Support to Roma Population

Details of the organization
Public library “Fran Galović” in Koprivnica

Information about the project
Support to Roma Population
The Roma
Our library programme the Support to Roma Population contributes to social inclusion, building tolerance and tearing down prejudice of Roma population, as well as supporting better quality life chances to Roma children through formal and informal ways of education, including online education, thus helping them to better integrate in the life of local community and society in general. There are two parts of our activities: for Roma children and youth as well as in-service training program that enables local professionals to network with the Roma associations and local authorities. This project has started with the basic computer and information literacy training for all library users, including groups of Roma elementary school students and Roma young adults without elementary school attending local Open university. The training has been organizing and implemented by our reference librarians in partnership with the county Roma people association “Step by step” and the local Open university. Library’s and the Open University’s premises and PC-s have been used. The topics of basic computer and information literacy training are: introduction in using computer programmes, emailing, Internet retrieving, introduction in library catalogues and online library services.
Local implementation: Croatia, Koprivnica-Krizevci County
Ongoing from 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017
Roma associations Korak po korak / Step by step, and Bolja buducnost / Better future, Primary schools in city of Koprivnica and Koprivnica-Krizevci County, Open university in Koprivnica, Employment Centre, Centre for Social Care, County and City Authorities, REYN Croatia, Open university Korak po korak / Step by Step in Zagreb

WSIS information
* Capacity building
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Programme
  • Training initiative