COMMON ACTION PLAN FOR ADVANCEMENT OF ROMA EDUCATION
IN SERBIA (JAP)

        Drafted by:
        An expert team of the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights
        and
        The Coordinating Committee for Monitoring Implementation of the JAP

BASIC GOAL: INCLUSION OF ROMA IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM AND ENSURING CONTINUITY IN EDUCATION

SET OF MEASURES: Creation of systemic conditions

 

Мeasures

Level

Indicators

Carrier

Monitoring

Data/
Availability and needs

Links with related issues

Time
table

Budget 1Million Dinars
Euro

P
E

EE

S
E

CE

AE

Establishment of the Center for Advancement of Roma Education and definition of its status (role and jurisdiction)

*

*

*

*

*

- Center established
- status and financing

NEC
MES
NCRNM

NCRNM

Survey of experts who are concerned with the education of Roma

 

2005

36.75
(premises, equipment, staff, trainings for one year).
490,000.00 Е

Establishment of a system of monitoring and regular reporting on the degree of achievement of goals set by the Action Plan, in area of:
а) Carrying out measures and activities envisaged under the Action Plan
b) Achievements by children

*

*

*

*

*

- system established
-regular reports published

MES, Institute for Evaluation, Center for Advancement of Roma Education

NCRNM
NGO and their networks

Regular evaluation reports

Action plans in other priority areas

2005

-

Creating a database with all relevant information about users (number of children and youths, educational status)
а) participative research into true availability of education to Roma
b) Regular data updates
c) Making manuals about the use and protection of information
d) Publishing regular public reports

*

*

*

*

*

- Analysis of situation conducted
- database created
- regular updates
-manual adopted
-regular reports published

MES
NCRNM

NGO and their networks

information furnished by MES; NCRNM;
Local administration;
Roma NGO

employment

а) 2005
b) 2006-2015

4.5
60,000.00 Е
8.1 (06/15)

108,000.00 Е

Creating a database with all relevant information about resources (capacities, program and human resources)
а) participative research into true availability of education to Roma
b) Regular data updates
c) Making manuals about the use and protection of information
d) Publishing regular public reports

*

*

*

*

*

- Analysis of situation conducted
- database created
- regular updates
-manual adopted
-regular reports published

MES

NCRNM
NGO and their networks

information furnished by MES and the Center for Professional Training; educational institutions; NGO

accreditation and professional training programs; professional training

а) 2005
b) 2006-2015

4.5 (0,5)
60,000.00 Е

4.0 (06/15)
53,333.33 Е

Interministerial cooperation
а) Establishment of cooperation among competent ministries
b) Establishment and work of an interministerial group

*

*

*

*

*

Body established
Rule book enacted Working program made
Notes and decisions from regular meetings

MES MHMR
MLESP
Ministry of Health

NCRNM
Network of NGOs

Information furnished by all competent ministries

Employment, social policy, housing, health

2004

2004-2005

-

Cooperation with city/municipal administrations on developing Local Strategies of Advancement of Roma Education and action plans for their realization

*

*

*

*

*

Mechanisms of cooperation established
Local strategies made and implemented

MES
School managements, Local administrations

NCRNM
NGO and their networks

Local strategies in Nis and Kragujevac

Health, Employment, Social Policy, Poverty Reduction Strategy,
Action plans for children

2005-2015

-

Cooperation with other important bodies and organizations concerned with Roma education

*

*

*

*

+

Mechanisms of cooperation established
Notes and decisions from regular meetings

NCRNM, profession. associations NGO, CSW, NEB

NGO and their networks

Survey of organizations concerned with Roma education

 

2005-2015

-

Total – million dinars, Euro

                     

57.85 din
771,333.00 Е

BASIC GOAL: INCLUSION OF ROMA IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM AND ENSURING CONTINUITY IN EDUCATION

SET OF MEASURES: Legal regulation of nonsegregated inclusion and continued schooling

 

