The current call for proposals aims to involve 90 diverse NGOs from 27 EU member states for active participation in capacity building activities and in monitoring the implementation of the national Roma integration strategies (NRIS) in the next two to three years.
There are large differences among member states regarding the size of Roma communities and the challenges of Roma inclusion. In line with these differences, for the purpose of the pilot project, member states are grouped in four clusters. Several activities of the project, including selection of NGOs, will be differentiated according to these clusters. Therefore, for each cluster of countries, a specific version of the call for proposals and the proposal form has been prepared. The description of the project includes information that are essential also for understanding the call for proposals.
Cluster 1: Member states with the largest Roma communities and facing the most acute challenges: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia.