Reform Fund Linked to the
Inclusion of Roma and other Vulnerable Groups
Sales Exhibition Sighi?oara

MET project

Economic Opportunities for Multi-ethnic Villages is a project implemented by Mihai Eminescu Trust Foundation and aims at empowering the communities through economic activities. This Activity has ended on 31.08.2017.

Project’s title

Economic Opportunities for Multi-ethnic Villages

Executive agency: Mihai Eminescu Trust Foundation

Partners on Line 2

Mihai Eminescu Trust Foundation

Local Authority of Vânâtori commune

Value of Swiss co-financing: CHF 131,642.71 

Duration: 15.10.2015 - 31.08.2017

Overall Objective: The overall goal of the project is the empowerment of Roma communities to take part in the formal economy.


The economic empowerment of the members of Roma communities in Archita (Mureș County) and Mălâncrav (Sibiu County) to successfully create by the end of the project at least two social economy or individual enterprise structures.

The objectives of the projects are to strengthen community relations, in order to combat discrimination of Roma communities, and increase the sale of locally handcrafted objects produced by Roma craftsmen with at least 500 items, through new Channels.

Projects’ localities

Mureș county: Archita

Sibiu county: Mălâncrav

Brașov county: Viscri

Components: Economic empowerment

Beneficiaries: Roma craftsmen families



Results obtained in 2016

In 2016, 155 persons have participated in the community meetings organised in the community. The EA has organised 15 fairs in which 357 produces were sold, most of them in Sighișoara, in the fortress. Twenty craftsmen from Archita, Mălâncrav and Viscri have created 10 new products. These efforts were undertaken in order to highlight the benefits of formalising small businesses and to encourage more craftsmen to formalise their businesses.


Results obtained in 2017

The project implemented by the Mihai Eminescu Trust Foundation ended in august 2017. In the remaining 8 months before finalisation, the project team has offered support to the craftsmen and to other interested persons to develop family businesses to stimulate the economic development of the locality.


Website of the EA