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Call for Applications
REYN Study Visit

Thematic focus: Working with the most disadvantaged and marginalized Romani communities – empowering parents and enhancing their parental skills and knowledge

Host Organization: ŠKOLA DOKORÁN n.o. – Wide Open School non-profit organization
Location: Ziar nad Hronom, Slovakia

Dear Romani Early Years Network member,
The opportunities for professional development in REYN continue this year too!
We are pleased to announce that during April 7th to April 11th, in partnership with ŠKOLA DOKORÁN n.o. (Wide Open School non-profit organization), and with support from the Open Society Foundations, ISSA will be organizing a REYN Study Visit to Žiar nad Hronom in Slovakia, as part of our capacity building program. The theme of the study visit will be “Working with the most disadvantaged and marginalized Romani communities – empowering parents and enhancing their parental skills and knowledge”. For more information about the study visit, please see the documents attached to this announcement with a description of the programme of activities.

All expenses for the meals, travel and accommodation will be covered by ISSA.
If you are a REYN member working as a practitioner in early childhood development services, primary health care, early years education and care provision, community-work, social work or advocacy/rights programmes, with or in Romani communities, and are interested in learning more about how community projects, home visiting practices and educational parenting programs can be developed and realized, please complete the attached Application Form and return no later than February 26th (close of business time) to Zorica Trikic, Coordinator of REYN, at:
Please note that applications submitted after the deadline cannot be accepted. Only applications from REYN members will be considered; if you are not yet a member do make sure to register by sending an email to before sending your application.
Note that the study visit will be organized and conducted in two languages English and Slovak. There will be translation into English when necessary.
All applications will be reviewed by the REYN Advisory Group and the ISSA management team by March 4th and, based on the information provided in the applications, 10 candidates will be selected to participate in the study visit. Successful candidates will be informed by email on March 5th. If you have not heard from us by March 6th, please assume that on this occasion you have not been successful with your application, but we hope you will consider applying again, and hopefully next time you will be selected.
We look forward to receiving your application and to providing you with an inspiring and exciting professional experience!
Zorica Trikic
ISSA Senior Program Manager and REYN Coordinator
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