ROMA HEALTH CARE II

Between 04th – 08th October 2020, in Plauen (Germany), occurred the Kick-off meeting within Roma HEALTH Care II Project, financed by Erasmus+ Programme KA2 (Strategic Partnership for the development of innovation (Adult Education).

Within this first meeting, were discussed the main aspects of the project, such as:

  • Were presented the partners involved in the project;
  • The budget and the contractual regulations;
  • The Coordination and Management Plan of the project;
  • Was achieved an Introductory Training concerning the Health Mediation in the Partner Countries;
  • Was done a short introduction of the Curriculum already developed in Bulgaria;
  • Were founded F of the transnational thematic work groups „Curriculum“ and „Handbook”.

Romanian Partners, Vox Civica and Buzău Municipality, were represented by Mr. Claudiu Călin and Mr. Iosif Călin and respectively, by Mrs. Ana-Maria Coman and Mrs. Cristina Zaman from Projects Department.

For a more comprehensively understanding of the philosophy of the project, here are, below, the main information.

Project Duration:

  • 01.09.2020 – 31.08.2023

Partners:

  • Germany:                     JugendStil e.V. (Applicant NGO)
  • Bulgaria:                      Bulgarian Family Planning Association (NGO)
  • Greece:                         Panhellenic Federation of Greek Roma – Ellan Passe (NGO)
  •                                        Municipality of Halandri (Public Institution)
  • Hungary:                     Association for the Promotion of Human Resources (NGO)
  •                                        Municipality of Melykut (Public Institution)
  • North Macedonia:      SUMNAL Association (NGO)
  •                                        Municipality of Bitola (Public Institution)
  • Romania:                     Vox Civica Association (NGO)
  •                                        Municipality of Buzau (Public Institution)

Objectives:

The strategic partnership „Roma HEALTH Care II“ is one of the according follow-up projects. Basically, it aims at the improvement of the health situation of Roma in the partner countries. Among others, it shall particularly lead to:

  • raising the share of Roma obtaining a health insurance
  • improving the physical fitness and nutrition
  • increasing the number of Roma making use of available cancer prevention measures
  • raising the vaccination status of adult Roma
  • decreasing the number of addicted Roma respectively of Roma who are threatened by addictions
  • reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies and the risk of venereal diseases
  • improving the dental hygiene.

Activities:

  • establishing Community Health Centers in the Roma communities involved in the project;
  • developing a Curriculum for the Training of the mediators who will work within Community Health Centers;
  • training of the Health Mediators selected from the Roma Communities involved in the project;
  • developing a Handbook, as a tool necessary for health mediator`s work;
  • drafting a Roma Health Action Plan which will be assumed by the Municipalities by Local Council Decisions;
  • multiplier events.

Target group:

  1. adult Roma people (beneficiaries, health mediators, multipliers, experts);
  2. trainers;
  3. relevant stakeholders:
  •                – municipalities;
  •                – adult education institutions;
  •                – roma Communities/Self-Governments, Roma NGO;
  •                – different NGO (sport, culture, nutrition …);
  •                – hospitals, medical institutions;
  •                – welfare organisations etc.

Intellectual Outputs:

  1. IO1    Curriculum for the training of Health Mediators
  2. IO2    Handbook for Health Mediators
  3. IO3    Model Action Plan Health for local Roma communities including concept for the establishment of Community Health Centers
  4. IO4    Concept for Mobility Projects (KA1)

Transnational project meetings:

  1. Kick-off Meetings in Plauen, DE (October 2020
  2. Partners Meeting in Halandri, GR (May 2021)
  3. Partners Meeting in Sofia, BG (November 2021)
  4. Partners Meeting in Kiskunhalas, HU (June 2022)
  5. Partners Meeting in Buzau, RO (November 2022)
  6. Final Meeting in Bitola, Northern Republic of Macedonia (July 2023)

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