Activities within WP 1 – MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION
Activities within the work package 1 began on 27th February 2015. We have organized and carried out the first meeting of project partners (kick-off meeting) and the first working meeting of the project teams. Partners had a number of bilateral meetings in order to coordinate joint activities. The lead partner has provided assistance in developing project teams in partner’s organizations and helped with the beginning of work on the project. Lead partner has produced a detailed operational work plan. We also prepared a Partnership Agreement.
Activities within WP 2 – INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY
At the beginning of the project we created a Facebook profile which has been regularly updated with news about current project activities. We chose an external contractor to create a project website. We organized the first press conference which was featured on the regional TV.
Slovenian partners published information about the project on their websites. They informed the target groups about the project through Centre for social work, Employment service, Roma associations and through visits of Roma settlements. We have created a logo for the project, produced a leaflet and promotional billboard.
Activities within WP 3 – DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF PROGRAMMES
We started preparing a training programme for Roma coordinators in order to provide a regular link between the institutions and target Roma group. Adult education Centre Kočevje and Development and education centre Novo mesto motivated potential participants. Adult education Centre Kočevje began with the implementation of the programme in April.
Project partners agreed on the content and course of the first program – Training for medical staff and experts, which is expected to start in September.
Activities within WP 4 – PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING FOR PROVIDING THE ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES
Health care centers of Kočevje and novo mesto have collaborated to prepare a detailed plan of medical health care. They prepared questionnaires and forms for collecting data of the project management and progress.
Association Romano Veseli from Novo mesto began working on the field with Roma people before the visits of medical staff. With their help It is easier to perceive their needs and partly influence the attitude to health. Adult education centre Kočevje also came in contact with families that will be visited or examined by Health care centre Kočevje.
Activities within WP 5 – PREPARATION OF PROPOSALS FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGES IN THE FIELD OF TACKLING HELATH INEQUALITIES BETWEEN USER GROUPS
We started developing a Regional Council for Health of Roma people. We created a list of potential members of the Council and a detailed work program of the Council. The Council has started to work informally. Official designation and convening the first session is proceeding.
Activities within WP 6 – EVALUATION
We prepared the first questionnaire about the health of Roma people which will be used for fieldwork. We began the process of selecting the external evaluator for the preparation of questionnaires and conducting evaluation of the project.