RoMigSc – 2016 – 2709 / 001 – 001
Project Title: Inclusion of Roma and Migrants in Schools: Trainings, Open Discussions and Youth Volunteering Activities (RoMigSc)
Project Number: 580228-EPP-1-2016-1-SI-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN
Agreement Number: 2016 – 2709 / 001 – 001
Programme: Erasmus, KA3
Key Action: Social inclusion through education, training and youth
Education is crucial for successful integration. Although diversity is an opportunity to make schools more inclusive, creative and open-minded, inequality in education is the highest among Roma and migrant children. Migrant and Roma often face discrimination and xenophobia. For instance, the educational achievements of these groups are in general poorer, they are more likely to drop out from compulsory education, leading to higher risks of social marginalization, to a failure to integrate, and, ultimately, to poverty, which has long-term adverse effects on the social development and economic growth of the host country. The main aim of this project is thus to support better integration of Roma and migrant children in education through various activities.
The engagement of youth in volunteering is also fostered in the project. Volunteering plays a significant role in the youth's social inclusion. It allows them to engage as citizens, as well as to gain experience, which can enhance their employment opportunities. However, volunteering needs to be recognized as a form of non-formal learning.