Deadline: 16 November 2011
Open to: Roma NGOs, advocacy organizations and think tanks from Cluj-Napoca, Belgrade, Bucharest, Kosice, Kumanovo, Miskolc, Nis, Ostrava, Pesc, Skopje, Sofija, Vidin
Grant: Up to a maximum of USD 20,000 per city project
The Open Society Roma Initiatives will undertake a monitoring project on Roma in European Cities, and in its first phase will commission background research on the situation of Roma in 12 cities across 7 countries of the Decade of Roma Inclusion (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia).
The research will focus on the situation of Roma in 12 selected major cities across Decade countries with significant Roma populations, looking in particular at the extent to which local policy addresses inclusion and equal opportunities, seeks to include Roma in the policy-making process and how social, economic and political needs and aspirations of Roma communities are addressed. In each selected city, monitoring will focus on the following general areas:
The Roma Initiatives are currently seeking research teams from the 7 countries to carry out Phase 1 of the research:
In Phase 1 in each city the researchers will:
The selected cities are:
Applicants selected to carry out Phase 1 of the project will receive details of Phase 2.
Several requirements must be fulfilled:
The Open Society Roma Initiatives may award grants up to a maximum of USD 20,000 per city project. The duration should not exceed 4 months: the project should commence in January 2012 and complete by April 2012.
Interested organizations should submit a detailed letter of interest in English, providing a profile and history of the organization, its research record, and CVs of the designated researchers, and an accompanying budget.
Applications in English should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 16, 2011.