News - May 2016

 9 one-day local workshops for development of cross-sectoral cooperation were conducted during May. The aim of the workshops is to encourage cross-sectoral dialogue and cooperation in the implementation of the National Roma Inclusion Strategy at the local and regional level.

Workshops were organized in 9 local self-government units: Osijek for Osijek-Baranja County, Beli Manastir, Vukovar for Vukovar-Srijem County, Slavonski Brod, Sisak, Kutina, Novska, Koprivnica for Koprivnica-Križevci County and Zagreb for the Zagreb County.

A total of 68 people participated in 9 workshops. The target participants were members of the Roma National Minorities Councils and elected representatives, as well as  the members of Roma associations, representatives of local self-government and other relevant local and regional level institutions (CES, social welfare centers, schools, kindergartens).

The workshops were organized within the framework of the project "Fostering implementation of the National Roma Inclusion Strategy at local and regional level", implemented by the Roma National Council and the Center for Peace,  Legal Advice and Psychosocial Assistance - Vukovar. The project is funded by EU funds from IPA 2012 pre-accession assistance program, through the Central Finance and Contracting Agency - SAFU. The project is co-financed by the Office for NGOs of the Government of the Republic of Croatia.

More information about the project can be found here.


12 – 14 May 2016, Crikvenica: Module V of the educational training program "Preparation and implementation of EU projects" aimed to build capacity and improve knowledge and skills of young Roma activists in the field of PCM, was held in Crikvenica, titled „The basics of a successful project implementation_Practical advices – lobbying, team motivation, conflict resolution, reporting“.

11 young people from the Roma community from different parts of Croatia participated in the training. The training was conducted by Vanja Djuric Bjelanovic and Martin Uglik.

The training is organized by PGF Croatia Consortium in cooperation with the Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities of the Croatian government, within the framework of the PGF Croatia project, whose implementation is financially supported by the Open Society Foundations, Budapest. More information about PGF Croatia are available at