Thematic Fund "Inclusion of Roma and other vulnerable groups"

Progetto concluso
Roma children in Romania
Switzerland supports the improvement of the living conditions of Roma and other vulnerable gorups in Romania. © Caritas Caritas

The Thematic Fund "Inclusion of Roma and other Vulnerable Groups" shall contribute to improve the living conditions of Roma and other vulnerable minorities in a number of communities as well as contribute to the empowerment and awareness building in order to foster the social inclusion of the same groups.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Rafforzare la sicurezza sociale
Favorire la crescita economica e migliorare le condizioni di lavoro
Prestazioni sociali
01.03.2012 - 30.11.2019
CHF 13'840'400

The Roma community is the largest minority in Romania and is characterised primarily by the situation of social exclusion and wide ranging poverty experienced by a significant proportion of its members. Inadequate access to housing, education, health, employment along with the existence of cultural barriers are the main difficulties that the Roma community is facing. One can say that the Roma community is historically disadvantaged and discriminated.


The objective of the Thematic Fund „Inclusion of Roma and other Vulnerable Groups“ is to promote social inclusion and participation in socio-economic life of vulnerable minorities namely of the Roma community. In accordance with the Framework Agreement, priority shall be given to the improvement of living conditions, particularly in the education and health field and in empowerment and awareness building measures.

Gruppi target

Vulnerable communities with large percentage of Roma population or other minorities


The activities shall be bundled into 3-4 projects under the part "Improvement of Living Conditions", submitted by Romanian-Swiss consortiums (NGOs). Priority shall be given to education for children as well as to health for children and women. Under the part "Empowerment and Awareness Building", priority will be given to strengthening Roma and other minorities' cultural identity and integration and enhancing their participation in decision making.


Risultati raggiunti:  

  • Three programmes contracted and under implementation aiming at improving the life conditions of Roma and other vulnerable groups
  • Two projects generating economic activities and entrepreneurship within communities with a large number of Roma are under implementation
  • The sustainably, quality of education and health have been improved in 153 vulnerable communities from 12 counties from South, North-West and Central Regions of Romania
  • Approximately 27.500 direct beneficiaries

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Contributo svizzero all'allargamento dell'UE
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
ONG internazionale o straniera
Economia privata
Organizzazione svizzera senza scopo di lucro
  • Caritas Svizzera
  • Aiuto delle Chiese evangeliche Svizzere
  • Altra organizzazione svizzera non profit
  • Settore privato straniero Nord
  • Terre des Hommes Lausanne

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   13'840'400 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   13'497'903
Fasi del progetto

Fase 1 01.03.2012 - 30.11.2019   (Completed)