Measures

Level

Indicators

Carrier

Monitoring

Data/ Availability and needs

Links with related issues

Time
table

Budget

Making regulations/ instruments and establishing monitoring mechanisms for ensuring:
а) Equal representation of children up to six years of age in daylong pre-school programs
b) Obligatory one-year preparation for school
c) Extending obligatory preparation for school to 2 years
d) Consistency in carrying out legal measures for obligatory schooling (enrolment and regular attendance)

*

*
*

*

     

а,b,c,d) Regulations exist
а,b,c,d) Monitoring mechanism exist

MES

NCRNMNGO and their networks

   

а) 2006
b) 2005
c) 2007
d) 2005

-

Enrolment
а) Developing a system (criteria and instruments) for proper assessment of preparedness to go to school
b) Making temporary enrolment regulations until the system of proper assessment of preparedness to go to school has been established

 

*

     

а) System exists
(criteria defined, instruments exist)
б) Temporary regulations and monitoring mechanisms exist

MES

NCRNM
NGO

Experiences of countries in the region

 

а) 2006
b) 2005

4.0
53,333.33 Е

Making regulations to govern criteria and procedures of Measures of Affirmative Action

 

*

*

*

 

- Regulations exist
-Monitoring mechanisms exist

MES

MHMR
NCRNM
NGO and their networks

 

Other priority areas

2005

-

Obliging institutions to which Roma children gravitate to plan special activities aimed at their inclusion and improving quality of education within their annual working programs
а) Make and adopt regulations
b) Provide guidelines and instructions for institutions
c) Ensure monitoring of effectuation of regulations

*

*

*

   

% of institutions whose annual programs contain special activities for advancement of education of Roma children
-Monitoring mechanisms exist

MES

MES

Which regulations and in what manner they regulate form and content of annual plans by educational institutions

Documentation of education institutions
Monitoring of education institutions

а) 2005
b) 2005
c) 2005-2015

-

Introduction of an assistant of Roma ethnicity (RА):
а) Amendments of relevant laws – introduction of the post of a Roma Assistant
b) Making temporary regulations to enable employment of RA until the law is amended (status, description of job, rights and responsibilities of a Roma assistant)

*

*

     

а) Laws amended
b) Temporary regulations exist
-Monitoring mechanisms exist

МES

MES,
NCRNM

-Experiences of countries in the region
-Current projects

employment

а) 2005
b) 2005

Salary- 2005
14.4 (30 х 40 000 din х 12)
192,000.00 Е
2006 onwards
0,005 % annual increase of the budget

Making and adopting regulations defining system for rewarding the institutions that achieve best results in the work with Roma children (criteria, procedures, manner of rewarding)

*

*

*

   

- regulations adopted

MES

МES,
NCRNM

Survey of institutions

General rewarding policy

а) 2005

-

Making and adopting temporary regulations (until a proper manner of assessment of preparedness to go to school has been defined) for re-assessing the status of those children who have been wrongly assigned to special schools (criteria and procedures for re-assessment, manner of transference to regular schools)

 

*

     

- temporary regulations adopted
-monitoring mechanisms exist

МES

NCRNM
NGO and their networks

   

2005

-

Making regulations to govern the process of elaboration of special educational programs inclusive of educational needs of Roma children

*

*

     

- regulations adopted

МES, NES

МES, NEC, NCRNM

   

b) 2005-2006

-

Making relevant regulations (criteria and procedures) for Certificying Educators and Teachers Trained for the Work with Roma Children

*

*

*

   

Regulations made
Regular certifying procedure

МES

МES, NEC, NCRNM

 

General policy of awarding certificates

2005-2015

-

Amendment of the manner of financing – financing per pupil with special formula for Roma children from families who use social welfare

 

*

*

   

Regulations defining special formula for Roma pupils

МES

NCRNM

 

Social welfare

2005-2006

-

Ensuring increased supervision of educational institutions attended by Roma
а) Making recommendations for school managements
b) Training professional staff for the processes of inclusion
c) Development and establishment of mechanisms
г) Implementation of monitoring

*

*

*

*

*

-mechanisms designed and established
-Roma included in committees
-monitoring implemented
-official reports

bodies for inspection and insurance of quality

MHMR
NCRNM
NGO and their networks

Survey of educational institutions attended by Roma

 

