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  • The Law and Humanities Program (LHP) was launched in 2004 at the initiative and with the financial support of the Open Society Institute and the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future. The initiative aimed to spur the enrollment of Roma in higher education in Eastern Europe and develop a regional network of Roma intellectual elite who would actively advocate for positive change on the behalf of the Roma population. The Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future – one of the program’s two main donors – develops capacity among the descendants of minority groups persecuted under National Socialism, while the Roma Education Fund contributes to this ongoing effort to close the gap in educational outcomes between Roma and non-Roma. LHP has been co-financed by the Roma Education Fund and the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future since 2007. The Roma Education Fund Scholarship Program implements the program in collaboration with national partners in Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.

  • Programul de Drept şi Ştiinţe Umaniste (LHP) a fost lansat în anul 2004 la iniţiativa şi cu suportul financiar al Institutului pentru o Societate Deschisă şi Fundaţia Comemorare, Responsabilitate şi Viitor. Iniţiativa avea drept scop stimularea înmatricularea Romilor în învăţămîntul superior din Europa de Est şi dezvoltarea unei reţele regionale de elită intelectuală romă care va pleda în mod activ pentru schimbările pozitive în numele populaţiei Rome. Fundaţia Comemorare, Responsabilitate şi Viitor – unul din cei doi donatori principali ai programului – dezvoltă o capacitate între urmaşii grupurilor minoritare persecutate sub regimul Socialismului Naţional, în timp ce Fondul de Educaţie pentru Romi contribuie la efortul continuu de a micşora decalajul în rezultatele educaţionale dintre romi şi neromi. LHP a fost cofinanţat de Fondul de Educaţie pentru Romi şi de Fundaţia Comemorare, Responsabilitate şi Viitor încă din anul 2007. Programul de Burse al Fondului de Educaţie pentru Romi implementează programul în colaborare cu parteneri naţionali din Moldova, Rusia şi Ucraina.

  • Программа по юриспруденции и гуманитарным наукам была создана в 2004 году по инициативе и при финансовой поддержке института «Открытое общество» и фонда Память, ответственность и будущее. Инициатива была направлена на то, чтобы дать возможность большему количеству студентов-цыган из Восточной Европы получить высшее образование и стать интеллектуальной элитой, которая сможет выступать за позитивные изменения от лица цыганского народа. Фонд Память, ответственность и будущее – один из основных доноров программы – оказывает помощь потомкам жертв национал-социализма, а Ромский образовательный фонд стремится сократить разрыв в уровне образования цыган и не-цыган. С 2007 года Программа по юриспруденции и гуманитарным наукам софинансируется Ромским образовательным фондом и фондом Память, ответственность и будущее. Ромский образовательный фонд реализует программу при сотрудничестве с региональными организациями в Молдове, России и Украине.

  • Програма “Право та гуманітарні дисципліни” (LHP) була заснована у 2004 році за ініціативи та фінансової підтримки Інституту відкритого суспільства та Фонду “Пам’ять, відповідальність і майбутнє”. Ця ініціативи була спрямована на сприяння навчанню ромів у вищих навчальних закладах у Східній Європі та розбудову регіональної мережі ромської інтелектуальної еліти, яка активно адвокатуватиме позитивні зміни для ромських громад. Фонд “Пам’ять, відповідальність і майбутнє” - один з двох основних донорів програми - розвиває спроможність нащадків груп меншин, які переслідувалися за часів націонал-соціалістичного режиму, а Ромський освітній фонд допомагає в цій роботі заповнити прогалину між освітніми досягненнями ромів і не-ромів. LHP спів-фінансувалася Ромським освітнім фондом і Фондом “Пам’ять, відповідальність і майбутнє” з 2007 року. Стипендіальна програма Ромського освітнього фонду реалізує цю програму у співпраці з національними партнерами в Молдові, Росії та Україні.

  • The Roma Education Fund's 2015 brochure profiles the organization, highlighting REF's achievement, how REF develops intervention models for inclusive education, elaborates the types of REF support and also contains a short feature on Roma and education in Europe.

  • The Roma Education Fund's Business Plan for 2015-2020 was developed by REF's senior managers last year. Approved in November 2014 by REF's Board, the REF five-year business plan includes a clear financing and funding strategy to support REF’s four core priorities and five models for the 2015-2020 planning period. The business plan also includes a multi-dimensional heat-map analysis of the situation in each of the countries, complemented by a three-scenario (conservative, realistic, optimistic) analysis to identify the development potential of REF’s key programs. These scenarios define the costs and funding needs for the planning period. REF intends to deliver on its objectives, and towards this end to continue to increase support from its donors and to diversify its funding base.

  • The Roma Education Fund's Strategy Paper for 2015-2020 was developed by REF's senior managers last year. Approved in November 2014 by REF's Board, this document will shape and guide how REF focuses on its mission in the next operational period, 2015-2020, with its commensurate mid- and long-term goals and the strategic directions for achieving them. The Strategy Paper illuminates how REF intends to embed effective models for inclusive Roma education through strong partnerships with national and sub-national education authorities and with substantive Roma participation. This requires intense communication throughout the process of adjusting REF's five grant models to national and local contexts. This move from proposal-based to model-based program design and funding is a clear sign of REF’s increased accountability and ownership of the projects and their results, and will increase the capacity to expand and enhance these models.

  • The Public Education Act, under paragraph (§ 27 (5) of Art.Z), would authorize the government to determine in a decree, the waivers which could be applied to permit segregation in education. If the proposed amendments would be voted and adopted without public consultation, the Government and the Minister will have the tools in their hands to legalize segregated remedial education. The legalization of segregated education violates the dignity of the whole of Hungarian society and makes it impossible for all of our children to live together as equal citizens in Hungary.

  • There are between 10 million and 12 million Roma living in the European Union, candidate countries and potential candidate countries in the Western Balkans. Roma living in the European Union are EU citizens and have the same rights as all other citizens. A significant number of Roma live in extreme marginalisation in both rural and urban areas, and in very poor social-economic conditions. They are disproportionally affected by discrimination, violence, unemployment, poverty, bad housing and poor health standards.

  • These written comments are submitted by the International Step by Step Association in close collaboration with the Roma Education Fund and the European Early Childhood Education Research
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