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Matchmaking seminar for Roma inclusion projects carried out in partnership by entities from Romania and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway

The Romanian Social Development Fund (RSDF), as Programme Operator of the “Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Enhanced Roma Inclusion” (Local Development) Programme, funded by the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021, intends to organize on February 25, 2021, an online matchmaking seminar aimed at facilitating partnerships between entities from Romania and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, for Roma inclusion projects to be submitted under the Programme.

The event is to be organized in the context in which RSDF launched, in January 2021, the second round of financing under the call for project proposals “Enhanced Roma Inclusion and Empowerment”, funded through the EEA Grants 2014-2021. The call has a total financial allocation of 7,806,133.95 Euro and aims to increase the access of Roma population to quality services in areas such as social assistance, education, employment, health and housing, to improve the empowerment of Roma, especially of Roma women, youth, experts and leaders, and to combat any form of discrimination against Roma.

Non-governmental organizations, public entities and associations of local authorities from Romania are eligible applicants. The projects, the value of which may vary between 300,000 and 1,000,000 Euro, may propose a large range of activities such as providing integrated services (obtaining identity documents, providing educational, employment and/or health services, improving living conditions), conducting information campaigns targeting Roma people on ways to assert their rights and access public services, developing the individual capacities of Roma people, activities to increase the responsibility and capacity of public authorities and institutions to be more inclusive, training of staff and volunteers working with Roma people, awareness-raising campaigns on empowerment issues for Roma people etc. Partnership with eligible public and private entities from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (any commercial, non-commercial or non-governmental organizations with relevant experience for this area of action) are encouraged.

The matchmaking seminar aims to facilitate the development of bilateral relations between such entities in Romania and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, with the immediate aim of establishing partnerships for the joint development and implementation of eligible projects under the “Enhanced Roma Inclusion and Empowerment” call for project proposals.

How to register

Persons interested in attending the seminar are kindly requested to fill in the registration form by February 9, 2021. The registration form is available at the following link ( Please note that the event may be cancelled if no eligible entity from Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway expresses an interest in participating in the event.

Useful resources:

–> about Local Development Programme

–> about the event

–> documentation of the   “Enhanced Roma Inclusion and Empowerment” call for project proposals

–> connect with Local Development Programme on FacebookTwitter & Linkedin