а) 2005
а/b) 2005-2006
2006-20015

see the third goal

TOTAL

                   

18.4
245,333.33

BASIC GOAL: INCLUSION OF ROMA IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM AND ENSURING CONTINUITY IN EDUCATION

SET OF MEASURES: Preparing educational institutions for inclusion of Roma in education with systemic support of the MES

 

Меasures

Level

Indicators

Carrier

Monitoring

Data/ Availability and needs

Links with related issues

Time
table

Budget

PE

EE

S
E

CE

AE

Planning special activities to include Roma children and advance the quality of education within annual working plans of institutions
а) Training management staff and staff qualified for planning
b) Making plans in institutions

*

*

*

   

а) number of trained staff
b) number of institutions having a plan

MES
Educational institutions

Educational inspection

Survey of institutions attended by Roma

Developmental planning of schools

2005

2005-2015

30.0
400,000.00

Support to institutions to realize plans of special activities
а) Professional assistance (programs, staff)
b) Material support (equipment, financial resources for activities)

         

number of supported institutions

MES
IAE

NCRNM
NGO and their networks

Analysis of needs of institutions

 

2005-2015

120.0 (05/06)
1,600,000.00
270.0
(07/15)
3,600,000.00

Identifying and rewarding the institutions that achieve best results in the work with Roma children

*

*

*

   

Criteria and procedures
Number of institutions rewarded

MES

MES,
NCRNM

Survey of institutions attended by Roma children

General rewarding policy

2006-2015

2005-2015

TOTAL

                   

420.0 million dinars
5,600,000.00

BASIC GOAL: INCLUSION OF ROMA IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM AND ENSURING CONTINUITY IN EDUCATION

SET OF MEASURES: Inclusion of Roma in education and support for continued schooling

 

Measures

Level

Indicators

Carrier

Monitoring

Data/
Availability and needs

Links with related issues

Time table

Budget

PE

EE

S
E

CE

AE

Support for inclusion of children in pre-school programs (daylong programs – up to 6 years of age; programs for children up to 3 years of age and mothers; obligatory program to prepare for school) and regular schools
а) Campaigns among the Roma community
b) Campaigns among the educational and broader community

*

*

     

- number of children
- campaigns

MES

MHMR
NCRNM
NGO and their networks

 

Other priority areas

2005-2015

1.3 (05)
17,333.33

5.85 (06/15)
78,000.00
3.75 (05)
50,000.00
10.8 (06/15)
144,000.00

Re-assessing status of the children who have been wrongly assigned to special schools
а) Retesting /testing
b) Transference to regular institutions

 

*

     

-retesting administered
-number of transferred children

МES

NCRNMNGO and their networks

Figures furnished by special schools

 

2006-2008

13.0
173,333.33

To provide for the children/youths from families who use social welfare:
а) Placement of children in day-long programs
b) Midmorning snack for children
c) Schoolbooks and school kit
d) Sports equipment
e) Extracurricular activities (classes combined with re-creation, school excursions...)
f) Transportation

*
*

*
*
*
*

*

*

*

   

а) number of children
b) number of children
c) number of children
d) number of children
e) number of children
f) number of children

МES
MLESP

NCRNM
NGO and their networks

Social status of families

Social welfare

2005-2015

700.0
9,333,333.33

To provide to successful pupils:
а) Residence in pupils’/student hostels
b) Scholarships

 

*

*
*

*
*

 

а) number of youths
b) number of youths

МES

NCRNM NGO and their networks

Social status of families

Social welfare

2005-2015

1.5 (05)
20,000.00
242.0
3,226,666.66
(06/15)

Rewarding Roma families and communities whose children are successfully getting an education

*

*

*

   

number of families

MES local administrations

NCRNM

Achievement figures

Social welfare

2005-2015

7.2 (05)
96,000.00
32.4 (07/15)
432,000.00

Helping underachieving students to study
а) Additional classes
b) Preparation for taking final exams
c) Preparation for taking school-leaving exams, or vocational secondary school certificates

 

*
*

*

*

   

