Promoting the respectful integration of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Kosovo (PROSPECT for RAE)
This project is funded by German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Karl Kübel Stiftung für Kind und Familie (KKS), implemented by Kosovo Foundation for Open Society (KFOS).
Project location and target groups
Target group are seven disadvantaged Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in themunicipality of Prizren, Rahovec, Gjakova and Istog, approx. 530 families and 2.800 people. The mahalla in Rahovec is considered again due to its specially deprived situation of isolation and poverty with the aim to reinforce positive impacts in the child’s education and improve the health status of the population as well as access to health and social services.
Project objectives and expected results
The rights to education and to health not only are fundamental human rights but central strategies to overcome poverty and secure socio economic inclusion. In this context, the project aims to contribute to the implementation of the Strategy and Action Plan for the Integration of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Communities by improving access to education, health and social services for these communities.
Overall objective: To contribute tois the realization of the rights of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians in Kosovo and their respectful integration in the Kosovar society.
Project objective: Seven Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in West Kosovo improve their access to education, health and social services as an important step towards their economic and social participation and social integration.
Planned activities to achieve project objectives and expected results
The project foresees a series of measures and activities in the fields of education and health, which are embedded in the Strategy and Action Plan for the integration of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Kosovo (specifically the sectors of Education and Health as well as the crosscutting sectors of Anti-Discrimination and Gender). They will be carried out, monitored and carried on jointly with the target groups, partner NGOs and relevant stakeholders to ensure their sustainability beyond project termination.
The duration of the project is 42 months, from 01.07.2012 until 31.12.2015