“Activities 2009”

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10.01.2009.Printing of leaflets as part of the project “together towards the same goal,” funded by the Government of Macedonia.

In January 2009 flyers were printed with the content of the workshop, the title of the project and results. Printed flyers are 300 of which 100 in Macedonian 100 in Roma and 100 in Albanian language. Leaflets are arranged by primary school Kumanovo, institutions and local government.
Flyers are designed to raise awareness of primary school students in Kumanovo and reduce the number of conflicts between young people from different ethnic communities.

06.02.2009. Meeting with business sector at the RIC – Kumanovo.

 06.02.2009. In the premises of Roma Information Center representatives from the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Employment Agency Skopje and Kumanovo Employment Agency came for a meeting.
The meeting included 15 invited private companies from Kumanovo who need the employment of new staff.
The purpose of the meeting was to inform of the current apprenticeship program for the Roma by the private firms that could reduce the number of welfare cases in the city. RIC – Kumanovo in the future will work to inform citizens and businesses for this program.

01.03.2009. RCC ‘DROM “started with the implementation of the project” Through Education to reduced discrimination. ”

From March Roma Community Center “DROM” started the project “Through education to reduced discrimination” funded by the OSCE. Projects will be a period of 6 months ie from March 2009 – September 2010.
The aim of this project is raised awareness of Roma women about their rights, especially the right to family planning. Project objectives are: To reduce discrimination against Romani women in her family; Education of Roma women to use contraception; namaken number of early marriages and unwanted pregnancies;

13.03.2009. Organizing a campaign “Do not play with the future”


13.03.2009. At the premises in the Center of Culture “Trajko Procopius” in Kumanovo held a public forum, “Why do we need a fair and democratic election.” The forum was organized by the Association “OXO” in partnership with Roma Community Center “DROM” – Kumanovo Partnership Organisations and several other cities across the country as part of “Do not play with the future,” founded by the National Democratic Institute “NDI.”
The purpose of this forum was to make further efforts to the next presidential and local elections pass in fair and democratic atmosphere.

01.04.2009. RCC “DROM” began with field education as part of “Through education to less discrimination.”

01.04.2009. RCC “DROM” began with field education as part of “Through education to less discrimination.” Field education will be a period from April to September 2009.In the education field will be covered Roma over the age of 14 and will be performed in all Roma settlements inKumanovo.For the education will be shared before prepared flyers that actually represent a small guide to protection from unwanted pregnancy.

14.04.2009. Informing population for ilegal immigration in EuropeanUnion.

14.04.2009. RIC – Kumanovo organized a meeting for consulting about the procedures and opportunities for legal migration in the European Union, Switzerland, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
The meeting was attended by a representative of the Migration Service System easier to inform people about the conditions and to directly help some people who have this type of problems.
The meeting was attended by 30 people from Sredorek Bavci and Baraki and were informed of:

First the procedure for obtaining a visa;
Second Terms of employment and living conditions;

Third studying abroad;

4th Immigration programs;
5th Migratory rights and support;
6th Joining the family;

Opportunities for reintegration for returnees


25.04.2009. Workshop on “Through education to reduced discrimination.

25.04.2009 at the RCC “DROM” workshop was held with 30 young Roma (15 male and 15 female) aged 14 as part of the project “Through education to reduced discrimination” funded by the OSCE.
The purpose of this workshop is to young Roma otvoeno razgovaaat the double discrimination of Roma women, the impact of family on young Roma women, patriarchal attitudes and the rights which should have a woman Romka.Voedno of this workshop was discussed and the importance of contraception, types of contraception and its use.

30.04.2009. Imunization at the RIC Kumanovo and RCC”DROM”.

30.04.2009. At the Roma Information Center – Kumanovo immunization against mumps for children who were not covered in this proces.RIC Kumanovo gave logistical information regarding the persons who were to receive the vaccine and allow room where professional nurses can carry out immunization.


05.2009. Meetings with students polumaturanti at the RIC – Kumanovo;

Immediately after the announcement of the competition for entry into secondary education Ridge – Kumanovo submit a written statement to all primary school Kumanovo to inform the students for the conditions offered by secondary schools.
The premises of the RIC had organized meetings with students this year will apply for enrollment in secondary schools.
RIC – Kumanovo except that informs students about the conditions that schools offer help in calculating the average of points or arising from V to VIII grade.For them to realize where they have the best opportunities for enrollment.
The fact that Kumanovo municipality has a large number of Roma communities small number of students completing primary school and also has a large number of students who remain uneducated. While Ridge spoke with some professors still the problem occurs in some students who have more than 5 poor grades.
Ridge also spoke with directors of secondary schools in Kumanovo to get the number of Roma matiranti this year.Secondary schools have informed us that do not yet have the final figure and that it can win after 9 June.

05. 05.2009 Information on scholarships;

05.05.2009 RIC – Kumanovo prepare press II installment of scholarship for students in regular years I. secondary schools. The notification was referred to secondary schools to inform students out confirmation for regular students and submit it to the RIC Kumanovo.
A the premises of the RIC 38 certificates were taken for regular students as follows:
OSTU “Nace Bugjoni” 13
OSU “Gotse Delchev” 3
OSEU “Pero Nakov” 21
OSZU “Kiro Burnaz” 1
These confirm the RIC – Kumanovo directly submitted to the Office for Development of Education in Languages ​​of ednichkite communities.

05.2009 Organizing workshops at the RCC “DROM” – Kumanovo;

and this month the Foundation Open Society Institute organized training on “Effectively dealing with the domestic budget.” The training took place at the RCC “DROM” (28.11. – 30.11. 2009god) and 30 participants attended them.
Provideding training in order to familiarize participants with the so-called household saving money or saving ways that can help the family to achieve their own purposes.

