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


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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 - What means waste to you - means employment to someone else
    - 06-07-2017

    In the framework of RARE project two very similar project was visited by experts in Czech Republic and in Hungary.   Green Workshop is originally sheltered workshop which was doing ecological recycling of electric waste and electronic...

  • RARE - Social inclusion projects will start in Brno
    - 03-07-2017

    Almost 16 000 Brno residents are enrolled with the Labor Office as job-seekers, not quite half of whom are grappling with long-term unemployment. Change for the better is meant to be introduced by new projects run by nonprofit...

  • RARE - Green Wokshop
    - 14-06-2017

    Good Practice from Czech Republic Green Workshop is originally sheltered workshop which was doing ecological recycling of electric waste and electronic devices. Green Workshop has been created by non-governmental organization LIGA o.p.s. with...

  • RARE - RARE-Steering Committee and 1st Thematic Working Group meeting is coming!
    - 22-05-2017

    Partners of RARE project are going to meet in Bucharest on the 24th of May. It will be the first time, that the members of the Advisory Board will have a meeting. In the same time preparatory training will be held. Partners will learn from...

  • RARE - Special business skills
    - 17-05-2017

    Travelling people are putting their business skills to increasingly impressive use- says the Spectator magazine. "Traders are comfortable travelling abroad to find work. Many Gypsy men are not only fluent in English but also speak German,...

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