Number of children attending
Measuring improvement of achievements

elementary and secondary schools
MES

Educational inspection
NCRNMNGO

Achievement figures

 

2005-2015

22.0 (05)
293,333.33
90.0 (06/15)
1,200,000.00

Preparing children to successfully take qualification exams for enrolling to school

 

*

*

   

- number of children/youth
- success in enrol. exams

elementary and secondary schools
МES

NCRNM
NGO

Information on youths in need of assistance

 

2005-2015

5.0 (05/06)
66,666.66
9.0 (07/15)
120,000.00

Providing vocational guidance to the young

 

*

*

   

- number of youths who received guidance

elementary and secondary schools
MES
National Employment Bureau

NCRNM
NGO

 

Employment

2005-2015


-

Implementation of various programs for the work with families in order to support schooling of children

*

*

*

   

- number of families

elementary and secondary schools
MES

NCRNM
NGO and their networks

Welfare status of families

Other priority areas

2005-2015

1.2 (05)
16,000.00
4.5 (06/15)
60,000.00
and campaign

Support to girls to go to school

 

*

*

   

- number of girls who continue schooling
-School achievements by Roma girls

NCRNM
elementary and secondary schools
MES

Women NGOs

 

Employment

2005-2015

-

                         

TOTAL

                   

1,144.95
15,266,000 Е

BASIC GOAL: PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION

SET OF MEASURES: Elaboration and evaluation of educational programs, schoolbooks and teaching materials, which address educational needs of Roma children and youth

 

Measures

Level

Indicators

Carrier

Monitoring

Data/Availability and needs

Links with related issues

Time table

Budget Million dinars

PE

EE

S
E

CE

AE

Elaboration of specific educational programs, which address educational needs of Roma children

    a) Policy paper for elaboration of specific educational programs (analyzing existing practice, defining proposals and suggestions, as well as criteria and procedure for accreditation of programs)
    b) Elaboration of specific educational programs that accord with the criteria
    c) Carrying out accreditation procedure for programs (or educational activities/workshops) on an annual basis
    d) Elaborating and supplementing catalogue of programs (educational activities/workshops)

*

*

*

   

- Criteria and procedures made known
- Number of accredited programs
- Catalogues published
- Repeated accreditation on an annual basis

IAE, MES, NEC

MES, NEC,
NCRNM

Prior experiences in the country and the region

List of programs realized in the region and the country

Accreditation of educational programs

a) 2005

b) 2005-2006

c) 2005-2015

d) 2005-2015

e) 2005-2015

2.737
36.500 Е

6.750 - 2005
90 000 Е
10.8 (06-14)
144,000.00
0.675 annually
(9000)

0.4 -2005
5,333.33
0.9 – (06-15
12,000.00

Elaboration of special programs for the work with underachieving Roma pupils

    a) stimulate social, linguistic and cognitive development in pre-school period
    b) additional classes
    c) preparations for final exams
    d) preparation for the school-leaving exam/the vocational school final exam

*

*
*

*

   

Programs elaborated and publicized

IAE, MES, NEC

MES, NEC, NCRNM

Prior experiences in the country and the region

List of programs realized in the region and the country

 

2005-2006

2.250
30,000.00

Elaboration of special programs for the work with special categories of Roma children and youth:

    a) who had been wrongly classified and assigned to special schools/classes and who were transferred to regular schools/classes
    b) overage elementary and high school graders
    c) children-returned emigrants from other countries

 

*

*

 

*

Programs elaborated and publicized

IAE, МES, NEC

MES, NEC, NCRNM

Prior experiences in the country and the region

List of programs realized in the region and the country

National policy of education of children with special needs

2005-2007

2.250
30,000.00

Systemic monitoring of development of Roma children by educational institutions

    a) Design indicators and instruments for their monitoring
    b) Pilot and finalize indicators and instruments
    c) Design manuals for systemic monitoring

*

*

*

   

List of indicators

Instruments designed

Manuals published

MES

MES, NEC, NCRNM

Researches about development of Roma children

 

2005-2015

2.475
33,000.00

Identify and reward those institutions that achieve best results in the work with Roma children

    a) Carry out the procedure on an annual basis
    b) TV shows and newspaper articles about rewarded institutions

