• Bucharest - Romania 10 April 2006

    PHARE 2004 project Access to Education for Disadvantaged Groups  in Romania

    The purpose of the meeting is to share the plans of the project team on the Roma education component of the PHARE 2004 project Access to Education for Disadvataged Groups with important stakeholders. We would also receive your comments and advice in developing and implementing the component. The project short term expert for Roma issues Ms Miranda Vuolasranta will attend the meeting.

    Mika Kuitunen

  • The tasks of the “Decade of Roma Inclusion”

    April 28th, 2006  Maritim Hotel “Alte Reithalle” Stuttgart  Germany

    Theodor-Heuss-Foundation Germany

    The 41st awards ceremony of the Theodor-Heuss-Prize will take place under the motto “Poverty and exclusion in Europe – Roma as an example”.
    The former Worldbank president, James D. Wolfensohn, will be awarded with the 2006 Theodor-Heuss-Prize for his commitment, initiatives and actions against the social exclusion of Roma.

  • From Segregation to Integrated Schooling A major European challenge for achieving Equality in Education

    Brussels Boulevard Hotel 28-29 April

    ENAR in partnership with  ERIO
    Supported by European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and REF.

  • The REF Board met in Budapest on March 1 and 2, 2006. All the Board members were present. The Board session was chaired by Costel Bercus. The Board approved 12 projects committing an additional Euro 2,100,000.

  • The Board of Directors of the Roma Education Fund has met in Budapest to review progress in setting up the Fund’s Program Office, identifying the first projects that the Fund may finance, and to evaluate the 2005 work program presented by the Director.

    A number of important decisions have been made by the Board, which will make it possible for REF now to undertake the actions necessary for evaluating. Approving and funding education projects. The decisions include:

  • REF staff began to coordinate its work with the National Coordinators of the International Steering Committee of the Decade of Roma Inclusion. After the most recent meeting of the Steering Committee in Prague, a number of countries were visited,

  • The REF Board met for the first time in its new Budapest office on September 9, 2005 to review the first cohort of its education projects, progress in establishing the organization, and the 2005 work program.  Four education projects were approved subject to satisfactory arrangements that need to be worked out with the project implementing organizations and some of the governments involved.  Once all pending details are settled, all REF projects will be listed on our website.

  • The Roma Education Fund has opened its operational office in Budapest, Hungary on September 1, 2005.

    It can be reached at the following address and telephone numbers:

    1056 Budapest Váci utca 63. II. 1.
    Phone number:  235-8030
    Fax number:  235-8031

  • The REF Board met on October 18, 2005 to review the second cohort of proposed education projects. Seventeen projects were reviewed, of which ten were approved, four rejected and three deferred. A list of the approved projects (September and October) .

  • On Wednesday, February 22, the launch of the Roma Education Fund took place at the University of Bucharest in presence of Marko Bela, Romania Vice Prime Minister and the major representatives of the Roma civil society organizations.