Published in 2016

Roma Empowerment and Support for Inclusion – Case study Belfast, Northern Ireland



The case study of  the Roma Community Outreach (RCO) project in Belfast, Northern Ireland  features the potential of small scale community based interventions and the need to have strong anti-discrimination, social justice and peace-building components when working on Roma inclusion.

The Roma Community Outreach (RCO) project in Belfast, Northern Ireland was implemented by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, Mediation Northern Ireland and South Belfast Roundtable. The project was aimed at empowering Roma parents and grandparents with young children (birth to age 5) through programmes aimed to increase their parenting skills and employability. The project was guided by a slogan “Nothing about us, without us” and promoted Roma leadership and participation in many different capacities, with a strong emancipation component for the Roma community through professional development opportunities. This case study features the potential of small scale community-based interventions and the need to have strong anti-discrimination, social justice and peace-building components when working on Roma inclusion.

 

The case study is available in English.