*

*

*

   

Criteria and procedures

Procedures for identifying and rewarding institutions carried out

TV shows and articles

MES, public media

MES, NCRNM

 

General policy of rewarding successful institutions

a) 2005
b) 2005
c) 2005
d) 2005-2015
e) 2005-2015

Reward fund 1.5 annually х 10
15 mil
200,000.00

Improvement of programs to prepare Roma pupils for pre-school testing and for starting elementary school

*

       

Program designed

MES

MES, NEC

Research into factors which contribute to underachievement of Roma children

 

2005-2006

2.250
30,000.00

Systemic monitoring and analysis of achievements by Roma children in pre-school testing

*

       

Annual national report on achievements of Roma children in pre-school testing

MES

MES, NEC, NCRNM

   

2005-2015

Regular activity

Designing special measures of assistance to those regions and institutions in which achievements by Roma children in pre-school testing are lower

*

         

MES

MES, NEC, NCRNM

Research into factors which contribute to unsuccessfulness of certain institutions

 

2005-2015

Regular activity

Making and publishing a series of schoolbooks and teaching materials, which address educational needs of Roma children

*

*

*

   

Number of publications

Frequency of use

Assessment of quality by educators and teachers

MES, MHMR

MES, NEC,
NCRNM,
MHMR
Publishers

   

2005-2015

    4.0 (designing of criteria; printing paid by publishers

    53,333.33

Elaboration of programs for the subject Roma Language with Elements of Roma Culture

 

*

*

   

Quality of program elaborated

MES, MHMR

MES, NCRNM, MHMR

   

2005-2006

2.475
33,000.00

Development and advancement of Roma publishing
a) producing required reading in the Roma language
b) selection of Roma literary achievements for required school reading
c) support for publishing children and youth magazines in Roma language

 

*

*

   

Number of publications issued

MES, MHMR

MES,
NCRNM, MHMR

   

2005-2015

3.0
40,000.00

TOTAL

                   

56,037.0
737,166.00

BASIC GOAL: PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION

SET OF MEASURES: Ensuring and training staff for the work with Roma children

 

Measures

Level

Indicators

Carrier

Monitoring

Data / Availability and needs

Links with related issues

Time table

Budget

PE

EE

SE

CE

AE

Training existing educational and teaching staff

    a) for implementation of specific educational programs, which address educational needs of Roma children
    b) for designing the new and
    c) for improving the existing educational programs,
    d) for implementing interactive methods of teaching/learning,
    e) for individualization of the process of education
    f) for cooperation with family and the Roma community
    g) for cooperation with the Roma assistant

*

*

*

   

Number of educators and teachers who underwent training

Assessment of quality by educators and teachers

Number of teachers who implement

MES

MES, NEC, NCRNM

Analysis of the number of teachers who participated in relevant training programs

Assessment of the number of teachers who need be trained

General policy and teacher training programs of existing teaching and educating staff

2005-2010

1,152.0
15,360,000 E

Certifying educators and teachers trained for the work with Roma children

    a) carry out certification procedure

*

*

*

   

Number of awarded certificates

MES

MES, NEC, NCRNM

 

General policy of certifying educators and teachers

2005-2015

Regular activity

Making and publishing a series of manuals for specific areas of inclusive education

*

*

*

   

Number of manuals published

Frequency of use of manuals

Assessment of quality of manuals by educators and teachers

MES

MES, NEC, NCRNM

   

2005-2015

3.750
50,000.00

Training school psychologists for new procedures and instruments of pre-school testing of Roma children

 

*

     

Number of school psychologists who underwent training

Assessment of training by school psychologists

MES

MES, NEC, NCRNM

   

2005-2006

13.0
173,333.33

Introduction of an assistant of Roma ethnicity:
a) elaborating criteria for election of RA
b) elaborating training program for RA
c) training RAs and teaching staff with whom the assistants are supposed to cooperate
d) inclusion of RA in educational institutions
e) making manuals for RAs

*

*

     

