DREAM ROAD Danube REgion for improved Access and eMpowerment of ROmA Development

Exclusionary dynamics of social inequality and poverty are mirrored in every aspect of daily life of Europe's 10-12 million Roma people. In recent years, hope of progress has been shattered by hardened political discourse with particularly harsh impact on Roma, living in overwhelmingly poor conditions on the margins of society and facing extreme levels of social exclusion. Shameful persecution at national levels, underpinned with vows to root out and expel Roma, has shifted the conversation from the need to improve a situation the minority has been condemned to, to questioning their right to inhabit areas they have made their home. DREAM ROAD seeks to empower members of Roma communities to become agents of change. Participatory development of novel interventions to enhance digital, information and functional literacy of Roma people and establishment of broad alliances in their implementation are key results of the projects. Transferrable pilot implementations root in the development of computer-supported collaborative learning labs as catalysts of knowledge, hands-on learning and digital access, where members of overlooked and often failed communities can obtain skills and know-how to function as informed users and equal members of society. Meaningful cooperation of Roma communities, public authorities and local communities is key in achieving success in implementation of such community ecosystems. DREAM ROAD builds capacities of public bodies to better cope with Roma issues through innovation and dialogue, providing community representatives with the know-how to achieve lastig impact. The long-term objective is to create enduring and meaningful, transparent and interactive processes stimulating mutual responsiveness of all societal actors. Transnational framework will allow for implementation of transferrable solutions, tested in locally specific environments, which will serve as guidelines in future policymaking.
Danube REgion for improved Access and eMpowerment of ROmA Development
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2072267.4
ERDF Contribution: 1433843.75
IPA Contribution: 153788.29
ENI Contribution: 173795.25
Call number
Call 3
Well-governed Danube region
Specific objective
Improve institutional capacities to tackle major societal challenges


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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Research and Educational Centre Mansion Rakican Lead partner tamara@ris-dr.si Slovenia
Institute of Social Innovations ERDF partner danes@vellum.cz Czech Republic
Zala County Regional Development Agency Nonprofit Limited Liability Company ERDF partner karpati.veronika@zalamegye.hu Hungary
Nevo Parudimos Association ERDF partner nevo.mobilities@gmail.com Romania
Amalipe Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance ERDF partner office@amalipe.com Bulgaria
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Project News

  • DREAM ROAD - 110th anniversary of the Roma settlement of Pušča
    - 19-10-2021
    110th anniversary of the Roma settlement of Pušča

    On the 8.10.2021, the Roma village Pušča near Murska Sobota, Slovenia celebrated its 110th aniversary. Until 2002, Pušča was a hamlet within the Černelavci Local Community. After 2002 it became independent and one of the ten local communities...

    - 19-10-2021

    In the framework of DREAM ROAD project, 15 organizations and institutions signed a letter of intent on 10.9.2021 at 10.00 am CET to establish an information point in the village Pušča near Murska Sobota, Slovenia. The signing took place in the...

  • DREAM ROAD - FIRST LIVE PARTNER MEETING (D.M.3.1 Steering Committee Meeting and D.T1.2.3 Benchmarking tour - Pušča)
    - 22-09-2021
    FIRST LIVE PARTNER MEETING (D.M.3.1 Steering Committee Meeting and D.T1.2.3 Benchmarking tour - Pušča)

    The DREAM ROAD Steering Committee Meeting was held on September 9th, 2021 at 9.30 am CET. The event was organized by the Lead Partner RIS Mansion Rakičan. 21 attendees participated. Representatives of 11 project partners attended the meeting –...

    - 19-08-2021

    In our second project period, the DREAM ROAD project partnership still has not managed to meet face-to-face. The current global pandemic-related situation prevented us from meeting, regardless of our plans. Among the most important project...

    - 19-08-2021

    In the first six months, DREAM ROAD project partners actively engaged in the implementation of the project, numerous initiatives and campaigns, collected best practices and gathered information on existing policies in their own regions and...

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