First Coordination Meeting
On 5 and 6 March 2019, in Sofia, the first coordination meeting of the project “Empowerment of Roma Women for Roma Children Education” was held. The host of the meeting was Tulip Foundation and the event took place in their office.
The objective was to report on the progress of the project in each region, to discuss the training materials for professionals and parents and the tools for impact assessment of the project activities.
At the beginning of the meeting the representatives of the partner organizations presented the activities they have implemented so far. All project partners have carried out the necessary preparatory actions for the further project implementation.
The content of the training materials, developed within the frames of the project, was then discussed. The Educational package includes information on the essence of the Family Group Conferences, Design of the Workshop for professionals and the Training for Independent Coordinators and a Methodology for “School for parents”. After its completion the Educational package will be uploaded in the website for free use by practitioners.
The focus of the meeting was put on the impact assessment of the activities with professionals and parents. The aim and the participants in this process were discussed. The tools and the way of data collection were also reviewed in detail.
At the end of the meeting a schedule of upcoming project activities was drawn up and specific tasks were distributed among the partners.