National Endowment for Democracy Supports CEU Program for Roma Engagement in Public Service

April 3, 2015

The National Endowment for Democracy (USA) has granted 45,000 USD support for CEU's Center for Policy Studies to implement a program for promoting the engagement of young Romani leaders in public service. The Roma Placement Program supports young Roma MA and PhD graduates to build professional skills and to promote their engagement in public affairs at NGOs in Macedonia and Serbia. The long-term objectives of the program are to develop the culture for equality and diversity conscious employment, with special respect to gender and ethnicity; to help young Roma professionals integrate into organizations working on mainstream social affairs; and to support and promote institutional practices, attitudes and activities that lead to increased workplace diversity.