Official title of the project

Together We Can

Sectors

Project information

Subtitle
CIVIL SOCIETY FACILITY PROGRAMME 2012 Theme 3: Capacity building at the local level
Region / City
Nis
Cities
Niš
Total budget of programme / project

86,140.00 EUR

Implementation period
2013. Nov - 2015. Nov
Expected results
  1. Enhanced 10 Roma women initiatives’ capacities in technical and practical knowledge about CSO operation.
  2. Conditions for the Improvement of the position of Roma women developed, by the support of preparation and implementation of Local Action Plans (LAPs) on Roma women.
  3. In supporting Roma women CSOs and local self-governments in implementation process of local policies for Roma women, project will organise small financial support through grants delivery.
  4. Improved Roma CSOs and local self-governments’ dialogue – Expected result relates to the initiation, creation and implementation of the Local Action Plans regarding Roma women position improvement with a constant focus on the possibilities of local budget distributions.
Beneficiary

Roma community, especially Roma women from targeted municipalities in Serbia (Bujanovac, Vranje, Leskovac, Lebane, Prokuplje, Bela Palanka, Aleksinac, Vlasotince, Dimitrovgrad, Babusnica, Pirot and Niš).

Summary of the project

This project supports Roma women’s initiatives and helps them advocate for the provision of funds for the improvement of the position of Roma women from local budgets. Roma women’s initiatives are given small grants, as well as practical knowledge about CSO operation. Local Action Plans (LAPs) for the advancement of the position of Roma women are created to help provide a better dialogue between Roma CSOs and local self-governments.

Programme/Project objectives

This project aims to enhance Roma women position through their participation in developing solutions and advocating for measures directed to Roma women position implementation within the local budgets. Ten Roma women initiatives’ will be enhanced by awarding 10 small grants. Also, their capacities in technical and practical knowledge about CSO operation will be strengthened. Support to creation of 12 Local Action Plans (LAPs) for advancement of the position of Roma women will be provided in order to create conditions for the improvement of the position of Roma women. Dialogue regarding local budget allocations between Roma CSOs and local self-governments will be improved as well.