RARE Changing Discourses, Changing Practices: The Roma as Human Resource

Roma people are the largest ethnic minority in the European Union (EU) and among the most deprived, facing social exclusion, discrimination and unequal access to employment, education, housing and health. Most of the estimated 5,2 M Roma people living in the Danube Region today still face intolerance, discrimination and exclusion from the labour market.

Therefore, RARE aims to enhance the capacities of and cooperation among actors having a stake in the labour market participation of the Roma in order to better exploit their economic potential.
RARE Partners will define the prerequisites of effective institutional cooperation, elaborate and test innovative intervention models for labour market inclusion and will develop convincing economic argumentation for such interventions.

The leveraging of know-how acquired in RARE will be facilitated by persuasive and easily digestible presentation of knowledge facilitated through sensitisation activities and transnational and national networks of stakeholders.

Changing Discourses, Changing Practices: The Roma as Human Resource
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2039082,1
ERDF Contribution: 1436606,95
IPA Contribution: 296612,79
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Well-governed Danube region
Specific objective
Improve institutional capacities to tackle major societal challenges


Filename Date of upload
Good practices and economy projections synthesis 18-04-2018 12:30:26
Economy projections 18-04-2018 12:28:18
Deficiency map- Labour Market 05-10-2017 09:53:45
Leaflet 26-09-2017 10:38:37
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta Lead partner meszaros.eszter@maltai.hu HUNGARY
City of Pécs, Urban Development Company ERDF partner egry.dora@pvfzrt.hu HUNGARY
Impreuna Agency for Community Development Foundation ERDF partner gelu.duminica@agentiaimpreuna.ro ROMANIA
Municipality of Sfantu Gheorge ERDF partner buja_gergely@yahoo.com ROMANIA
Department for Interethnic Relations - General Secretariat of the Government ERDF partner eniko.lacziko@dri.gov.ro ROMANIA
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Project News

  • RARE - Merry Christmas!
    - 21-12-2018
    Merry Christmas!

    We wish you all a happy Christmas!  

  • RARE - Study visit in Örkő
    - 18-12-2018
    Study visit in Örkő

    40 unemployed people started a special training , which could change their lives for a long term. The pilot project, which ends in mid-2019, aims to socially integrate the Roma by facilitating their entry into the labor market by attracting local...

  • RARE - Firms prefers to hire Romani citizens in Slovakia
    - 14-12-2018
    Firms prefers to hire Romani citizens in Slovakia

    Some Slovak firms have decided to give long-term unemployed Romani people jobs instead of attracting foreigners from abroad for them, a decision being made at a time when more than 80 000 jobs remain unfilled in the country. "We see potential in...

  • RARE - Amaro Records
    - 06-12-2018
    Amaro Records

    "They did not look at the skin colour. There was enough work and the approach was simple : you want to work, come on, we'll try you and we'll give you the job." -says Rene Pustaj about his experience in England. Now he is the bartender at the...

  • RARE - Pilots are going on!
    - 19-11-2018
    Pilots are going on!

    The implementation of the pilot projects has already started in the framework of RARE project. The media published the first steps of our initiative in Romania and in Hungary.  In Sfântu Gheorghe (Romania) the training programme offers...

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