EDUSOC, o.z. is proud to be a partner on the Erasmus+ project, Roma Student Support and Talent Development Programme, pursued in a consortium with the Comenius University and Mathias Corvinus Collegium.
The pilot project aims to create linkages between universities and Roma communities to support access to quality education for disadvantaged youth in Hungary and Slovakia, via a support scheme for a selected group of Roma pupils to successfully complete highschool and progress to university. In addition, the project envisages bringing together relevant stakeholders from the public and private sector to seek measures for addressing the problem of access to quality school education in Central Europe.
In the span of the project, a selected group of Roma pupils in the last two years of highschool will receive tutoring support in relevant subjects for successful completion of highschool by current university students, in addition to mentoring support; as well as an international tour to visit universities. Furthermore, two international symposia will bring together stakeholders and experts to discuss the topic of access to quality education for disadvantaged youth in Slovakia and Hungary.
As a result of creation of the missing linkages, the key outcomes will be a successful completion of highschool and progression to the university by the selected group of Roma highschool students from the two countries, and delivery of relevant guidelines and policy recommendations on the suitable support measures in the area of access to quality school education for disadvantaged youth in Slovakia and Hungary.