Roma Empowerment and Support for Inclusion – Case study Ghent, Belgium
The project aimed to support children from the age of 2 ½ years until the age of 12 in exercising their right to quality education by supporting their parents, improving communication between schools and parents, supporting school teams and building networks in the neighborhood. It was implemented by City of Ghent with financial support from the Bernard van Leer Foundation. Through the project, approximately 250 Roma children and their families were reached in 4 schools.
Under the Capacity building of Roma supporting partners project, carried out by ISSA in partnership with Bernard van Leer Foundation (in 2014-2016), three case studies on Roma Empowerment and Support for Inclusion were developed. This is one of the three case studies developed after the projects in Italy, Belgium and the UK/Northern Ireland. A “Synthesis report of the Case Studies in Ghent, Belfast and Rome – Policy Recommendation” is available here.