What is Roma SOURCE?
Roma SOURCE is a European project that aims to combat and reduce discrimination through developing mutual understanding between Roma and mainstream communities, promoting equal rights and highlighting best practice.
Roma SOURCE [Sharing of Understanding Rights and Citizenship in Europe] is a two year project co-funded by the European Union’s Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme.
What is Migration Yorkshire’s role?
Migration Yorkshire is coordinating the European project as the lead partner, and is running one of the regional projects – Yorkshire and Humber Roma SOURCE.
Who are the European partners?
The project involves eight organisations from six European countries, with each organisation working on different aspects of the project in their region:
- Regional Administration of Varna [Bulgaria]
- Action Synergy [Greece]
- Former State Fostered Children's Association [Hungary]
- Municipality of Pescara [Italy]
- Federacion Maranatha De Associaciones Gitanes [Spain]
- Regional Vice-Ministry for Family and Solidarity – Valencia [Spain]
- Migration Yorkshire [United Kingdom]
- University of Salford [United Kingdom]
Some of the partners work in regions of Europe which are traditionally home to Roma communities, others in regions which have more recently become a destination. Working with colleagues from areas in Europe where Roma are from and have traditionally settled will provide opportunities to share knowledge, skills and expertise that will both benefit Roma and also lessen the impacts on the local communities that they have moved to.
What will the Roma SOURCE project do across Europe?
The overall European project focuses on a number of key areas, with different European regions leading on each:
- Conducting research and mapping Roma communities.
- Protecting the rights of children and ensuring that they are safe from harm.
- Addressing the health needs of Roma and the impacts of new arrivals on health authorities and providers.
- Addressing worklessness and tackling employer prejudice and discrimination.
- Effective participation of Roma communities in policy making and society.
- Working in schools.
See Roma SOURCE's multilingual website: www.romasource.eu
To download a copy of the Roma SOURCE Final Research Report, go to: www.romasource.eu/resources/research/
What’s happening in Yorkshire and Humber?
In this region we’ll be working with a range of partner organisations from different sectors that work with Roma. The work will include:
- Coordinating a regional network to share learning, knowledge and expertise around how local areas respond to Roma.
- Raising the profile of Roma issues, as identified by partners.
- Working on health and community engagement issues.
- Making sure local partners are supported in delivery by providing information and guidance on delivering to Roma.
Key priorities: Yorkshire and Humber Roma SOURCE
- Establish regional Roma practitioner network and senior local authority advisory network.
- Work closely with all partners to identify needs and issues relating to Roma.
- Raise the profile of Roma at regional level.
- Pilot projects on health and community engagement.
Your contacts for more information
Overall Roma SOURCE project enquires
Dave Brown, Manager
Phone: +44 113 395 2437
Yorkshire and Humber Roma SOURCE enquiries
John Donegan, Development Officer
Phone: +44 113 395 2448
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