Kick-off EoM – Solidar and inclusive communities for immigrants in Romania project

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June 09, 2021, Bucharest

Press release

Eyes on Migrants (EoM) – Solidar and inclusive communities for immigrants in Romania project: a contribution to the deconstruction prejudices about immigration

The Ecumenical Association of Churches in Romania AIDRom, together with the Novapolis Association – Center for Analysis and Initiatives for Development, the Prefect’s Institution of Caraş-Severin County and the Prefect’s Institution of Timiș County announce the beginning of the project Eyes on Migrants (EoM) – Solidar and inclusive communities for immigrants in Romania.

colaj 1The opening of the Eyes on Migrants (EoM) – Solidar and inclusive communities for immigrants in Romania project brought together the main actors active in the field of migration and integration of foreigners in Romania, namely representatives of public authorities and institutions, the non-governmental sector and academia, as well as members of migrant communities, refugees and intercultural mediators in our country.

During the event, they had a series of discussions and debates on the project and its activities, on the involvement of local authorities and the public discourse on migration and integration in Romanian communities and cities. At the same time, the opening conference of the project facilitated the participation of migrants and refugees from Romania who shared their experiences of integration and talked about the communities they belong to.

colaj 2The project Eyes on Migrants (EoM) – Solidar and inclusive communities for immigrants in Romania is implemented by the Ecumenical Association of Churches from Romania – AIDRom in partnership with the Novapolis Association – Center for Analysis and Initiatives for Development, the Prefect’s Institution of Caraş-Severin County and the Prefect’s Institution of Timiș County, under the Active Citizens Fund Romania, with the financial support of the Active Citizens Fund Romania, programme funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants 2014-2021.

The aim of the project is to promote active, multidimensional and multi-sectoral involvement and an attitude of acceptance, solidarity and tolerance in the protection of human rights and equal treatment of immigrants, especially asylum seekers and refugees, by working together at local level, as well as through information and awareness campaigns on immigration among children and young people in schools and in communities with significant number of migrants.

The project will contribute to the deconstruction of stereotypes and prejudices about immigration and to the improvement of the integration process of migrants and refugees in Romania.
The duration of the project is 24 months and it is implemented between April 2021 – March 2023. The estimated total eligible cost of the project is 205,720 euros.

For further information, please contact Ms. Alexe Narcisa, Communication and event organization expert, Novapolis Association 0766.304.610, asociatianovapolis@gmail.com or Ms. Poenaru Laura-Andreea, AIDRom, Communication and event organization expert, tel . 0741.630.518, e-mail laura.poenaru@aidrom.ro.

About the Active Citizens Fund Romania Program

The Active Citizens Fund Romania programme is funded through the EEA Grants 2014-2021. The overall objective of the Grants is to reduce economic and social disparities, and to strengthen bilateral relations between 15 beneficiary countries and the Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). The programme is administered by a consortium composed of Civil Society Development Foundation, Romanian Environmental Partnership Foundation, Resource Center for Roma Communities, PACT Foundation and Frivillighet Norge, acting as Fund Operator designated by FMO – Financial Mechanism Office of the EEA and Norway Grants. The objectives of the Active Citizens Fund Romania are to strengthen civil society and active citizenship and to empower vulnerable groups. With a total allocation of 46,000,000 euro, the programme pursues a long-term development of the civil society sector sustainability and capacity, stepping up its role in promoting democratic participation, active citizenship and human rights, while strengthening bilateral relations with organizations from the Donor States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. For more information about the Active Citizens Fund in Romania, please go to www.activecitizensfund.ro. For more information about the EEA and Norway Grants, go to www.eeagrants.org.

About the promoter and partners

The Ecumenical Association of Churches in Romania AIDRom has the mission to promote social justice and human rights, to provide humanitarian aid – material and spiritual – to groups of people in need, vulnerable groups, refugees and asylum seekers.

The Novapolis Association – Center for Analysis and Development Initiatives aims to contribute to a democratic, inclusive and diverse society that is economically and socially balanced, capable to respond to everyone’s needs. Its mission is to uphold and promote democratic values, models and interventions for the development of a society based on freedom, responsibility and respect.

The Prefect’s Institution of Caraş-Severin County operates according to Law no. 340/2004 on the prefect and the institution of the prefect updated and republished in OJ 658/2004, chapter III, the attributions of the prefect and GD no. 460/2006 for the application of some provisions of Law no. 340/2004, with subsequent amendments, published in OJ 363/2006.

The Prefect’s Institution of Timiș County operates according to Law no. 340/2004 on the prefect and the institution of the prefect updated and republished in OJ 658/2004, chapter III, the attributions of the prefect and GD no. 460/2006 for the application of some provisions of Law no. 340/2004, with subsequent amendments, published in OJ 363/2006.

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