7 local NGOs acquired knowledge and skills as a watchdog in the field of segregation in education

The Association Center for Advocacy and Human Rights (CADO) announces the completion of training courses for selected experts from the 7 NGOs in Brașov, Cluj, Constanța, Ialomița, Maramureș, Mureș and Prahova counties in order to train as a watchdog in monitoring segregation in education and advocacy at local to European level for the defense and promotion of children’s rights to non-discrimination and quality education.

The courses took place online from 17 to 28 May 2021 and addressed 3 main training topics: advocacy, monitoring school segregation and legal advice for victims.

The information gained from the training program will help local monitors meet responsibilities for monitoring school segregation in 880 localities in 11 counties, conducting advocacy campaigns and providing legal advice to victims of segregation.

Participants are representatives of local NGOs operating in 7 counties (Here For You – Brașov; Constanța Students Association; CENRES – Cluj; RomaJust Roma Lawyers Association – Ialomița; Young Roma Maramureș- Maramureș; Hope – Mureș and Association Buzau Community Development Agency – Prahova).

Roxana Șerban (Students’ Association from Constanța): “I came to these courses with a backup in my back as a former student representative, and I understood how the Romanian education system works. These courses helped me to deepen my knowledge because I did not work exclusively on the subject of segregation in schools, but on several general issues. All three modules will help me after completing this project in the activity I carry out in the community “.

Eugen Ghiță (Roma Just-Ialomița Association): “It is an opportunity to train the staff and volunteers of our organization strictly on the issue of segregation. We didn’t have that much information for people who walk the field as we have now, participating in these courses.

“School for all children!” – II is a project developed by the Center for Advocacy and Human Rights – CADO in partnership with the Association of Community Development Consultants – ACDC, with financial support Active Citizens Fund Romania, program funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants 2014-2021.

The aim of the project is to improve institutional practices in enforcing legislation to prevent and combat racial segregation and discrimination through watchdog, monitoring and advocacy actions of NGOs able to identify and report discrimination against Roma students in education in the form of segregation.

“Working together for an inclusive Europe!”

Project implemented by:

The project is implemented by the Association Advocacy and Human Rights Centre (CADO) in partnership with the Association of Community Development Consultants) and benefits from 245.973 euros grant from Active Citizens Fund Romania, programme funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway through the EEA Grants 2014 -2021. The content of this website does not necessarily reflect the official position of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021; for more information visit www.eeagrants.org. More details about Active Citizens Fund Romania are available at www.activecitizensfund.ro.

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