Humanitarian aid for refugees
Activity: Distribution of food aid to families, school supplies and funds for Roma, Serb refugee students.
Target group: 50 families and 10 students for financial support.
Location: Kumanovo and Miladinovci
Financier: Caritas Autumn Skopje
Activity: Roma Cultural Educational Center DARHIJA Skopje performed a theatrical play for Roma children.
Activity: Non-formal education for Roma children aged 7 to 14. Recreational, educational and entertaining programs enable children to more easily adapt to school obligations.
Target group: 55 Roma students (refugee children from Kosovo, children from poor families).
Financier: Italian organization Chevy through the ECO office.
Realization: DROM in partnership with H.O. Mother.
The future of the Roma – non-formal education
Objective: The main goal of the project is literacy, learning the Macedonian language and health education.
Target group: The project covered 80 Roma children who are divided into four groups. These are children from poor families, children returning from Europe, refugee children and street children. Children aged 6 to 14 were included.
Financier: Union of Jews in partnership with Romano Dialogue from the Swiss, Swiss and Canadian Embassies.
Roma Influence on Politics and Practice in Central and Eastern Europe
Project implemented in partnership with Roma organizations. DROM’s activities in the project were coordinated by the main partner organization Roma Centar Skopje.
Project supporter: MRG Minority Rights Group London – England
A step forward – Informatics courses
Target group: 80 people – Roma, Macedonians, Serbs, Albanians of different ages, temporarily displaced persons due to the war in Macedonia. The project enabled the acquisition of computer skills and the development of interethnic tolerance.
Financier: ARC-American Resque Commite Most-Kumanovo and RPP – Roma Participation Program.
All different all equal and Multimedia CD Informer of DROM
Activity: Interethnic Tolerance Project, implemented in cities throughout Macedonia Skopje, Veles, Prilep, Delchevo, Stip, Strumica, Kocani and Kumanovo. Within the project realized in honor of the International World Roma Day, on April 8, a round tribune and a cultural event were realized, at which the multimedia CD Informant of the CRZ “DROM” was promoted.
Financier: Pax Christie – Dutch organization and RPP Budapest.
At the first NGO fair in Skopje organized by MCIC CRZ Drom participated with a presentation of its activities.
Financier: FOSIM and RCC DROM.
Roma in war and crisis situations
Activity: 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 leaders from Europe (Roma National Congress and International Roma Union).
The roundtables are part of the Roma and Stability Pact in Southeast Europe project.
Funder: OSCE ODIHR Warsaw, in cooperation with the OSCE Mission to Macedonia, the Council of Europe and the Municipality of Suto Orizari.
Roma and the Constitution of Macedonia
Activity: The Framework Agreement was signed in Macedonia and the Roma were not included and thus did not have a clear picture of this document. The round table in which prof. Gjorgji Ivanov, Prof. Tanja Petrusevska, Roma lawyer Shaban Saliu, Mayor Nezdet Mustafa, Mirce Tomovski, journalist, Alain Le Roa, mediator-representative of the European Union and Roma representatives contributed to the recognition of Roma rights in the new Constitution.
Activity: Campaign for tolerance, interethnic cooperation and open dialogue with government institutions.
Director: CIVIL – Skopje
Donor: Pax Christie
Partner: RCC DROM
Training for local mediators
Goal: Roma activists and refugees from the Balkans to gain knowledge about working in their countries as local mediators.
Target group: 23 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia with Vojvodina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Croatia and Macedonia.
The project is implemented through the Roma and Stability Pact project in Southeast Europe.
Funder: OSCE ODIHR Warsaw and Council of Europe through the European Commission, in cooperation with CRZ-DROM and Romani Chris Romania and OSCE Mission Macedonia.