By means two activities (Frontal Learning and Mutual Learning), the project intends to implement an action aimed at determining a relationships change between Roma groups and the institutional context of both public services and the third sector in the city of Rome based on respect for human rights. Since many years, the European Commission pushes for integrative solutions no longer segregative of the Roma population (such as the so called “campi nomadi”) as they violate the principle of non-discrimination enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (2000/C 364/01).
The project’s activities include the participation of 170 people among civil servants (operators, officials and executives) of both Roma Capitale and of 15 Municipalities, operators of NGOs, and a group of 50 Roma residing in informal dwelling.
The expected results on policies and programs are:
- Empowerment of the anti-discriminatory aims and competencies of operators and Roma, either against the prejudices of the “gagé” (of non-Roma), or against the self-exclusion often imposed by Rom culture
- The progressive implementation of standardized procedures for the welcoming of Roma and other disadvantaged groups throughout the city of Rome;
- Creating tools for operators in order to facilitate and improve their work with the Roma population (such as guidelines, manual, online repository, learning object, videos, documents in Italian and Romanian languages, recommendations for improving communication and relationship between Roma and Institutions).
The main purpose of the project is to encourage and support a convergence between the Roma, who benefit from the services, and the operators working either at the Department of Social Policy, Subsidiarity and Health and at the Social Secretariats of the 15 Municipalities of the city of Rome, or at the ONG’s that adherent to UNAR (National Racial Anti-Discrimination Office) network and to CESV (Center of Volunteer Services) network of Lazio region.
The final objectives are to produce a standardized model for welcoming Roma and other disadvantaged people in public offices, which is respectful of anti-discrimination legislation, with efficiency and transparency transparency, and to support Roma in an informed and correct approach to the public services they need.
Co-funded: European Commission, DG Justice and Consumers (Euros 291.168,56)
Programme: Right, Equality and Citizenship (2014-2020)
Axis 3: Action to support national and transnational project on non-discrimination and Roma integration
Activity type: Training and Cooperation of relevant professionals
Duration: 20 months (31 ottobre 2016 – 30 giugno 2018)
- Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione e le Politiche Sociali del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (capofila)
- Dipartimento Politiche Sociali, Sussidiarietà e Salute di Roma Capitale
- ARES 2.0 s.r.l
- POPÌCA Onlus
- Dante Sabatino (Researcher), Ivonne Citarella (Administrative staff), Alfredo Franco (Technical staff), Francesco Iannone (Technical staff), Eleonora Di Maggio (External unit collaborating for frontal and mutual learning activities).