SERCo – Social Entrepreneurship for Roma Communities

SERCo – Social Entrepreneurship for Roma Communities

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  • To promote social economy as an effective instrument for national and EU Roma social inclusion strategies
  • To promote capacity-building and personalised support for sustainable social enterprise creation in Roma communities
  • To provide Roma mediators with the necessary skills for supporting the planning, establishment and sustainability of social enterprises within Roma communities
  • To encourage mutual learning, exchange of good practice and collaboration between all relevant stakeholders, with an emphasis to Roma communities, policy-makers, public authorities and NGOs
  • To raise cultural awareness through the direct participation of Roma communities and stakeholders
  • Analysing and comparatively assess the impact of social economy within Roma communities
  • Providing specific policy recommendations at national and EU level
  • Generation of practical guidelines and resources promoting social economy initiatives in Roma communities
  • Developing a culturally-informed joint transnational training programme for Roma mediators
  • Supporting lasting cooperation and establish a Network for Roma Social Economy
  • Needs Assessment Report [national and comparative]
  • Mapping Social Entrepreneurship in Roma Communities
  • Practical Compendiums on institutional barriers for social entrepreunership and business ideas, applicable within Roma communities
  • Guidelines for Roma social entrepreneurship and Policy Recommendations
  • Two ‘train the trainers’ circles (Roma mediators), mentoring with potential Roma social enterpreneurs: mutual and flexible learning (moodle) and 4 training modules
  • Mutual learning and exchange of good practices: 6 roundtables on exchange of good practice
  • Coordinator: University of Piraeus Research Center (Greece)
  • ERIO – European Roma Information Office (Belgium)
  • IDEA ROM Onlus (Italy)
  • AMALIPE – Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance (Bulgaria)
  • AEPMR – Association for Lifelong Learning in Rural Areas (Romania)
  • FPC – Fundació Privada Pere Closa (Spain)
  • FOUR ELEMENTS (Greece)
  • TMAF – Tolerance and Mutual Aid Foundation (Bulgaria)

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Date of project: 01/10/2015 – 01/10/2017

DG of reference: DG JUST – Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) – Projects to support activities on non-discrimination and Roma integration

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Thursday October 1st, 2015