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Developing services to open eyes and career opportunities for low skilled Roma youth

The project aimed to strengthen services that support diversity practices in the business sector and promote the labour market integration of Roma youth.

The project developed a method of employment services for Roma youth and training materials for professionals, and training materials for sensitising employers regarding hiring of Roma. Our partners piloted the use of methods in Hungary and Slovakia and shared experiences of pilots. BI disseminated methods and evaluation results among HR professionals, training providers, NGOs, and employment service providers.

Project details

The project was implemented by four Hungarian partners and one Slovak partner and coordinated by the Budapest Institute. The other project partners were: Salva Vita (HU), BAGázs (HU), EPIC n.o. (SK), MEF (Employers’ Forum on Equal Opportunities - HU)

The „Hopes-4-Low” project was funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).

ClientDG Justice and Consumers
Project leader Ágota Scharle
Duration01/01/2018 - 31/12/2020
summary H4L projektismertető (in Hungarian)
summary H4L leaflet
summary H4L good practice of tackling employer discrimination
study Hopes for Low project qualitative evaluation report
study Mentoring and employer engagement - methodology
summary Lessons of a pilot on supporting the employment of Roma youth (summary in Hungarian)
study Mentoring and employer engagement - methodology (in Hungarian)
study Mentoring and employer engagement - methodology (in Slovak)