Empower to Grow, Using Community Organizing and Advocacy Methods to Empower Disadvantaged Communities in Central Slovakia


Basic information

  • Project Number: LDI03020
  • Project Title: Empower to Grow, Using Community Organizing and Advocacy Methods to Empower Disadvantaged Communities in Central Slovakia
  • Program: Local development and inclusion
  • Region of the Project Implementation: Banskobystrický
  • District of the Project Implementation: Banská Bystrica
  • Estimated Date of Project Completion: 30.09.2023
  • Project Promoter: Centrum komunitného organizovania
  • Website of the project:
  • Status: Active

Funding

  • Project Grant Approved: 142 348 €

Project description

The project combines the conclusions of several surveys and evaluations of CKO community work, focusing mainly on finding leadership potential through community organization and the use of communication tools such as videos, discussions, and podcasts to sensitize polarizing topics in Roma communities. The project also focuses on investing in advocacy and proposals for improving / solving long-term problems in communities in the field of health, education, housing and discrimination, and the implementation of social and leisure activities with a vision of community building. The project wants to bring complexity to the use of individual tools to improve the position of Roma communities in Banská Bystrica, Banská Štiavnica and Slovenská Ľupča, with an emphasis on the involvement of the communities themselves in solving their problems.