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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Desegregation and Action for Roma in Education Network (DARE NET)

The causes and effects of school segregation are often similar in European partner
countries, thus necessitating a sustainable and common response to achieve effective
results. The DARE NET project seeks to address segregation of Roma children in
schools across different European countries in this regard, whilst developing an
International Roma Civil Society Network for the dissemination of best-practices and
successful educational initiatives (policy, non-governmental initiatives, court jurisprudence).
Mediation is now recognised as a very powerful, yet modest instrument
for restoring dialogue and mutual trust between estranged communities in the field
of education. The network will train 100 school mediators to raise awareness
amongst Roma families and school communities about the importance of desegregation
and to conduct preventive measures to eradicate it. With the identification and
documentation of best practices and successful educational initiatives, a guide for
monitoring the situation of segregation will help local and national organisations to
review segregation issues and contribute to their solution.

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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