“Humanitarian Aid for Refugees”
Goal: Distribution of help in food, school materials and finances to families for Roma pupils, Serb refugees.
Target group: 50 families and 10 pupils for finance support
Location: Kumanovo and Miladinovci
Financed by: Caritas Esen – Skopje
Activity: Roma Cultural and Educational Centre ‘Darhija” performed a theater show for Roma children
Activities: Informal education for Roma children at the age of 7 to 14. The children were enabled to do their school duties much easier through recreating, educating and entertaining programs.
Target group: 55 Roma pupils (children refugees from Kosovo and children from poor families)
Financed by: Italian organization CEZVI through ECHO Office
Realized by RCC “DROM” Kumanovo
“The Future of Roma – Informal Education”
Goal: Literacy, learning Macedonian language and education on health
Target group: 80 Roma children in four groups. These children are children coming from poor families, children – returnees from Europe, children – refugees and children from streets. Children at the age of 6 to 14 were included.
Financed by: Jews Union in partnership with Romano Dialog from Switzerland, Swiss Embassy and Canadian Embassy
“Roma Influence on Policy and Practice on Locations in Central and Eastern Europe”
This project was implemented in partnership of Roma organizations. The activities of DROM in the project were coordinated by the main partner organization Roma Center Skopje.
Project financier and carrier: Minority Rights Group – MRG from London, England
“A Step Forward – Computer Courses”
Target group: 80 people – Roma, Macedonians, Serbs, Albanians of different age, temporary displaced persons due to the war in Macedonia. The project enabled gaining computer knowledge and development of interethnic tolerance.
Financed by: ARC – American Rescue Committee, Most – Kumanovo and RPP – Roma Participation Program
“All Different – All Equal” and Multimedia CD – Reporter of DROM
Activities: Project on multiethnic tolerance implemented in the following towns in Macedonia – Skopje, Veles, Prilep, Delcevo, Stip, Strumica, Kocani and Kumanovo. In frames of the project dedicated to the Roma National Day – 8th April were implemented activities such as round table and cultural event where was promoted the multimedia CD Reporter of RCC “DROM”.
Financed by: Pax Christi – Netherlands and RPP Budapest
DROM participated and presented its activities on the very first NGO fair organized by MCIC in Skopje.
Financed by: FOSIM and RCC “DROM”
“Roma in War and Crisis”
Activities: Organization of round tables dedicated to the war crisis in the Balkans and Macedonia, and the position of the Roma
Target group: Government representatives, Roma political parties, NGOs, Roma European leaders (Roma National Congress and International Roma Union). The round tables were part of the project Roma and the Stability Pact in South Easter Europe.
Supported by: OSCE ODHIR Warsaw in co-operation with OSCE Mission in Macedonia, Council of Europe and Municipality of Shuto Orizari
“Roma and the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia”
Activities: The Ohrid Framework Agreement was signed in Macedonia, and Roma were not included in it and had no clear picture of this document. Prof. Gjorgji Ivanov, prof. Tanja Petrushevska, Saban Saliu – Roma lawyer, Nezdet Mustafa – mayor, Mirce Tomovski – journalist, Alen le Roa – representative of the European Union and Roma representatives contributed to see the rights of Roma in the new Constitution
Activities: Campaign for peace, tolerance, interethnic cooperation and open dialogue with governmental institutions
Realized by: CIVIL Skopje
Financed by: Pax Christi
Partner: RCC “DROM”
“Training for Local Mediators”
Aim: Roma activists and refugees from the Balkans to get trained to work as local mediators in their countries
Target group: 23 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Vojvodina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Croatia and Macedonia. This project was implemented in the frames of the project “Roma and the Stability Pact in South Eastern Europe”.
Financed by: OSCE ODHIR Warsaw and Council of Europe through the European Commission, in cooperation with RCC “DROM”, Romani CRISS from Romania and OSCE Mission in Macedonia