Roma MATRIX is a project that aims to combat racism, intolerance and xenophobia towards Roma and to increase integration, though a programme of action across Europe. It is one of the largest Roma inclusion projects in the European Union.
Made up of a partnership of 20 organisations in 10 EU member states which contain 85% of the European Union’s Roma populations. The project runs for 2 years from April 2013 till March 2015. It is co-funded by the European Union’s Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme.
Key areas of our work across Europe
- Countering stereotypes and raising awareness of racism through promoting positive images, public media campaigns, mentoring Roma in public authorities, and extensive networks.
- Improving redress, reporting and support mechanisms for Roma experiencing racism and xenophobia through establishing reporting and care centres, and working with public authorities to improve redress mechanisms.
- Fostering mutual understanding through cross-community mediation, work with Roma and non-Roma children, women health mediators and employment programmes.
- Understanding and analysing racism through research.