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Sustainable Space for Participation and Engagement

Sustainable Space for Participation and Engagement is a project the Mother Centers International Network for Empowerment does in collaboration with INTEGRO ASSOCIATION BULGARIA.
We are working together to spread the Mother Center movement further in the Danube region. At first, we will be studying existing Roma Mother Centers as well as those that disappeared in order to formulate adaptations to the Mother Center model. Those recommendations will be implemented through different activities in Bulgaria, Serbia Kosovo and in Germany. Our goal is to revitalise the Mother Centers in Bulgaria, support the cooperation and networking between the Roma movement and the Mother Center movement and to provide support in the start-up of Mother Centers in Serbia.
Mainly, we will be working with local Roma activists and their partners in order to establish good relationships from the beginning. They will get training and support for making an action plan and for their work. They will also get a working budget to organise activities and start their own center.
During the process we reflect on our collaboration in order to extract lessons learned. We want to consolidate the partnership to enhance sustainability. In the end we want to establish three functioning Mother Centers in Bulgaria and re-establish the connection with key partners in Serbia by the end of the project, in the summer of 2016.