Roma Program

Goal:

is to support NGOs and activists in involving representatives of the Roma community in social processes and combating discrimination

Advocacy and support of effective state policy on Roma

Monitoring the implementation of the Strategy and Action Plan on the protection and integration into Ukrainian society of the Roman minority, developing recommendations on their implementation. Advocacy of Ukraine joining the Decade of Roma Inclusion international initiative.

Legal protection for Roma

Timely and professional free legal aid for representatives of the Roma community. Countering xenophobia and discrimination of Roma. Supporting efforts by NGOs to simplify the process of obtaining identification documents.

Youth leadership

Involving Roma youth in decision-making and the formulation of state policy on Roman by developing a platform of youth human rights activists for Roman Education Fund scholarship recipients. Organizing schools on youth leadership and human rights, internships with leading think tanks and human rights organizations in Ukraine.

Roma Education Fund scholarships

Coordinating Roma Education Fund scholarships for Roma to study in higher educational institutions in Ukraine.

Roma health and social mediators

Improving Roma access to guaranteed public healthcare, promoting positive (non-discriminatory) treatment at healthcare facilities. Assisting with registration for identification documents and certificates, providing advice on other important issues. Promoting the model of Roma health mediators on the state and regional levels.

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Team

Sergiy Ponomaryov

Roma Program Director

Viktoria Stokratyuk

Roma Program Manager

Viola Popenko

Roma Education Fund Scholarship Program Coordinator

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Public Health

Goal:

is to promote the development of a cost-effective and non-discriminatory healthcare system, transparent and rational spending of public funds, ensure equal access to essential medicines and proper treatment, including vulnerable groups

Democratic Practice

Goal:

is to create effective tools to combat corruption and increase government accountability

European Program

Goal:

is to support Ukraine’s European integration as a means of implementing effective pro-European reforms on democratization, human rights, good governance, and the rule of law

Human Rights and Justice

Goal:

is to prevent human rights violations, promote effective anti-discrimination legislation and practices, and ensure disadvantaged and vulnerable groups have access to justice and legal aid

Roma Program

Goal:

is to support NGOs and activists in involving representatives of the Roma community in social processes and combating discrimination

Social Capital

Goal:

Strengthening of organizational and advocacy competence of local civic initiatives that emerged during protests in 2013-2014 and creating conditions for civic dialogue, understanding and reconciliation in Ukraine

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Support of think tanks

Goal:

It seeks to contribute to Ukraine’s transformation into a successful, inclusive and accountable European democracy by creating conditions for independent public policy institutions to grow organizationally, strengthening the voice of independent think tanks in the policy process, making their output relevant for key stakeholder groups in the Ukrainian society, and enabling them to make a stronger impact on policy-making. The theory of change behind theTTDI is to improve the quality and practice of public policy-making in Ukraine by enhancing the role, institutional and policy capacity, credibility, visibility and collaborations of Ukrainian think tanks in the policy process. The outcome objective is improved quality and practice of public policy making in Ukraine that involves civil society participation.

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