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 project aimed to develop an integrated model of social and professional inclusion of Roma and disabled people, by offering information, mediation and professional counselling services to Roma and disabled people, by organizing professional training programmes (qualification / requalification), as well as by informing and raising the awareness among the managers in the public and private sector, NGO representatives and local public administration employees regarding the situation of Roma and disabled people.
The partner institutions and organisations were:
The Department of Medical and Social Assistance Cluj‐Napoca (coordinator)
The Department for Community Development and Assistance Arad
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
The Intercultural Institute Timisoara
The Caritas Greek‐Catholic Diocesan Association Cluj
The main role of the Intercultural Institute in this project was, on the one hand, to coordinate the information, counselling and training activities addressed to Roma in the region West and, on the other hand, to carry out a study regarding the impact of this kind of measures on the inclusion of Roma and disabled people.