Dream Road infoday

The Roma integration, participation & engagement event informational day is aimed at presenting a successful initiatives for Roma integration as a part of the DREAM ROAD project. The event is open for all who are willing to get informed about the participation and engagement of the Roma minority in Hungary and in the wider Central European region. The presentations during the event also serve as dissemination tools for the ongoing project supported by the Interreg Programme of the European Union.




– Welcoming, introducing the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy (Kristina Lazebna)
– Introduction of the Danube Transnational Programme’s Dream Road project (Kristina Lazebna)
– Best practices inventory with an analysis of transferrable elements; inventory of best practices of interventions and overview of national policies; transnational synthesis of best practices with an assessment of their applicability; toolbox of smart participatory methods aimed at achieving greater participation and involvement of Roma community members (Anna Sarkisyan)

The presentations are followed by a reception (buffet refreshments and wine tasting).

Participation at the event is free of charge, however registration is required. See the registration form below.

Location: Harmonia Palace, Ybl Room (ground floor) Address: 1088 Budapest, Muzeum utca 9.

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The Dream Road project

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 (“Danube REgion for improved Access and eMpowerment of ROmA Development”) 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.

  • Programme and action:

    Dissemination Event

  • Dates:

    28 June 2021

  • Venue:

    Harmonia Palace, Budapest

  • Number of participants:


  • Participating countries:
    • Hungary