After the first seminar in 2012 (Belgrade), two other seminars have been organized with their own thematic focus: Bucharest 2015 on policy dialogue and institutionalisation, Tirana 2016: on existing trade-offs between effectiveness, sustainability and transformation in Roma inclusion support. Furthermore, starting at the Bucharest 2015 seminar, so-called learning trajectories gathering interested practitioners in series of virtual meetings (each 1-3 months) on specific topics, allow for exchanges and learning beyond the seminars.
The findings of the 3 learning trajectories: women empowerment, discrimination, community development and active citizenship,
have been presented and discussed.
The Roma inclusion Seminar will be replaced by (or integrated in) peer learning processes on the broader issue of social inclusion. This broadening of the scope for knowledge management is following the evolution of policy priorities of SDC (focus on social inclusion in the federal dispatch for eastern countries). The need to continue with special program focusing on Roma inclusion is not questioned by the enlargement of the thematic focus.
The conclusions of the Roma inclusion seminar series (2012-2018) integrating the findings of Plovdiv seminar have been synthesized in a strategic learning brief.
General facts on the country and the approach taken by Switzerland
Main facts and swiss program’s intervention strategy regarding health and education
Detailed description of the program in Plovdiv
Detailed explanation of the program in Sliven
Learning from SDC’s Roma Inclusion work for future programming
Period: 2012 - 2020. Draft paper.
A video documentary on the integration of the Roma community in Sliven.