Project updates

WS0 – Management, Coordination and Evaluation

Final Project Evaluation Report (EN) (BG) (IT) (SI)

WS1 – Sociological Research »Early Marriage: Culture or Abuse?«

The present survey report, carried out among different Roma groups/communities in Bulgaria, Italy and Slovenia, is aiming at identifying the attitude of different Roma groups, participating in the survey, towards early marriage issue. The responses on mainly closed-questions reveal how Roma accepts this phenomena nowadays, is there any change in sight regarding early cohabitations and consequently early parenthood, how important is education as well as employment and much more.

“Early marriage – Culture or Abuse?” – Research Analysis Report (EN(BG) (IT) (SI)

Research Analysis Report Follow-up (EN) (BG(IT(SI)

WS2 – Training on Mediation and »door to door« visits

A programme and teaching materials for the basic training in the area of mediation in a multicultural community, with an emphasis on the Roma community, contains a wide variety of information to help the participants of the training to (better) understand and manage a particular conflict situation. The training is intended for representatives of public institutions and organizations (education, social care, medical care and counselling, representatives of local authorities and police) as well as for Roma representatives.

Programme: Training in the area of mediation in a multicultural community (EN) (BG) (IT) (SI)

Teaching Material: Training in the area of mediation in a multicultural community (EN) (BG) (IT) (SI)

WS3 – Prevention programs for schoolchildren

Prevention programs for schoolchildren (EN) (BG) (IT) (SI)

As a teaching and learning support for the implementations of the prevention programs two teaching tools were developed, a set of playing cards and a video cartoon.
Playing cards
The set of playing cards contains 35 cards; 5 cards with coloured backgrounds (yellow, red, green, blue and grey) represent five basic topics of the program: emotional education, cultural diversities, resolution of conflicts, knowledge on minority cultures and recognition of violence. Six accompanying cards support each basic topic.

L_Emotions     L_Culture     L_Conflicts     L_EM     L_Violence

From the broad variety on how the cards can be used only a few suggestion can be found below.
Instructions for use (EN) (BG) (IT) (SI)

Video cartoon
The 5 cartoons, covering each of the cover topic of the prevention program, were developed according to the contents of each topic (emotional education, cultural diversities, resolution of conflicts, knowledge on minority cultures and recognition of violence).

L_Emotions     L_Culture     L_Conflicts     L_EM     L_Violence

WS4 – Project Promotion and Dissemination

gidelines_en_naslovnicaThe present publication contains documents developed and implemented within the project “Early Marriage – Culture or Abuse?” (JUST/2013/DAP/AG/5556). It presents survey results on Roma attitude towards early marriage issue and tested recommendations on preventing early marriages. The variety of useful documents and tools developed and implemented within the project provide a valuable example and guidelines on how to approach, address and tackle the issue of early marriages in Roma communities.

“Early Marriage – Culture or Abuse?” – Guidelines (EN) (BG) (IT) (SI)