145 Roma activists took part in “Strengthening cooperation of Roma community and regional authorities” advocacy campaign in Poltava region

The campaign aimed to build bridges between Roma community and decision makers in order to promote Roma rights. The goal was achieved through meetings with local authorities where major problems of Roma people in the region were discussed. 240 Roma received brochures with major local state agencies contacts. Roma community started dialogue with specific departments of local administrations on the issues of:

– state aids  for public services,

– employment of roma people,

-external schooling for Roma children.

The project resulted with increased participation of Roma people in communication with local councils (71 out of 100 people visited local councils to talk about community issues), trust to authorities in general increased according to surveys results.


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