Better access to social rights and social services for the young Roma people
Participant: Eleonora Poposka
Organisation: Journalists for children and women rights and environmental protection, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Project idea in brief
The project will take place in a DN Saraj, a peripheral area of Skopje, where Roma young people live in very poor conditions and face numerous problems. The authorities are not intervening enough to improve the situation, while as far as the NGOs are concerned, it is necessary to emphasise that no other NGO is working in this neighbourhood and with this population in spite of all the problems that these young people are facing.
The aim of the project is to raise awareness about the social rights and improve the access to social services for the Roma young people living in DN in Saraj municipality through non-formal education in order to improve their living conditions.
Social rights addressed:The right to protection of health, right to social security, right to social and medical assistance, right to benefit from social welfare services, right of social, legal and economic protection, right to work, to equal opportunities, right to protection against poverty and social exclusion.
Target group: Roma young people at the age of 13-20 years living in the DN of Saraj in Skopje, Macedonia. The secondary target group is the families of these young people, as well as the wider community.
Local authorities involved: Contact was made with the office of the mayor of the municipality of Saraj. The idea was very well accepted and their full support was offered for the project. In addition, one person was assigned to follow the project.
The current stage of the project: Preparing an application for funding.