Training program made

Number of trained staff

Manual

Number of RA in institutions

MES

MES, NCRNM

Current projects

 

a) 2005
b) 2005
c) 2005
d) 2005-2008 -30 RА a year
e) 2005-2010
f) 2005-2006

1.125
15,000.00

30.0
400,000.00

0.375
5,000.00

Inclusion of schools with more Roma children into the School Development Planning program

 

*

     

Number of schools with designed school development plans

IAE, MES

MES

   

2005-2010

 

Introduction of contents related to educational integration of Roma into curricula of colleges and departments of education

     

*

 

Special contents introduced in curricula

Education Departments and colleges of education

MES, NEC, NCRNM

   

2005-2006

 

Designing curricula for Roma assistants at colleges of education and at the Faculty of Education

     

*

 

Special contents introduced in curricula

Number of enrolled Roma assistants

Faculties of Education and colleges of education

MES, NEC, NCRNM

   

2005-2006

6.750
90,000.00

Training managers and research assistants in institutions for cooperation with Roma families and for more successful inclusion of Roma children into the work of institutions

*

*

*

   

Number of trained managers and research assistants

MES

MES, NEC, NCRNM

   

2005-2006

6.5
86,666.66

TOTAL

                   

1,213.5 Mil din
16,180,000.0

BASIC GOAL: RESPECTING DIFFERENCES AND PROMOTION OF MULTICULTURAL VALUES

SET OF MEASURES: Sensitizing professional public and the broader community for educational needs of Roma

 

Measures

Level

Indicators

Carrier

Monitoring

Data/ Availability and needs

Links with related issues

Time table

Budget
Mil. Dinars

PE

EE

SE

CE

AE

Informing and sensitizing the broader social community for educational needs of Roma (media campaigns, TV shows, brochures)

*

*

*

*

*

Reduced ethnical distance to Roma

MHMR,
MES,
National TV and local televisions

NCRNM
NGO and their networks

Existing researches on ethnical distance to national minorities

Human rights, employment, housing, health

2005-2015

3.75 (05)
50,000.00
10.8 (06-15)
144,000.00

Promotion of political inclusion of Roma in education among the educational community (round tables, conferences, seminars, brochures)

*

*

*

*

*

Greater acceptance (less resistance) to inclusion on the part of teaching staff

MES

MHMR,
NCRNM,
NGO and their networks

Survey of places and educational institutions in Serbia in which Roma population is represented

Human rights

2005-2015

13.5 (05)
180,000.00
81.0 (06-15)
1,080,000.00

TOTAL

                   

109.05
1,454,000.0

BASIC GOAL: RESPECTING DIFFERENCES AND PROMOTION OF MULTICULTURAL VALUES

SET OF MEASURES: Improving educational environment on the basis of respect for differences and multiculturalism

 

Measures

Level

Indicators

Carriers

Monitoring

Data / Availability and needs

Links with related issues

Time table

Budget

PE

EE

SE

CE

AE

Integration of existing accredited programs designed to educate against prejudice and for appreciation of differences, within educational programs and/or extracurricular activities:

    1. Training management and teaching staff
    2. Designing manuals for implementation of the program
    3. Using program in practice

*

*

     

- Contents integrated into programs of institutions /educators/teachers
- Prejudices against Roma reduced

MES- IAE, Schoolbook department, NGO

Educational inspection
NCRNM
NGO and their networks

Survey of accredited programs from the MES catalogue, current projects

Human rights

2005 - 2006 integration making textbooks/manuals
2005-2015
training and putting into practice

2.1
28,000.00

576.0
7,680,000.0

Acquainting teaching staff with the culture and tradition of Roma (seminars and workshops)

*

*

     

Better understanding of problems faced by Roma

IAE
Roma NGO NCRNM

NGO and their networks

-Survey of NGO and their programs
- Current projects

Culture of national minorities

2006-2015

19.5 (06)
260,000.0
249.60 (07-15)

3,328,000.00

Introduction of elective subject - multicultural education

    1. Elaboration of program
    2. Training of teaching staff
    3. Making manual for implementation of the program
    4. Classes organized

 

*

*

   

