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



The project

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Date of the project

01/12/2015 – 28/02/2018

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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