The world of Roma
The youth exchange entitled The World of Roma seeks to bring young people closer to the culture and way of living of the Roma community, since the Roma people have through time developed specific characteristics that distinguish them from other groups (language, habits etc.). We are aware that the Roma community remains one of the most stigmatized, excluded and marginalized groups of society. Discrimination starts before their school entry, thus beginning their lack of education, leading to poor education acquisition, disabling the group from entering the labour market, gain health care and increases dependence on social welfare. Within the project, we will place emphasis on healthy life style, education and schooling.
Young participants from different European countries will explore opportunities and, most of all, activities of Roma members in the areas of education and, consequently, employment. Members of the Roma community will be included among participants from each country, giving them the opportunity to share their stories and experiences. We will focus on good practice examples presented by each participating country and visit the largest Roma settlement in Slovenia – Pušča. We will also focus on famous people od Roma origin, as well as the promotion of healthy lifestyle among members of the Roma community as well as raise the issue of health in Roma settlements.
Participants: young people interested in Roma culture, tolerance and elimination of hate speech: 7 participants per country, including Roma people (6 + 1 leader).
Programme and action:
Erasmus+ KA1 youth exchange
8 - 16 November 2019
Number of participants:
- Northern Macedonia