-Institutions reflect multiethnicity of their environment

- Degree of understanding differences increased

MES
IAE
NCRNM
Schoolbook Department
Ministry of Culture
NGO

MHMR
NGO and their networks

Survey of programs of NGOs concerned with multiculturalism

Culture of national minorities

2005-2006
making programs and manuals
2005-2015 training
2006-2015
classes given

6.75
90,000.00

576.0
7,680,000.00

Creating and publishing children and youth literature in these fields

*

*

*

   

Literature published

Schoolbook Department and publishers

MHMR
NGO

Survey of existing literature

Literature, history

2006-2015

Publishers

Monitoring practical implementation of programs for respecting differences and multiculturalism:
- Designing indicators for monitoring
- Training the educational inspection

*

*

*

   

Reports contain results of monitoring

IAE

MHMR
NGO and their networks

International and domestic legal documents

Human rights

2005-2006

0.6
8,000.00
27.2
362,666.66

TOTAL

                   

1,457.75
19,436,666.6

BASIC GOAL: RESPECTING DIFFERENCES AND PROMOTION OF MULTICULTURAL VALUES

SET OF MEASURES: Desegregation

 

Measures

Level

Indicators

Carrier

Monitoring

Data/ Availability and needs

Links with related issues

Time table

Budget

PE

EE

SE

CE

AE

Research on situation, causes and modalities of segregation of Roma in education

*

*

     

-Report on research results published

MES

NCRNM
NGO

Survey of educational institutions/schools attended by Roma children

Discrimination

2005

5.0
66,666.66

Elaboration and implementation of desegregation program for institutions in which this problem is pronounced

*

*

     

-Non-existence of segregated classes/schools

IAE

NCRNMNGO and their networks

Survey of institutions having segregation problems on the basis of the research

Discrimination

2006

0.9
12,000.00

Monitoring segregation in education on the basis of designed indicators

*

*

     

Reports by educational inspection on the state of segregation

IAE
Educational inspection

NCRNM
NGO and their networks

Experiences of other countries Figures cited in the report

Discrimination

2005 Designing of indicators
2006-2015 monitoring

0.5
66,666.66

TOTAL

                   

6.4
85,333.33

BASIC GOAL: RESPECTING DIFFERENCES AND PROMOTION OF MULTICULTURAL VALUES

SET OF MEASURES: Preventing discrimination in education

 

Measures

Level

Indicators

Carrier

Monitoring

Data / Availability and needs

Links with related issues

Time table

Budget

PE

EE

SE

CE

AE

Amending regulations governing the work of institutions in order to introduce obligation to monitor discrimination

*

*

*

*

*

-Regulations of institutions amended

MES
NCRNM

MHMR
NGO

Law on Education

Human rights

2005

-

Giving instructions to institutions to recognize, monitor and act in cases of discrimination

*

*

*

*

*

-Mechanisms for preventing discrimination in institutions established

MES
NCRNM

NGO and their networks

Law on Education

Human rights

2005

0.4
5,333.33

Producing information packages for children/youth /parents about human rights and their protection

*

*

*

*

*

-Better knowing of rights

MES

NGO and their networks
NCRNM

Survey of existing information packages and brochures

Human rights

2005-2006

1.2
16,600.00

Monitoring discrimination in education:

    1. Designing indicators for monitoring discrimination
    2. Training the educational inspection
    3. Monitoring discrimination in practice

*

*

*

*

*

-Reports on results of monitoring discrimination
-greater percent of reported cases and judicial proceedings launched to solve them

MES
IAE
NCRNM
Educational inspection

MHMR
NGO and their networks

Law on Education, international regulations
Survey of NGOs concerned with human right issues

Human rights

2005 designing indicators and training educational inspection
2005-2015 monitoring

Ind. 0.5
6,666.66
Train. 27.2
362,666.66

TOTAL

                   

29.3 Mil Din
390,666.66

BASIC GOAL: FOSTERING CULTURAL IDENTITY

SET OF MEASURES: Educating Romology experts

 

Measures

Level

Indicators

Carrier

Monitoring

Data/
Availability and needs

Links with related issues

Time table

Budget

PE

EE

SE

CE

AE

1. Making programs and organizing courses in Romology

     

