”Non-governmental Working Group for the Refugee Question”
Activity: Formation of non-governmental working group from several organizations as Roma Centre Skopje, Caritas Esen – Skopje, Association for Roma Rights – Stip, Informative Centre for Human Rights, Roma Cultural Centre “Darhija”, and Roma activist and intellectual Elvis Ali. This group made a questionnaire for all Kosovo refugees in Macedonia.
Goal: To get relevant information on refugee’s opinion for their situation, their requests and education, and statistics on the number of refugees (the questionnaire included Roma, Ashkalies and Egyptians).
Financed by OSCE ODIHR Warsaw in cooperation with OSCE Mission Skopje and UNHCR Skopje
“Education for Roma Children”
Target group: 100 Roma children at age of 5 to 15 coming from poor families grouped in two groups. Pre-school groups include children from poor families, and the group for non-formal education includes children who stopped their education or have not started it at all.
Financed by RPP-Budapest, Jews Organization from Switzerland, Romano Dialogue – Switzerland, MPDL – Spain and ECHO
“Roma Internet Club”
Goal: Developing interethnic relations through meetings and using Internet services
Financed by: IRC
“Infrastructure – Canalization in Length of 268 Meters”
Goal: Improving of the living conditions in Roma settlement Sredorek
Location: Roma settlement Sredorek
Financed by: Canadian Embassy with support of the Community of Kumanovo.
Realized in cooperation with IRC, KHAM and Community Sredorek
“Refugees Rights and Their Informing”
Goal: Refugees from Kosovo to get legal, social, health and humanitarian help
Realized by: the non-governmental working group
Financed by OSCE ODIHR Warsaw and FOSIM
Activities: Making brochure and movie for the local elections in Macedonia. The brochure was distributed throughout Macedonia and the movie was broadcast on 18 TV stations in Macedonia.
The brochure was financed by OSCE ODIHR Warsaw and OSCE Mission in Macedonia.
The movie was financed by ITZ.
“Monitoring of Elections by Representatives of Roma NGOs”
Goal: To inform about the local elections in Macedonia and the local elections in Albania.
Location: Macedonia and Albania
Financed by: OSCE ODIHR Warsaw
Goal: To release refugees from psychological stress and to develop friendship
Location: Refugee camps in Macedonian
Financed by: MPDL – Spain and ECHO
“Cooperation between Roma Communities”
Activity: International conference for young leaders from 20 Roma organizations in Europe
Location: Croatia and Macedonia
Financed by: Institute Open Society Croatia
Realized by: RCC “DROM” in partnership with the Croatian Roma Union
“It’s Whole When There is Everything”
Activity: Campaign to promote common values, multiethnic understanding, peace and stability in Macedonia. The campaign had a positive reaction among all nationalities.
Location: Macedonia / Kumanovo
Financed by: MCIC
“Improving Living Standards in Roma Settlements”
Goal: Installing canalization, waterworks and baskets for garbage.
Location: Roma settlements in Kumanovo
Financed by: MPDL-Spain in cooperation with ECHO, IRC – International Rescue Comittee, Community Kumanovo, JP Vodovod, JP Cistota i zelenilo, Roma Women Organization KHAM and Community of Sredorek