Strengthening the Identity of Minority People Leads to Equality (SIMPLE)

Donor: IPA CBC Adriatic Programme

Leading Partner: Istria County (Croatia)

Project Partners: Abruzzo Region (IT), Ministry for Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro (MNE), Municipality of Durres (AL), Social Projects ltd Social Company (IT), Italian Union Koper-Capodistria (Sl), Italian Union of Fiume-Rijeka (HR), Cooperation and Development Institute (AL), Institute of International Sociology Gorizia (IT).

Duration: Mar. 2011 – Feb. 2014

Project description

SIMPLE aims to set the ground for shared methodologies and practices aiming at improving the social cohesion in the partner Countries through the strengthening of cultural diversity values, in order to improve the life quality and the attractiveness of the Adriatic Region.
It will do so through the identification of barriers which prevent members of ethnic minorities in Adriatic Regions to achieve full social and labour market inclusion and identification of good practices in public policy to overcome these barriers. The inclusion of members of ethnic minorities into society and the promotion of the joint governance models and targeted supporting services for the social and economic inclusion of minorities are the main spearheads of the project. The activities also include the promotion of minorities through the strengthening of national identities and cultures as development factors and the increasing of the ethno-cultural sensitivity among people of Adriatic regions.

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