What are the Community Centers for Integrated Services?
Within the project Community Centers for Integrated Services - A model of intervention in the process of inclusion and empowerment of Roma, Roma Center for Health Policies - SASTIPEN, together with the Institute for Public Policies (IPP), ActiveWatch, Polovragi City Hall (Gorj county), Hamcearca and Ciucurova City Halls (Tulcea county) will create mechanisms to reduce economic and social disparities among the Roma population. During the implementation of the project until November 2022, in Ciucurova, Hamcearca and Polovragi the partners will set up and run three community centers for integrated services that, at the end of the project, will be taken under the administration of the local authorities, thus being a part of the facilities offered to the citizens of the three localities.
In the centers, the services will be offered by teams made up of coordinators of the centers, doctors, community medical nurses, health mediators, school mediators, experts in employment, community facilitators and juridical experts. In addition to the services directly offered by the centers that will benefit at least 900 people, the three NGOs - SANSTIPEN, IPP and ActiveWatch - will run activities to empower the Roma population to actively take part in the decision-making process. Also, activities that promote intercultural exchange and take a stand against discrimination will take place.