The project „Best Practices for Roma Integration“ ended

The project „Best Practices for Roma Integration“ ended on 31 March 2014 but OSCE/ODIHR will continue to maintain this website as a resource for practitioners.

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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Roma women face double discrimination

Roma women are often subject to double discrimination – on national grounds by the majority population and on gender grounds by the Roma community, shows a study supported by OSCE/ODIHR Best Practices for Roma Integration project. 

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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Report on Local Co-ordinators for Roma Issues

The “Best Practices for Roma Integration” (BPRI) project supported innovative programmes and facilitated co-operation between local and national governments, independent institutions and civil society. 

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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BPRI supported the development of six Local Action Plans for Roma in Albania

Six Local Action Plans for Roma (LAP) were developed in Albania with the support of the OSCE/ODIHR Best Practices for Roma Integration (BPRI) project. The process was facilitated by local Roma experts and their mentors and all six LAPs were already passed by the council of the municipality or commune. 

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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Education the key to integration

Aldijana Dedić, a vibrant young woman from Bosnia and Herzegovina, learned many new things while taking part in a traineeship programme launched by the OSCE/ODIHR Best Practices for Roma Integration project. She and 24 other Roma young professionals from across the Western Balkans spent up to five months working as trainees in OSCE field operations throughout the region, and then another five months working in a governmental institution or non-governmental organization.

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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OSCE/ODIHR Best Practices for Roma Integration regional report recommends good practices for improving Roma housing

The OSCE/ODIHR Best Practices for Roma Integration (BPRI) project presented examples of good practices in improving the housing situation for Roma in the Western Balkans at a two-day regional roundtable event that ended today in Tirana, Albania. 

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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Evaluation Consultant needed for the Best Practices for Roma Integration (BPRI) Project

To evaluate all components of the BPRI Project, funded by the European Commission’s Instrument for Pre-Accession, and their progress to date towards achieving the planned results building on the preliminary findings and recommendations from a mid-term evaluation

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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When schools feel safer than home

By actively listening and addressing their concerns, helping the children get more involved at playtime, providing extra teaching support and taking a zero-tolerance attitude to any form of bullying, Eldina Atić, a primary schoolteacher from Brčko, helped the pupils integrate better into the classroom and built their enthusiasm for school. 

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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BPRI-supported study highlights discrimination against Roma in former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Almost four-fifths of Roma in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia say that they or someone close to them have been the victims of discrimination, says a new study supported by the Best Practices for Roma Integration (BPRI) project and presented at local workshops in November 2013. 

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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Even small investments can have an impact on Roma integration, shows new report by the BPRI project

More than 10,000 Roma from the Western Balkan region have benefited from the small grants programme implemented by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) through the Best Practices for Roma Integration (BPRI) project in the past year, according to a newly published report. 

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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