Tarsus İlçe Milli eğitim Müdürlüğü (Tarsus MEM), Turkey
- Tarsus Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesi, Turkey
- Diefthinsi Defterovathmias Dodecanesou (Directorate of Secondary Education in the Dodecanese), Greece
- Gymnasio Gennadiou (Secondary School of Gennadi), Greece
More than 12 million Roma people live in the EU, according to the latest studies, making them the largest minority group in Europe: in Romania, there are almost a million Roma people, making the second largest minority, after Hungarians. They are the most discriminated and socially excluded group, especially in accessing education, employment, healthcare and housing. The lack of education among Roma is one of main causes of their current situation:
few Roma children and young people go to school and their educational performance is poor, which subsequently worsens their employment opportunities .Across Europe discrimination and non-inclusive school systems systematically deprive children from Roma communities of their right to education. Statistics indicate that a high percentage of Roma people fail at school (the rates of early school leaving are often more than double at primary school level, and a less than 8% of Roma students complete secondary school). The project raises up from the need to improve the educational level and consequently life condition of the Roma, aiming to address measures to promote and boost Roma students’ development as an entry point for fostering the sustained social inclusion of Roma students in the participating nations. Above all, involving together Roma students and parents’ representatives, regional and local authorities, stakeholders and NGOs the project aims to focus on how we can together create appropriate policies, enforce their implementation and monitor their progress.
The project will explore the situation of Roma students and their parents inclusion in the consortium’s nations, the problems with which they face: it will outline the policies implemented at national and EU level; it will highlight how to take effective measures to ensure equal treatment and full access for Roma boys and girls to quality and mainstream education and it will create and test an inclusive and tailor-made model about teaching and learning methods, including learning support for struggling learners and measures to fight illiteracy. The model will increase the access to, and quality of, students’ education and care; reduce early school leaving throughout all levels of education, including at secondary level and vocational training; consider the needs of individual pupils and address those accordingly, in close cooperation with their families; encourage greater parental involvement.
The first transnational project meeting in Italy