*

 

Courses in Romology organized

University
NCRNM

MES;
MHMR

Information about Romology courses

Human rights

2005-2006

50.0
666,666.66

2. Establishment of the Department for Studies of Romology

     

*

 

Department established

University
NCRNM

MES,
MHMR

Information by and cooperation with relevant faculties in other countries

 

2006-2015

39.672
528,969.00

                         

TOTAL

                   

89.672
1,195,626.00

BASIC GOAL: FOSTERING CULTURAL IDENTITY

SET OF MEASURES: Supporting development of cultural identity of children

 

Measures

Level

Indicators

Carrier

Monitoring

Data/ Availability and needs

Links with related issues

Time table

Budget

PE

EE

SE

CE

AE

1. Introduction of contents that affirm Roma culture in working programs of pre-school institutions (nursery schools)

*

       

Presence of contents that affirm Roma culture

MES
NCRNM

NGO and their networks

Good practice examples

Human rights
External evaluation on the basis of adopted standards

2005-2008

2.250 (05)
2.250 (06)
2.250 07/08)

Total
90 000

2. Making and publishing bilingual working material

*

*

     

Bilingual working material published

MES,
MHMR,
NCRNM

NGO and their networks

Examples of good practice with bilingual materials

Human rights, standards of quality working material

2005-2007

26.50
353,333.33

TOTAL

                   

33.25
443,333.33

BASIC GOAL: FOSTERING CULTURAL IDENTITY

SET OF MEASURES: Elective subject Roma Language with Elements of National Culture

 

Measures

Level

Indicators

Carrier

Monitoring

Data/ Availability and needs

Links with related issues

Time table

Budget

PE

EE

SE

CE

AE

1. Elaborating programs for the subject Roma Language with Elements of National Culture from first to eighth grade

 

*

     

Programs for Roma Language with Elements of National Culture elaborated and officially adopted 1st – 8th grade

MES and NCRNM

NGO

Survey of existing programs for the subject Roma Language with Elem. of Nat. Culture

System for regulating school programs

2005-2008

13.5
180,000.00

(15 persons x 37500 x 24 m)

2. Training teaching staff for the subject Roma Language with Elements of National Culture:
а) training programs
b) manuals
c) teacher training
d) classes organized

 

*

     

-Number of teaching staff trained
-Number of pupils attending classes
-Number of schools in which classes are held
-Number of held classes, classes organized

MES, Center for professional training of employees, NCRNM

MHMR, NCRNM

Database of teachers of the subject Roma Language with elements of nation. culture

Professional training of teaching staff

2005-2008

19.5 (05/06)
260,000.00
9.75 (07/08)
130,000.00
75.00 (06/08)
1,000,000.00

3. Making and publishing schoolbooks and manuals for the subject Roma Language with Elements of National Culture

 

*

     

Schoolbooks and manuals made and published

MES and NCRNM

MHMR

Good practice examples of schoolbooks and manuals

Mechanisms for ensuring quality of schoolbooks

2006-2008

10.5
140,000.00

TOTAL

                   

128,25 Mil. Din.
1,710,000.00

Total budget for the Decade of Roma– 46,870,933 Е Budget for 2005 – 16,523,821 Е2

List of abbreviations

IAE

Institute for Advancement of Quality of Education

MES

Ministry of Education and Sports

NEC

National Educational Council

NCRNM

National Council of Roma National Minority

MHMR

Ministry of Human and Minority Rights of Serbia and Montenegro

MLESP

Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Policy

CSW

Centers for Social Work

NEB

National Employment Bureaus

PE

Pre-school education

EE

Elementary school education

SE

Secondary school education

CE

College and university education

AE

Adult education


1 The Action Plan for Health Care contains a rough budget estimate only. The plan was adopted without a budget, though the budget for 2006 will be decided by the Serbian Parliament by December 15, 2005.

2 The Action Plan for Health Care contains a rough budget estimate only. The plan was adopted without a budget, though the budget for 2006 will be decided by the Serbian Parliament by December 15, 2005.