November 19, 2014 | Posted in:News

29th of September – 3rd of October

For three years in a row, Mena Group Ltd has been coordinating the project “Mother-Child Educational Program” funded by the Roma Education Fund. The project aims to reduce the gap between Roma and non-Roma children at an early age. The project is conducted in partnership between five Roma NGOs from five towns in Serbia – “Hands of Friendship” from Kraljevo, “Romanipen” from Kragujevac, “Romanicikna” from Krusevac, “Humanitarian Centre Rom” from Obrenovac and “Happy Little Colony” from Novi Sad.

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The award is given in order to increase the visibility of challenges faced by Roma men and women, the outstanding contribution provided by Roma organizations that help Roma communities and the work of the European Union to support Roma inclusion. More than 60 organizations from seven countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey applied for this prize, and one project from each country was chosen to receive the award. The Roma Integration Award 2014 is awarded for the first time this year.

The project coordinator Tatjana Obradović Tošić participated in the study tour and the awards ceremony in Brussels. The study tour was organized by TACSO through the P2P program and included both visits to European institutions and non-governmental organizations engaged in improving the position of Roma population.