KEY COMPONENTS

Establishment of an Interregional Alliance
Conduct primary research to identify the target areas of the project within 5 Regional Units in Greece (Attica, Thessaly and Central Macedonia).
Develope a youth-led development methodology empowering and providing civic skills to youth Roma to enable them as active citizens at local and regional level.
Creation of an Interregional Alliance comprised of representatives of local societies, elected officials and municipality staff members.
Skills Development
Five-month training of 33 youth Roma on issues of operation and governance of Municipal Bodies. Support of the 33 youth Roma through seminars encouraging and empowering them to participate in decision-making on local community level.
Training of 22 youth, elected and administrative staff members of Municipal and Regional Authorities, to act as consultants to the 33 youth Roma in managing affairs on local level and guiding them through the institutional framework.
Operation of a Youth Digital Assembly
Pilot implementation promoting active participation of the 33 youth Roma in public dialogue through regular meetings of a Digital Assembly carried out with the support and assistance of the 22 non Roma youth Supprorters / Consultants. Policy recommendations reports drafting by the 33 youth Roma on local society affairs management. Presentations of the developed Reports at municipal and regional councils with the support of the registered members of the Interregional Alliance Network.
Impact Assessment- Policy recommendations
Assessment of the impact of the proposed project evaluating the behavioral change as a result of the of the training and pilot activities of the project, as far as youth members of Roma communities are concerned as well as of youth representative of municipal and regional authorities.
Policy Recommendation submission to the Greek State and the international community on on the issue of engaging Roma in public life as active citizens.
Expected Results
  • Trained Roma youth, empowered and emancipated to actively participate in public affairs, making their voices heard, acting as municipal mediators
  • Informed Roma youth on government and governance issues with emphasis on leadership and participation and on strategic and development planning
  • Established trust relations and improved communication between Roma and local and regional institutions and thus to governing authorities
  • Increased chances to participate in local and regional politics and potentially be elected
  • Increased networking with youth Roma and non Roma (representatives of local and regional authorities) at national level through the digital assembly and the interregional network of supporters on Roma participation to be formed
  • Increased knowledge about youth-led development, as a sustainable approach to local and regional development