Roma Cyclist Point


Who is behind this?

Svetozar Gradev

NGO New Future


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Improving the conditions for the basic activity of Roma will keep them at home.The RCP integrates the 3 aspects of sustainability-economic, social and environmental. In economic terms, the activities will have a real impact on the finances of the Roma. The collection of recyclables helps recycling.

Where will your idea take place?

Burgas, Bulgaria

Why does Europe need your idea?

This project is pilot for Europe.Its aim is to create appropriate conditions and increased productivity in waste collection from Roma.The number of Roma cyclists recycling from waste containers is several millions and if their conditions of work has not improved, they will immigrate to the west and will burden the social system there.Improve the safety of Roma using bicycles for separate collection of waste in garbage containers, supporting primary waste collection, carried out by Roma, providing opportunities for direct purchase or exchange of collected recyclable materials for safety equipment, providing an opportunity for repair will make their life easier at home. With electric bicycles, Roma will have the opportunity for faster movement at greater distances. RCP can be multiply.

What is your impact?

The idea to create a place where services are provided for Roma cyclists separately collecting garbage for waste containers in the city directly contributes to avoiding social exclusion.The project envisages development of pilot station with integrated services for Roma-related technical maintenance and safe cycling.Roma will be able to equip their bicycles into electric, which will allow fast movement and hence increase the efficiency in the collection of recyclable materials by up to 80%. In economic terms, the activities will have a real impact on the finances of the Roma.It will keep Roma not to emigrate.It will enhance the ability and security of Roma travel. It will also have an environmental effect on Balkan cities.

How do you get there?

1.Organization of the pilot RCP in a town. Includes repair of a suitable building. Space will be sought on the route of the Roma. The premise is necessary for the purchase of recyclables from Roma cyclists and for rendering services related to the maintenance of bicycles in good working order as a means for safe cycling. Roma will be able to equip their bicycles into electric. 2.Equipment: Provide specialized equipment for repair.3.Appointment of staff-mechanic and a seller/purchaser of recyclables with an employment contract.Staff is needed to repair bikes, buying recyclable materials and selling safety equipment. The team will equip electric bicycles. 4.Promotion of services together with project partners: Roma will be informed about the services and the benefits of electric bicycles.

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What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 50000,-

Total budget

Major expenses




Idea created on April 12, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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