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Develop Key Competences in Social Skills for Roma Women to increase their participation in the service sector


The main aim of the KEYROMA project is to address a problem that is very common among Roma women, namely their lack of integration in the labour market as a consequence of poor education. Partners will find ways to tackle this widespread problem by motivating, encouraging and enabling them to participate in learning.

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  • Improving Roma women’s socio-economic integration through adult education;
  • Contributing to an improvement of the quality of adult learning by providing tailored information applicable to a very specific target group;
  • Increasing Roma women’s participation in learning, as well as their chances on the labour market;
  • Establishing a direct dialogue with the target group and at promoting social cohesion, active citizenship and personal fulfilment of the participating women.

How will we proceed?

 Each partner country will create and implement an innovative and adapted training module at local level, in cooperation with a Local Learning Group (LLG) composed of approximately 20 Roma women. This group of women will be approached and engaged as key actors, involving them in the development, implementation and evaluation of the learning module.


The content of the learning module will be defined by the following outcomes:


  1. An assessment of the competences and skills of the Local Learning Group;

  2. The requirements of the employers in the service sector have for their employees;

  3. The expectations, needs and requests of the women themselves.

Project beneficiaries

  • Roma women;
  • Associations, organisations and other entities working with Roma people;
  • VET providers, teaching staff and no teaching staff, local organisations, associations, public authorities and NGOs sensible to the subject of Roma social and economic inclusion and access to education;
  • Employers of service sector;
  • Organisations working with disadvantage groups (immigrants, people with disabilities, etc.) who want to adapt the KEYROMA methodology in their internal processes.

Project outcomes

  • Survey on Roma women state of the art on their abilities and social skills;
  • Handbook on service sector labour market requirements concerning social and communication competences.
  • Learning module to develop key competences in social skills for Roma women to increase their participation in the service sector.





Project Coordinator:


 Instituto de Formación Integral, S.L.U. (IFI) a Spanish private company specialized in trainings and consultancy services in various fields.

 Country: Spain

 Contact person: Chiara Assirelli Pandolfi


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Asociación de Mujeres Gitanas Españolas Romi Serseni is a Spanish non-profit association specifically targeting Roma women. They carry out projects on social and labour integration and promote tolerance values.

 Country: Spain

 Contact person: Alexandra Martínez


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European Development Agency (EDA) based in Prague, is an EU-wide network of experts in regional development, innovation, education and evaluation.

 Country: Czech Republic

 Contact person: Marie Svitáková


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Intercultural Institute of Timisoara (IIT) is a non-profit Romanian organisation that carries out civic, educational, cultural and research activities, prioritizing inclusion of Roma children in education.

 Country: Romania

 Contact person: Romina Matei


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The Centre for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance (AMALIPE) implements policy oriented initiatives for Roma integration in education, health care, employment and community development in Bulgaria.

Country: Bulgaria

Contact person: Deyan Kolev


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The European Roma Information Office (ERIO) is an international organisation that aims at combating discrimination and intolerance against Roma through advocacy and awareness raising.

 Country: Belgium

 Contact person: Marta Pinto


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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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