Civil society in action promoting and protecting Roma and Egyptian rights in Montenegro

About the project

In order to contribute to the promotion and protection of Roma and Egyptian (RE) rights at the local level in Montenegro, this project fosters active civil society participation through a comprehensive approach, which includes: capacity building for civil society organisations, organisational development and operation, project management cycle, human rights monitoring and advocacy, as well as financial support for the implementation of local CSO initiatives. Put simply, the project aims to encourage CSOs to be the drivers of change in the promotion of RE rights.

The project introduced a grant scheme entitled “Support to projects of civil society organisations (CSOs) in Montenegro” worth €13,321.44. These small grants intended for initiatives by RE civil society organisations enabled the implementation of projects relevant to local Roma and Egyptian communities and at the same time facilitated capacity building for small-scale CSOs through training, mentoring and practical application of acquired knowledge.

The project also focused on encouraging active participation of RE women and RE youth in public life. By developing RE women’s groups and organising a series of roundtable discussions with relevant stakeholders, RE women were given an opportunity to raise issues that affect their lives. In addition, social inclusion of RE youth was improved through a series of different activities.

The implementation of this project and its grant scheme is directly related to the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2015-2019 and applicable national strategies, including the Strategy for the Social Inclusion of Roma and Egyptians (2016-2020) and the Youth Strategy (2017-2021).

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Project name:
Civil society in action promoting and protecting Roma and Egyptian rights in Montenegro
Start time:
01/11/2019
End time:
01/05/2021
Location:
Podgorica, Bijelo Polje, Berane
Budget:
162941.08€
Beneficiary:
Help Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V
NVO Romska organizacija mladih – Koračajte s nama Phiren Amenca

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Civil society in action promoting and protecting Roma and Egyptian rights in Montenegro

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Implemented by the NGO Monitor Center for Media and Democracy, with an aim to help reducing the level of peer violence against Roma youth. In order to raise awareness of peer violence against members of the Roma community, this sub-grant included production of several research articles. In the research process were also involved journalists from the Roma portal “Romalitika”.