The call for applications for the 2019 EU Award for Roma Integration in the Western Balkans and Turkey is launched. This year’s edition of the award is dedicated to the “Unknown Heroes”, Roma women who – through their work and commitment – have improved the social integration of Roma or brought positive change to their communities.
Roma integration continues to be a key priority in the EU enlargement process. The 2019 award shows once again the EU’s commitment to support and recognize the work done on Roma integration, specifically by Roma women.
The award aims to boost commitment and political support for Roma integration in the Western Balkans and Turkey. This year’s award is the third edition. The first edition of the awards recognised the important role played by civil society organisations working in the area of Roma integration. The second edition focused on Roma youth. The award is funded by the European Union and implemented by Roma Active Albania.
Submission of applications shall be via e-mail to the address: Application_EU_Award_2019@raa.al. The title of the email must contain the initials of the applicant and the country of origin.
Submission of nominations shall be sent via email to the following address: Nomination_EU_Award_2019@raa.al. The title of the email must contain the acronym of the nominator, initials of the nominee and the country of origin.
Applications and nominations, along with the supporting documents, can also be sent by post to the address: Roma Active Albania – Rr. “YlbereBylykbashi”; P. 25; Shk. 2; Ap. 4; Tirana, Albania .
In this case, only the applications/nominations received within the deadline will be considered.
The deadline for application is February 15 23:59 Brussels Time
The award winners will receive financial award and attend study visit to the European Institutions in Brussels, Belgium, on the occasion of the Roma Week 18-21 March2019