The project EDUCAROM from the Romani Association of Women Drom Kotar Mestipen was awarded by the European Commission with the Golden Grundtvig Award in 2009. The association developed, together with its partner organisations, a comprehensive teaching kit for adult learners with “Europe” as its topics. The kit is addressed to adult learners in the context of literacy programmes. It incorporated Roma in the conception of the material and includes a module on Roma history and culture, whereas the kit is aimed at both Roma and non-Roma students. EDUCAROM is highly innovative in the way that it prepares adult training centres for the specific challenge of Roma learners and promotes the learning of the Roma language in Spain at the same time.
The Roma Association of Women Drom Kotar Mestipen is a non-profit organisation created in 1999 by Roma and non-Roma women from various horizons, to tackle social exclusion of Roma women. Mainly active in Catalonia (Spain), the organisation combats gender discrimination and racial, social, political and economic exclusion of those women through monitoring courses, cultural exchange groups, congresses, etc.
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