Reform Fund Linked to the
Inclusion of Roma and other Vulnerable Groups
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.
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.
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