The training is based on theoretical analysis and practical definitions but examples from everyday communication between the AC and fascilitatorite participants to come to the realization of the goal.
Participants will find themselves for their problems improper allocation of domestic budget where expenditure is always higher than revenue. The training will be given and more specific information kredititranje that participants would have learned the possibilities of otpchnuvanje sopsttven business.

26.05.2009 Meeting with private firms at the RIC – Kumanovo;

RIC – Kumanovo in the month of June was hired for the current kokurs of 5.26.Which was published by the Employment Agency to employers seeking to hire Roma. RIC – Kumanovo first contacted private companies to inform them about the competition and explain the opportunities that it offers. At 2:06.Organized a meeting at the RIC with potential firms that Roma would receive through this program. Most companies were not satisfied with this program but were not able to accept new people in the companies for the period of recession.

Although it is great Kumanovo municipality reported only two companies: LLC and Elida restaurant Bugjo who received 5 or 10 people who will be involved through this program.

We must mention that Ridge – Kumanovo was maximally engaged in this activity and had excellent cooperation with Agecijata employment in terms of regular exchange of information.

10.15.2009 Meeting of Local Government – Kumanovo;

The 15.10.2009god. At the Local Government – Kumanovo meeting was held on “Romani language as an optional subject in schools.”
This meeting was attended by representatives of all Roma political parties, heads of basic schools in Kumanovo Ridge – Kumanovo, Mr. Mile Stojmenovic, Head of Education in LS and Mr. Recep Aili Dzhupi Director of the Office to promote the languages ​​of ethnic communities in Macedonia.
The purpose of this meeting was to declare a possible solution for the introduction of an optional subject, Roma language and culture in schools.
Representatives of political parties were informed of the procedure taken by schools to undertake this step.

22.10.2009. Public debate on “Discrimination against Roma side institutions”;

22.10.2009. The Centre for Culture “Trajko Prokopiev” – Kumanovo organized a public debate by the “Polio Plus” – movement against disability in partnership with Roma NGOs “RNGO – 2002.”
The debate was part of the “Macedonia without Discrimination” funded by the European Commission through the PROGRESS program.
The aim of the project “Macedonia without Discrimination” is building in March Macedonian society as a just society, without discrimination, where all people enjoy the right to equal treatment, in which differences are respected and posakuvaat.Vo ovj project provided six debates related to discrimination.
In Kumanovo was public debate on “Discrimination against Roma by institutions” and it was led by Mr. Ahmed Jasarevski “RNGO – 2002”, Mr. – Mr. Ljubomir Bubevski – Polio Plus, Mr. Kamberovski Feat – Forum Roma Rights and Mr. Muhamet Toci-H.D.R. “Mesecina” – Gostivar.

01.05 – 07.05.2009god.Organiziranje workshops at the RCC “DROM” – Kumanovo;

In October the Foundation Open Society Institute organized training on “Effective working with the family budget.” The training took place at the RCC “DROM” and passed them (01-03 2009 05t-07.2009) two groups of three days or total of 60 participants.

Provideding training in order to familiarize participants with the so-called household saving money or saving ways that can help the family to achieve their own purposes.

The training is based on theoretical analysis and practical definitions but examples from everyday communication between the AC and fascilitatorite participants to come to the realization of the goal.
Participants will find themselves for their problems improper allocation of domestic budget where expenditure is always higher than revenue. The training will be given and more specific information kredititranje that participants would have learned the possibilities of otpchnuvanje sopsttven business.

20.11.2009. Meeting on “Effective participation and effective administration in terms of respecting the rights of ethnic communities.”

Association for support of inter-ethnic dialogue and community development “Common Values” from Skopje in cooperation with NGOs: Perspective from Skopje, the Millennium from Vrapciste,DROM Kumanovo and Rekanski Biser Rostuse from Mavrovo and implementing the project “Human Rights – base local economic development. “The project is funded by the European Union.
The project objective is the realization of human rights and improvement of interethnic relations through the implementation of strategies for local economic development towards faster integration of Macedonia in Evrpskata Union.


20.11.2009. Within the project a workshop on effective participation and effective administration in terms of respecting the rights of ethnic communities.
This workshop was attended by representatives from the Council of Kumanovo municipality, NGOs, institutions and citizens.
The workshop takes the words and the Mayor of Kumanovo Mr. Zoran Damjanovski that the most important problems that keep oshtinata and progress in the last period.
Speakers of razbotilnicata were:


Representative from the Ministry of Local Government
Mr. Farooq Feratovski Deputy Minister of Local Government
President of the municipality of Kumanovo Mr. Victor Cvetkovski
Challenges and practices of the municipality – Kumanovo for Local Economic Development
Representative of Local Government – Zoran Pawlowski
Head of Local Economic Development – further steps of implementation of local economic development 
Representative of Local Government, Mrs. Lydia Lang, Local Public Works Office – Head of Department of Urban Planning Utilities and Environment
Committee for Relations among Communities, Mr. Ferizi Dervishi
The functionality and experience of the committee for its establishment until today Head of Department for Local Economic Development of Cair Mr. Selman Say
Transfer of experience in the field of local economic development of the municipality of Cair.

04.12. 2009.Sredba at the RIC with persons working in the city market in Kumanovo;

04.12.2009. At city bazzar Kumanovo was attended by leaders inspection for bazzars – Skopje which seized a large quantity of textile goods from those sold by (Roma population) Since Ridge – Kumanovo was informed that there were some irregular procedures by investigators, convened a meeting with market inspectors at the RIC – Kumanovo.

12.07.2009 Attended all 13 Roma who had been seized goods.
16.12.2009 Meeting on “Decentralization, opportunities for local economic development in the municipality of Kumanovo”

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