The Key to the Future - Social Inclusion in Budila

“Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe”/ ”Lucrând împreună pentru o Europă verde, competitivă și incluzivă”

The specific issue addressed by the project is the socio-economic exclusion of Roma, and the poor involvement and empowerment of adults, especially Roma women in Budila.

The project receives a grant of 999,355 € provided by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through EEA Grants under the Local Development Program. The aim of the project is increasing the inclusion and empowerment of vulnerable Roma and people living in similar socio-economic conditions in Budila commune, by providing integrated services for these vulnerable families and developing the individual capacity of family members.

The project aims to: increase access to early education by setting up and operating a kindergarten; developing the child's parenting skills and raising awareness about the role of the family in the child's education; increasing access to education services and preventing early school leaving through counseling and school and vocational guidance and sports; the establishment of a medical office, and a dental office; increasing access to employment services, through information and vocational counseling, in order to improve individual skills for employment; developing individual abilities and the ability to organize and mobilize to act together; raising awareness and combating anti-Roma attitudes, stereotypes and harassment, promoting respect for Roma rights and interculturalism.

Target groups: 1335 vulnerable Roma people and families (parents, children, and young people); 65 people living in similar socio-economic conditions and 500 people from the majority population, from Budila commune.

The partner adds value to the project through experience in employment, counseling and education. Through the proposed partnership, know-how and expertise will be exchanged, the activities and tasks of each partner are complementary, the partners collaborating and cooperating in each stage of the project.

In the short term, the project activities facilitate access to health, employment and education services, and increase social inclusion and empowerment of Roma. In the medium and long term, the activities help to reduce the gap between the vulnerable Roma population and the majority population.