The project is being implemented within Programme RO10 “Children and Youth at Risk and Local and Regional Initiatives to Reduce National Inequalities and to Promote Social Inclusion” (CORAI), funded by EEA Grants.
The CORAI Programme contributes to the overall objectives of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 to reduce social and economic disparities in the European Economic Area and to the strengthen the relationships between Romania and the donor countries – Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
Project duration: 12 months.
The Project finance contract was signed on 5 July 2015 by RSDF (Romanian Social Development Fund), as Program Operator, and Dambovita County Council, as Project Promoter.
Project value: 844,151.74 lei, of which 717,528.98 lei represents the value of Grant EEA, and 126,622.76 lei represents public financing.
The Project overall objective is to develop initiatives in order to reduce disparities and improve the anti-discrimination measures towards groups which are vulnerable to social and economic exclusion.
The project addresses a target group of 250 people with the following structure: 50 representatives of public authorities involved in the Project activities, 15 decision makers and experts of non-governmental organisations, 20 social workers from professional associations working in social care or with people who belong to vulnerable groups, 15 people working in the private sector, and 150 people belonging to vulnerable groups that face discrimination and / or social exclusion (of which 50 Roma people)
The project will contribute to raising awareness of social inclusion, discrimination, disparities, diversity in the Dâmbovița County through carrying out a campaign called “Equality in Diversity” Caravan. Within this awareness campaign several activities be carried out:
- a training session – “Unity through Diversity – I vs. the other”,
- two interactive workshops designed to bring together people belonging to the target group
- a video on social inclusion, discrimination, disparities, diversity
- 3 short plays which will address issues such as gender discrimination, unequal opportunities, intercultural understanding, and, at the same time, will promote social inclusion and diversity
- an online social media campaign etc.