The Roma programme works to progress the realisation of Roma health and human rights in Ireland.  This is done through research and policy analysis at the national level and engagement with Roma communities and service providers.

We work to provide policy analysis in relation to Roma issues in the context of the wider European Roma and human rights policy framework.

Our goals:

  1. Progression of Roma rights and health outcomes through the development of
    evidence based policy and interventions.

  2. Increase Roma access to and engagement with health and other services.

  3. Emergence of strong Roma leaders, working from community development and
    human rights principles.

Research and Policy

Primary Healthcare Training Programme for Roma

The Roma Primary Healthcare Programme is aimed at supporting Roma to work to improve Roma health outcomes in their communities through the establishment of a training programme based on community work and primary healthcare principles.

In November 2019, Pavee Point began a two year Primary Healthcare Training Programme for Roma participants. This training was developed using a community development approach.  Modules focus on:

  • English language and literacy skills

  • Key health issues impacting the Roma community including cardiovascular health, diabetes, mental health, and nutrition

  • The Irish health system and how to access health services and supports in Ireland

  • Key concepts of primary healthcare, human rights, and community development

This training programme is funded  and supported by the Department of Health, the HSE and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

Celebrating Roma Culture & History

Each year we celebrate International Roma Day on 8th of April.  This gives us a chance to remind ourselves of the Roma contribution to culture and diversity.  Part of our work is also to commemorate  Roma history and on the 2nd of August we commemorate Roma Genocide Memorial Day.

Contact the Roma Project  Tel: +353 1 8780255

  • Marianna Prontera, Coordinator: marianna.prontera@pavee.ie

  • Gabi Muntean, Community Development Worker: gabif.muntean@pavee.ie

  • Tica Muntean, Community Development Worker: tica.muntean@pavee.ie

  • Emily Murphy, Advocacy and Training Officer: emily.murphy@pavee.ie

 

Roma Project Annual Report
Pavee Point, 2016

Roma Project Annual Report
Pavee Point, 2015

Roma Project Annual Report
Pavee Point, 2014

For resources on Roma go to our Library