ROMA CONNECT – Connecting grassroots Roma women throughout Europe to raise awareness against antigypsyism and boost their leadership capacity

Roma women from all over Europe need a sorority network that allows them to become a voice in their community and a motor of change. The project is relevant as it aims to promote equality and combat discrimination on the grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, age, socioeconomic and educational background, of Roma Women respecting the principle of non-discrimination on the grounds provided for in Article 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Roma Women suffer multiple discrimination based on all these levels It is also based on the principle of gender mainstreaming, making women the drivers of the project. The project intends to provide an intersectional and bottom-up approach to prevent and fight against intolerance, racism, xenophobia, and discrimination, online and offline.

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I am Roma: Changing Mindsets

This project was implemented in a partnership of 9 partners convinced of the paramount importance of challenging stereotypes against Roma community and willing to campaign and take action locally. The project had two main aims: to build up capacity and know-how of local actors engaged in anti-discrimination work relating to Roma in general and Roma children in particular; and to support them in developing local/regional campaigns to challenge stereotypes and highlight good practices through a transnational exchange programme.


VET4ROMA – Mediation with Roma

The VET4ROMA Mediation with Roma project (VET4ROMA) was a multi‐country European initiative aimed at contributing to the certification and professionalization of intercultural mediators working in communities with a significant proportion of Roma population.


An innovative methodology for partnerships between local authorities from France and Romania to promote social inclusion

With the support and at the request of the French Embassy in Romania, the Intercultural Institute developed in French and Romanian guidelines for local authorities from France and Romania to cooperate on promoting social inclusion.

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Digital Education among Roma Minorities in Schools (Dreams)

September 2019 was the starting date of the project Digital Education among Roma Minorities in Schools (Dreams), financed through the Erasmus + Program – KA204 – Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education. The project partnership is made up of four organizations from 3 different countries: Media Actie Kuregem Stad (Belgium, coordinator), the Intercultural Institute of Timisoara (Romania), Health and Social Development Foundation (Bulgaria) and All Digital AISBL (Belgium).

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KEYROMA – Develop key competences in social skills for Roma women to increase their participation in the service sector

The main aim of the KEYROMA project was to address a very common problem among Roma women, namely their lack of integration in the labour market as a consequence of poor education. Partners found ways to tackle this widespread problem by motivating, encouraging and enabling them to participate in learning.


Good practice models in the field of social inclusion

The main aim of this project was to develop the social economy in Romania, as a tool to promote social inclusion and active citizenship. The project started from the premise that social economy has a significant impact in promoting social inclusion by creating jobs, increasing the autonomy of people belonging to vulnerable groups, increasing social cohesion at local level and promoting active citizenship. The project was implemented in the following cities: Arad, Bucureşti, Cluj‐Napoca, Odorheiul Secuiesc, Oradea, Sibiu, Iaşi and Timişoara.


The role of social dialogue in promoting active social inclusion

The aim of this project was to increase social inclusion and to promote social dialogue between diverse entities such as: social partners, NGOs, economic sector, public institutions and citizens. The project was implemented in Timişoara, Arad, Oradea, Cluj‐Napoca, Sibiu, Braşov, Iaşi and Bucureşti.


IPIS – Together for a safe start

In 2013 IIT became partner within the project titled IPIS (TFSS) ‐ Together for a safe start, coordinated by the Department of Medical and Social Assistance, subordinated to the Local Council of the city of Cluj‐Napoca, and financed through the Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development, priority axis 6 focused on promoting social inclusion, area of intervention 6.2.Improving the access and participation of vulnerable groups on the labour market (POSDRU/96/6.2/S/63444).



The ROM‐ACT project aimed at widening access to non‐formal and informal learning validation systems among Roma women in Europe in order to strengthen their educational, social, and labour integration.

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