Financing programme: the Program “Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Increasing Roma Inclusion”, EEA and Norwegian Grants 2014-2021, the call for projects “Increasing Roma Inclusion and Empowerment”

Implementation period:  01.01.2022–31.12.2023

Total budget: 4.414.864,62 Lei of which 3,752,634.93 RON is EEA and Norwegian Grants and 662,229.69 RON is public co-financing.

Budget of the Association: 1.760.937,76 Lei

Lead partner: Tăşnad Territorial Administrative Unit


  • Satu Mare County Intercommunity Development Association
  • Red Cross – Satu Mare Branch


The main objective of the project:

The project aims to increase the inclusion and empowerment of Roma in Satu Mare County, by providing integrated services for 1300 people from vulnerable families (including 1250 Roma) and by increasing the capacity of local public authorities in 10 Satu Mare communities to act effectively for their social inclusion.

The specific objective of the project:

The beneficiaries of the project are 1300 people from vulnerable families (including 1250 Roma) from Tășnad (Sărăuad and Cervechi neighborhoods), Ardud town (Roma neighborhood), as well as from 8 villages in Satu Mare county: Stîna ( Socond commune), Pelișor (Lazuri commune), Hrip (Păulești commune), Irina (Andrid commune), Cidreag (Porumbești commune), Atea (Dorolț commune), Santău (Santău commune), Turulung (Turulung commune).

Main results of the project: 

  • the provision of complementary and adapted educational services, at the level of 10 Satu Mare localities, for at least 680 children, mostly of Roma ethnicity, in situations of vulnerability (young people and children), through non-formal means, non-formal activities, a remedial education program for 80 vulnerable Hrip students and empowerment activities for at least 100 young Roma mothers;
  • facilitating access to employment for 620 inactive young Roma from 10 communities in Satu Mare, raising awareness of equal opportunities in the labor market, acquiring the information, skills, and means necessary to access a job, and meditating on the labor market for at least 100 of the young people;
  • providing health services for 680 vulnerable children and 620 people in vulnerable situations, mostly Roma, by creating a first aid service in 10 target communities, by promoting and facilitating compliance with basic hygiene rules (on norms of health and personal and collective hygiene, disease prevention, first aid, nutrition, contraception) and investments in 10 communal bathrooms, during the implementation of the project.
  • increasing the local capacities in 10 multiethnic communities in Satu Mare to manage the problems faced by the Roma, by training 15 health mediators and 15 community facilitators to work with the Roma communities during the 8 months of project implementation.