Official title of the project

European Support for Roma Inclusion (contract name: TARI - Technical Assistance for Roma Integration Implementation of the Strategy for Improvement of the Status of Roma)

Project information

Region / City
Cities
Serbia
Total budget of programme / project

4,8 million  

Implementation period
2013. Jan - 2016. Jan
Expected results

1. Lower the number of legaly invisible Roma in Serbia

2.Establishment of 20 joint mobile units for Roma inclusion

3. Strengthening Serbia’s Roma CSO network and help achieve sustainable results.

4.Establishment and implementation a secondary school dropout prevention programme throughout Serbia

5. Development of an information system to help monitor and improve conditions of Roma settlements and to propose affordable housing solutions for consideration by the national government, municipalities and the Roma community

6. Sustainable employment opportunities for Roma

Beneficiary

OSCE Mission to Serbia in co-operation with Office for Human

and Minority Rights, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour, Employment

and Social Policy, Ministry of Education, Science

and Technological Development, Ministry of Construction and

Urbanism, Praxis, Roma Education Fund, SEIO, SIPRU.

Target Groups

Office for Human

and Minority Rights, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour, Employment

and Social Policy, Ministry of Education, Science

and Technological Development, Ministry of Construction and

Urbanism

Summary of the project

TARI is an EU-funded project implemented by the OSCE Mission to Serbia that supports

the implementation of the Strategy for Improvement of the Status of Roma in the Republic of Serbia. The project seeks to improve access to basic rights and civic participation, labour market, education, health, social welfare, adequate housing and job creation.

Programme/Project objectives

The TARI project has six main components:

1. Access to rights

In collaboration with the civil society organization Praxis, the project supports Roma to obtain official documentation, register for basic services, and access their rights as citizens. In addition to providing legal aid in 20 pilot municipalities throughout

Serbia, the project promotes awareness on the benefits of registering for State services.

2. Introduction of joint mobile teams

The project advocates for improved co-operation and sharing of information between local professionals working towards social inclusion of Roma by supporting the formal establishment of joint mobile units at the municipal level. Comprised of municipal Roma Co-ordinators, Pedagogical Assistants, Health Mediators and designated individuals in the Centres for Social Work and the National Employment Service, the joint mobile teams will take part in training and mentoring programmes to develop and achieve the municipal action plans. These joint teams have been assembled in 20 pilot municipalities throughout Serbia. Simultaneously, the project will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health to formalize the Health Mediator positions within the healthcare system to ensure a sustainable level of service.

3. Empowerment of civil society organizations

By providing technical assistance and training for Roma civil society organizations (CSOs) and organizations focused on Roma integration, the p