|Grant Number||SK_X 2007_54|
|Organization||Milan Šimečka Foundation|
|Project Name||Developing Independent Roma Public Policy Capacities in Slovakia|
|Amount Awarded||USD 60,000.00|
|Grant Period||April 01, 2008 - September 01, 2009|
Overall goal of the program is to increase quality of Roma public policy in Slovakia. The project aims to: raise awareness and visibility of Roma issues, increase pressure on national and local governments, engage new actors in public policy making by trainings and providing access to decision makers, implement various participatory forms at all levels, empower Romani communities and local Romani and pro-Romani NGOs, develop independent think-tank and watch-dog organizations. This project is continuation of already existing program and will allow increasing its effectiveness through the capacity building of the Foundation, which will improve sustainability of the project in the future.