eduRoma – Roma Education Project is a civil association that was founded in 2012 and whose vision is an inclusive society. The main goal of the civic association is to support and implement access to quality education for all members of national minorities, ethnic and social groups with the aim of creating, supporting, implementing and spreading the ideas of an inclusive society in Slovakia. Through our activities, we want to apply proven as well as new knowledge and approaches from the field of social sciences and humanities and actively connect them with civic engagement.
Other goals of the civic association are:
The goal of the IncluCAMPUS project is to create space (virtual, physical) and daily opportunities for active learning and support for the emergence of new thoughts, ideas and activities, which result in social inclusion and active civic participation of people from excluded Roma communities. All activities carried out as part of the IncluCAMPUS project, the recipient of which is the civic association eduRoma, are financed by Norwegian grants and the Slovak state budget.
We implement the goals of IncluCampus through:
From November 2022, we at eduRome regularly consult, plan and network in order to gradually realize our new inclusive project called IncluCAMPUS. One of the outputs of the IncluCAMPUS project is to build a consortium of experts for the promotion of social inclusion of vulnerable population groups in Slovakia.
we would like to invite you to our free one-year training program that will equip you with the skills and sensitivities needed for the challenges of the 21st century. The program will consist of a series of occasional informal trainings prepared for you by experienced lecturers. They will teach you how to properly communicate and mitigate conflict, how to be a team player or how to recognize discrimination and what to do about it. You will learn more about the history of the Roma, the power of human rights and how to tell truth from lies on the Internet. You will get to know examples of successful Roma women or the basics of project management. In short, you will gain knowledge that is difficult to do without today. You can register via this form (skolenia.eduroma.sk) or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At eduRome, we realize that if we want to contribute to the improvement of the conditions in the education of poor children and young people from excluded communities, we must also cooperate with state and public institutions. That is why we are very pleased that in the coming years we will be able to cooperate with the Association of Towns and Municipalities of Slovakia (ZMOS) in this area. Through the IncluCAMPUS project, we will have many conversations and educational inclusive activities with mayors, mayors, teachers and representatives of school authorities in the coming year. On March 3, 2023, we agreed on long-term cooperation with ZMOS’s expert in the field of education Mrs. Mária Chorváthová. We are looking forward to our cooperation.
We are very happy that at yesterday’s meeting (March 8, 2023) we are gradually creating and expanding a network/INCLUNETWORK with our partners, through which we support and implement activities aimed at supporting the social inclusion of people from excluded communities. This growing network includes the civic association eduRoma, ETP Slovensko, Obec Výborná and the association Dadoro. We will gradually inform you about other members and their activities through our social networks.
On March 24, 2023, we had the first coordination meeting with young people from the Roma community. We are very happy that secondary and college students are gradually joining us. And also budding educators, scientists and activists. We are opening for other national minorities as well. We look forward to starting to work together on important topics and tasks that want to make our society better, more tolerant and more inclusive.
At eduRome, yesterday in Kežmark (March 27, 2023) – in cooperation with the Association of Cities and Towns of Slovakia, the State School Inspectorate and the Institute of Roma Studies of the University of Prešov – we organized a round table on the issue of school segregation of Roma pupils. Together with the founders, school directors and teachers, we very openly discussed its various manifestations and forms. But also about what factors cause, maintain and deepen it in schools. We have also named the steps that can lead to its removal by school founders, teachers and the state. We will continue to organize round tables with our partners in the coming months. We look forward to further fruitful discussions and cooperation.
During the weekend (March 31 – April 2), we educated and planned an important anti-prejudice campaign with high school and university students, as well as teachers and social workers, which we would like to launch together this year. We are glad that our first meeting took place in a friendly atmosphere full of great thoughts, ideas and ideas. We are already looking forward to the next meeting.
On April 24, 2023, we had a very important and extremely interesting discussion with school inspectors in Prešov on the topic of the education of Roma students and their discrimination in schools. At the beginning, we also presented the critical findings and opinions of Amnesty International Slovakia, which stirred up the discussion. We also thank Alexandr Mušinek from the Institute of Roma Studies of the University of Prešov in Prešov for his participation. We look forward to further discussions and exchange of experience between the State School Inspection and non-governmental organizations.
On April 25, 2023, we had an introductory conference for our IncluCAMPUS project in Prešov and an extremely lively and interesting discussion with school founders and teachers. We discussed the problems in the education of Roma children and their segregation in schools. In the course of May, we will interpret the conclusions to representatives of the Ministry of Education and we will also reflect them in our seminars, trainings and workshops for teachers. We thank our partners from the Association of Towns and Municipalities of Sloneska (ZMOS), ETP Slovakia and the Institute of Roma Studies of the University of Prešov in Prešov. We also thank the representatives of the Children’s Commissioner’s Office for their participation and involvement in the discussion. We look forward to further discussions, search for solutions and cooperation.