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 - Minimum wage jobs
    - 19-09-2017

    Czech journalist Saša Uhlová has gone undercover to work in the laundry room of a hospital, in a poultry processing plant, as a cashier in a supermarket chain, in a factory producing electric razors, and in a waste sorting plant. She recorded her...

  • RARE - Mid-term review of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration
    - 06-09-2017

    The European Commission published the conclusions from its assessment of how the EU Member States are doing on fulfilling their national Roma Integration Strategies. The assessment focused on developments in the position of Romani people...

  • RARE - Village Firm in Slovak Republic
    - 31-08-2017

    The City Hall of Spišský Hrhov has been run for 17 years by the same team, reelected by the villagers, thanks to great achievements for the benefit of the community. During this time, the most significant achievement was solving social problems,...

  • RARE - Good Practice visit in Serbia
    - 21-08-2017

    A three-member group, representing RARE project, from Slovakia visited Serbia’s Good Practice, the Recycling Eco Centre in Niš. In the area of South Serbia, there have been several initiatives of business cooperatives of Roma. Their goals...

  • RARE - Craftsman
    - 09-08-2017

    All his life, Milić Milivojević has been in handmade wickerwork, weaving willow baskets. It is a family work and tradition as well. Milić learnt craft from the elders, his father and grandfather. Today, he has the help of his wife, son and...

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Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)