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 - Romani barber builds salon in small town despite local prejudices
    - 18-04-2018

    Dalibor Ferenc has fought to the end and won what he has long been desiring, namely, the opportunity to build his own hairdressing salon in a small town in the Žilina Region in northern Slovakia. The 23-year-old has managed to overcome a...

  • RARE - International Roma Day
    - 06-04-2018

    Let’s celebrate together on the 8th of April. The past of Roma and non-Roma people intertwine more than the majority of people would believe. Roma people are a vital part of the European society. Roma people make Europe great too! This...

    - 12-02-2018

    MAPPING DEFICIENCIES AND CHALLENGING BARRIERS “Roma do not, and will not work” is perhaps the most wide-spread stereotype expressed in personal interviews among people from different regions and different walks of life. What the very same...

  • RARE - Field visit in Őrkő
    - 31-01-2018

    A stakeholder consultation was organized in the framework of RARE project in Őrkő, Romania. One of the pilot projects will start soon in this neighbourhood. Project partners visited the local primary school and the community centre as...

  • RARE - Roma entrepreneurs
    - 23-01-2018

    Let us introduce you two women, whom have a prosperous company of their own. Read their personal and touchy stories from the beginnings to the present.   “As a woman, a lady, a single mother, I have encountered many obstacles in terms of...

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