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ENHANCING ROMA INCLUSION AND EMPOWERMENT CALL FOR PROPOSALS

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we don’t live”

Nelson Mandela

Description

Launching date: September 11, 2019

 

The total amount allocated to the call is 16,000,000 Euro, coming from the EEA Grants 2014-2021 (85%) and public co-financing (15%). The financial allocation is channeled into 3 thematic funding streams:

  1. Service provision projects – 10,000,000 Euro
  2. Capacity building projects for existing educational / after school / day care centres – 3,000,000 Euro
  3. Empowerment projects – 3,000,000 Euro

 

The minimum value of the grant that can be requested for the implementation of a project is 300,000 Euro and the maximum one is 1,000,000 Euro.

 

Projects funded under the call shall contribute to meeting one or more of the following objectives:

  1. Increasing the access and quality of sectorial or integrated services for Roma, in the following sectors: social assistance, education, employment, health and housing.
  2. Consolidating the capacity of existent educational / after school / day care centres working with a high percentage of Roma children and youth.
  3. Empowering Roma people.
  4. Fighting all forms of discrimination of Roma people.

 

Eligible applicants are non-governmental organizations, public entities and associations of local authorities.

 

Depending on the thematic funding stream under which they apply, projects will address the following target groups:

  • Roma people and families in vulnerable situations, at-risk or facing various forms of social-economic exclusion;
  • Roma people, especially Roma women and youth, with low levels of awareness regarding their rights and participation in community life;
  • Roma experts and leaders;
  • Specialists/volunteers from the fields of education, health, employment, social services, public administration, NGOs etc involved in the provision of services to Roma people;
  • Community members belonging to the majority population.

 

The eligible activities will focus on provision of integrated services (obtaining identity documents, education services, employment services, health services, improvement of housing conditions); provision of information to Roma people, especially Roma women and youth, regarding how to assert their rights, to access public services; development of Roma people individual capabilities; activities of increasing the accountability and capacity of public authorities and institutions to be more inclusive; activities promoting the local organisational capacity of the Roma persons; training of professional staff and volunteers working with Roma; awareness raising campaigns on anti-discrimination issues, targeting majority population, promoting respect of rights of Roma people, fighting against anti-Gypsysm, stereotypes and harassment; best practice exchange activities in the project field with entities from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway etc.

 

The recommended duration of the projects is from 12 to 36 months.

 

The deadline for submission of projects is January 30, 2020 (deadline modified by Corrigendum no.2/14.01.2020).

 

News

List of projects submitted under Enhanced Roma Inclusion and Empowerment call for proposal

 

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, RSDF published the list of projects submitted under the Enhanced Roma Inclusion and Empowerment call for proposal. The deadline for submission was January 30, 2020. Download

 

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January 30, 2020, the new deadline for submitting projects under Enhancing Roma Inclusion and Empowerment call for proposals

 

The Romanian Social Development Fund (RSDF) announces the extension of the deadline for submission of projects within Enhancing Roma Inclusion and Empowerment call for proposals, organized under the Local Development Program, financed through the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021. Thus, eligible applicants may submit project proposals by January 30, 2020.

 

This change was included in a corrigendum that was published in the web section dedicated to the Local Development Program within the RSDF website (www.frds.ro). In addition to extending the deadline for submitting projects, through the corrigendum, other important changes were made in the call documentation, which eligible applicants are invited to consult, accessing the following link: corrigendum no. 2/14.01.2020 for Enhancing Roma Inclusion and Empowerment call for proposals.

 

Launched on September 11, 2019, the call has a total amount of 16 million euros and provides support for measures designed to increase access and quality of services to Roma, in multiple areas such as social assistance, education, employment, health, and housing. Also, the call aims to strengthen the capacity of the existing day / after school centers, which work with a high percentage of Roma children and young people. The financed projects will target the empowerment of the Roma and combat any form of discrimination against them. Eligible applicants are public entities, non-governmental organizations, and associations of local authorities (download the call for proposal documents).

 

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Enhancing Roma Inclusion and Empowerment call for proposals: the deadline for submitting projects has been extended

 

The Romanian Social Development Fund (RSDF) announces the extension of the deadline for submission of projects within Enhancing Roma Inclusion and Empowerment call for proposals, organized under the Local Development Program, financed through the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021. Thus, eligible applicants may submit project proposals by January 23, 2020.

This change was included in a corrigendum that was published in the web section dedicated to the Local Development Programme within the RSDF website (www.frds.ro). In addition to extending the deadline for submitting projects, through the corrigendum, other important changes were made in the call documentation, which eligible applicants are invited to consult, accessing the following link: corrigendum no. 1 for Enhancing Roma Inclusion and Empowerment call for proposals.

Following the extension of the deadline for submitting projects within Enhancing Roma Inclusion and Empowerment call, the intermediate deadline has been modified up to which bilateral initiatives can be submitted within the call for proposals for bilateral initiatives aimed at identifying partners for projects carried out in partnership with donor states, developing partnerships and bilateral projects under the Local Development Programme. Thus, for the Enhancing Roma Inclusion and Empowerment call for proposals, bilateral initiatives can be submitted until December 20, 2019.

Launched on September 11, 2019, the Enhancing Roma Inclusion and Empowerment call for proposals has a total amount of 16 million euro and provides support for measures designed to increase access and quality of services to Roma, in multiple areas such as social assistance, education, employment, health and housing. Also, the call aims to strengthen the capacity of the existing day / after school centers, which work with a high percentage of Roma children and young people. The financed projects will target the empowerment of the Roma and to combat any form of discrimination against them. Eligible applicants are public entities, non-governmental organizations and associations of local authorities.

The call for proposals for bilateral initiatives supports the development of cooperation and partnership relations between entities in Romania and the donor states (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), within the Program. Through the call, funding is provided for the identification of partners for projects carried out in partnership with the donor states, the development of partnerships and bilateral projects, for their submission within the calls for projects opened through the Program. The maximum amount of money that can be allocated to a bilateral initiative is 5,000 euro.

 

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Regional informative seminars

 

Over 100 potential project promoters and partners participated in 3 regional informative seminars organized by RSDF in Cluj-Napoca, Craiova and Iasi, regarding the financing conditions of the Enhancing Roma Inclusion and Empowerment call for proposals.

Special thanks for hosting these events to those of the Center for Urban Culture Cluj-Napoca, the Multifunctional Center Craiova and Iasi Prefecture.

Download Enhancing Roma Inclusion and Empowerment call for proposals presentation

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