The project TERNO (Teachers Education for Roma New Opportunities in School) is a project co-financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission (Key Activity 1: Roma Multilateral Projects) which aims to set up and implement special support centres in order to support the Roma children that attend the last classes of the elementary school to complete primary education and pass on to the secondary education.

The general objective of the project is to prevent the early school leaving of the Roma children and support the Roma children to move from the elementary to the secondary education. The project aims to improve the participation/maintanance in school for children with low living standard by overpassing the lack of interest towards traditional learning methods. The specific objective with which the general objective will be achieved is through the training of the teachers (or teaching assistants) that are teaching Roma in order to support the Roma children to complete the elementary education.

The main result that the TERNO project has developed are Centres for the provision of supplementary education for Roma children that are completing the elementary education and are preparing to pass to the secondary education. The organization of these centres was based on a methodology which has included all the important elements in order to help teachers of Roma children to better support children that attend the last classes of the school to complete elementary education and pass to the secondary education.

The consortium of the project is multi-actor, it has a great experience in the field and it has complementary competencies. It is constituted from 6 partners from 5 countries (Greece, Spain, Italy, Hungary and Romania). In the project they participate, 3 Roma Associations, one NGO led by Roma, a Research Institute which is specialized in the education research for the Roma people and an organization specialized in the development of research methodologies and management of LLP projects.

Tab 1 The Project

Tab 2 General Objectives and Activities

Tab 3 Main Results

Tab 4 Partners

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REdHous NET – Romani people and educational and housing policies: key links to share


During the last decade, the improvement of living conditions of EU Roma citizens
has progressively turned into a priority for the EU. In compliance with the request of
the European Commission for the Member States to elaborate National Roma Inclusion
Strategies, national, regional and local authorities have adopted initiatives for
the inclusion of Roma in many areas, two of which are education and housing. The
Redhous NEt project aims to create an EU Network for mutual policy learning and
cooperation in these areas and to raise awareness of decisive actors vis-à-vis the
most successful practices of coordination in these education and housing for Roma
from Eastern EU countries.
The methodology will consist of research mapping and
analysing policy practices and trends. The EU network will
provide mutual policy learning and an interactive webplatform
will be created. The target group of the project
is composed of public institutions (European, national,
regional and local), research boards and civil society
organisations, including Roma associations. A Strategic
Action Plan will be made that will indicate the activities
of the network after the duration of the project.

Coordinator: Dirreccion General de Coordinacion de Politicas Migratorias
Website: | Tel.: +34 955048768
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Source: Roma and Education: Challenges and Opportunities in the European Union

© European Union, 2012


This project is co-funded by the European Commission. This publication reflects the views of the author only and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use of the information contained therein.

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