Social inclusion, Migration

Invisible migrants


Who is behind this?

Who is joining forces?

Roma Youth Centre

North Macedonia

Asociación Cultural y Deportiva La Hoya




Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

There is another migration, which crosses the EU border every year by significant amounts. Some of these migrants are Roma. This could be referred as invisible migration. Moreover, gaps in national integration policies lead to local economic and social problems, which eventually negatively affect the strength and solidarity of Europe Union. The goal of this project is to foster tolerance, raise awareness and encourage inter-cultural dialogue.

Where will your idea take place?

Bulgaria, Macedonia, Spain, Italy

Why does Europe need your idea?

The project tries to achieve four objectives:
1. Collecting citizens’ opinion on invisible migration.
2. Initiating inter-disciplinary debates by providing a space for a discussion and exchange of the opinions.
3. Implementing a non-formal educational programme.
4. Making a ‘soft’ influence on the migration policy, by creating and sharing recommendations (insights) that reflect citizens’ opinion about integration problems with policy decision-makers.

What is your impact?

People usually consider their membership to the community as a factual situation, in particular those whose citizenship condition is legally recognized at birth. Citizenship is often conceived as a series of rights and duties to be accepted. It is very important to analyze the impact of immigration on the identity of immigrants and the host country. To identify different types of discrimination and to determine the status of immigrants in the context of human rights.

How do you get there?

Local activities will be implemented in each of the partner countries. Local meeting for participants, setting up local structure, defining local problems, volunteering and mobilizing of the community, are the expected activities.
- Each partner will create a network of "Cultural interpreters" who will assist in the execution of at least two causes.
- Each partner will develop a program for informal learning 'In their shoes ". The youth involved will design a walking tour around their neighborhood that gives the visitor an insight into their reality.
- Each partner will start to collect stories in the “Mailbox for anonymous storytellers”. Will be selected popular in the country people from the arts and sports to present to the audience the “Untold stories”.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

Roma people might need a bit of encouragement to talk about their heritage and background as they may have spent most of their life being discriminated for it or trying to hide it. Similarly they were sometimes negative about their own abilities and skills because they are not used to being praised for anything. Unfortunately, in the small communities, the Roma people are faced with social prejudice due to illegal activities and other incidents perpetrated by a limited number of them.

What makes your idea stand apart?

For the implementation of the objectives will be used three new methodologies - "Cultural translators", “Mailbox for anonymous storytellers” and non-formal education "In their shoes".

€ 40000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 50000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Preparatory activities which will include a training course. Local activities will be implemented in each of the partner countries.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Any kind of ideas.



Idea created on March 9, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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