In the first weeks of July, in Rome, it held the first part of the training of the European project VET4ROMA. 30 mediators who work with Roma communities in the city of Rome, particpated to the training organized by Arci Solidarietà.
The training topics are the active listen and good communication, the intercultural mediation and the mediation with the Roma communities.
In particular, Italy focuses the training on the current situation about Roma camps and above all on the Schooling Project for Roma children and adolescents, in which the organization has been working for 20 years and in which project work the mayority of social workers trained.
The Work in Progress NGO will organize an intercultural mediators’ training in Novi Sad in June and July 2015. It is a part of the international VET4 Mediation with Roma project implemented in Spain, Belgium, Italy, Romania and Serbia with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission and in partnership with the Provincial Protector of Citizens – Ombudsman, the Roma Inclusion Office of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and the PGF Instrument (Project generation facility, Making the Most of EU Fund for Roma) of the Open Society Foundation that has co-financed the project.
The aim of this project is strengthening mediation and capacity building of mediators, contributing to empowerment of Roma women and men and their certfication in mediation in order to facilitate engagement of intercultural mediators in local communities, particularly those with a significant proportion of Roma. Continue reading
The first step to develop the Roma Mediators’ Training was the organization of pilot test in el Prat de Llobregat the 11th and 12th of May. The City Council of El Prat de Llobregat offered support to the event and explained the Roma mediation process that the city council has already developed in San Cosme’s Neighbourhood for 25 years. Continue reading
A public event in Timisoara (Romania) was celebrated the past 21st of April. The meeting was dedicated to discuss and reflect on mediation in the field of education and the role of school mediators. During the meeting, Mediation4Roma consortium reminded the importance of VET certification in Europe, emphasizing the importance to look for the support of national certification centers during the implementation of the training.