Explore the Multiplier Event held in Greece as part of the RESTORE project. This event served as a key platform toshowcase the project’s progress and encourage collaborative discussions in line with its core principles. Attendedby a diverse audience, participants demonstrated a genuine interest in the project’s objectives.
Questions from attendees focused on pertinent issues related to the Roma minorities in Greece, fosteringmeaningful discussions. The event highlighted a commitment to open dialogue, creating a foundation for exploringpractical solutions. As we reflect on this part of the RESTORE project, the Multiplier Event in Greece stands as apivotal moment where regional perspectives converged, contributing to a broader understanding of crucialmatters.
The event, held on June 23, 2023, at Hotel Mi Cassa in Skopje, aimed to inform relevant stakeholders about the RESTORE project.With 50 participants, including representatives from CSOs, local and national institutions, adult trainers, experts, and educationinstitutions, the event began with the president of RRC presenting the organization’s mission, vision, achievements, and relevantprojects. Following this, the RESTORE project was introduced, outlining activities, progress, and results achieved until May 2023,including research reports and the developed methodology for E-modules.
The agenda included presentations of the project’s overview, goals, and outcomes, with specific sessions dedicated to IntellectualOutputs 1 and 2, followed by a discussion and the event’s closure at 14:30. Promotion utilized social media channels, RRC’swebsite, email networks, official invitations, and phone calls to stakeholders. The participants, comprising NGOs, institutionalrepresentatives, trainers, experts, Roma education mediators, and adults from the Roma community, provided positive feedback.They expressed the significance of supporting Roma active citizenship for decision-making, policy development, and politicalengagement, highlighting its potential to improve the overall status of the Roma community.
The event was meticulously organized, comprising three interactive segments. Firstly, a session on Roma active citizenshipengaged participants with exercises, including a debate barometer on dividing issues, small group exercises mapping theircurrent and past actions. Following this, a Romaversitas colleague delivered a concise presentation on key project outputs,focusing on policy recommendations and introducing the e-course, followed by a Q&A session. The final segment employed aWorld Café format, where participants discussed various topics like obstacles to Roma youth participation, best practices,and campaigning for Roma active citizenship.
To promote the event, a consultant collaborated with Romaversitas alumni through email and phone outreach. Theparticipants, all current or former Romaversitas students aged 18-30, were selected based on their prior interest in activecitizenship topics. Feedback was positive, with participants expressing satisfaction with the participatory methods and theperceived importance of the topic. On-the-spot evaluations included suggestions for e-course modifications and highlightedadditional topics for future debates, such as narrative-building against anti-Gypsyism.
Empowering Roma Communities through Civic Engagement: A Recap of the Multiplier Event in Germany
In three impactful online sessions, our Multiplier Event in Germany gathered 73 participants, includingstakeholders and Roma community members. The event showcased the outcomes of a projectdedicated to enhancing civic engagement among Roma adults through innovative educationalinitiatives.
The event featured two main sections, focusing on project introduction and concrete achievements,including the creation of civic educational models and an OER program tailored for Roma adults. Thehighlight was an e-course designed to boost civic competencies, especially for Roma women.
The agenda included project aims, partner presentations, results overview, a module on Antigypsyismand Discrimination, and engaging discussions with participants.
Local stakeholders, Roma and non-Roma organizations, policy advocates, and Roma communitymembers actively participated.
Participants expressed gratitude for educational materials and found the e-course modulesinnovative. There’s a keen interest in further workshops addressing civic engagement andparticipation among vulnerable communities.
In summary, the Multiplier Event in Germany successfully catalyzed discussions and initiatives,contributing to the ongoing effort to empower Roma communities through civic engagement.
National Multiplier Events Report
Provide Social Pathways for Roma people
|Institute for Roma and Minorities Inclusion
|Date and venue
|06, 15 and 20 October 2023 online
|Total number of participants
Please, briefly describe, how the event was organised: (e.g. presentations, workshops, activities, etc.).
3 online events gathering 73 participants ( interested stakeholders and Roma people ) were organized. The first section was dedicated to the project presentation: its aim, objectives, involved partners while the second section was determined to the project`s results:
- Identification of civic educational models for democratic participation of Roma adults
- Design and delivery of an OER capacity building programme tailored to the civic skill gaps of Roma adults: “Social Pathways for civic engagement of Roma adults in the EU”
- Delivery of policy suggestions regarding civic engagement of Roma adults at EU level
The main focus of the events was the presentation of the e -course. The technical aspect was shortly presented following by introduction of the learning objectives of all modules. It followed a discussion with the participants on a general topic of the civic engagement and social inclusion of the Roma. It was stated that the project is an innovative and focused attempt to enhance the civic competences of Roma and the topics of the modules are relevant for the general aim of the project.Moreover it was mentioned the need of Roma communities empowerment especially of Roma women.
The agenda was structured as follows:
- Aim, objectives and expected results
- Presentation of the project`s partners
- Presentation of the Project results
- Presentation of the Module: Antigypsysim and discrimination
How were the events promoted? What means of dissemination did you use to reach the stakeholders/participants:
We have used our social media platforms and previous cooperation and personal contacts with stakeholders and Roma.
Who were the people participating in the event?
Local stakeholders including Roma and Non Roma organizations, policy organizations and Roma people.
What was the participants’ feedback?
- I would like to know more about Erasmus+ and how to involve voulnarable
- I am grateful for the provided educational materials
- the e-course Modules are very interesting and deal with current issues, very innovative and civic engaged-oriented materials
- It would be interesting to try to organize a workshop with Roma on Antigypsysim and discrimination, training them for civic engagement and participation
Provide Social Pathways for Roma people
AGENDA – MULTIPLIER EVENT
[06, 15 and 20 October 2023]
[13: 00 – 16:00]
|[Time: e.g 18.00-19.00]
|[Activity e.g. Welcoming]
The vibrant city of Vienna, nestled in the heart of Austria, played host to the highly anticipated Multiplier Event of the esteemed RESTORE project on October 10, 2023. This momentous occasion provided an unparalleled platform to showcase the culmination of project endeavors and foster collaborative exchanges centered around its core principles. Enthusiastic participants, eager to engage and contribute, comprised the audience, bringing forth a palpable sense of enthusiasm and interest. Their eagerness translated into a flurry of thought-provoking inquiries, delving deep into the pressing issues concerning the Roma minorities in Austria. The event pulsated with a shared commitment to address these critical matters, paving the way for meaningful dialogue and impactful solutions.
The LTTA of the project RESTORE happened in the
beautiful city Skopje during the nice days in May. It was a
perfect opportunity for partners to discuss the platform
and the modules for the e-learning platform. Finally,
partners gave the feedback to each other which turned into
a very important discussion on how to improve the quality
of the content and make it the most pleasent experience
for the learners.