Romanian Social Development Fund
   
" An organization for supporting people and their problems "
EEA GRANTS 2009-2014. RO10 CORAI Program • PROGRAMME RESULTS
PROGRAMME RESULTS

During the 4 years of the Programme implementation, over 18,000 children and 11,500 young people, of which about 40% belonging of Roma communities benefited from educational services and activities, over 16,000 parents of children or young people at risk benefited from specific support services (information on the importance of education, psychological counselling, parental education, literacy, training, etc.) and over 7,800 social and education specialists have acquired new knowledge and skills in working with representatives of disadvantaged groups. Also, 42 spaces have been built, rehabilitated or arranged to host services for children and young people in risk situations and 303 methodologies, tools and action plans have been developed to combat discriminatory practices, namely social and economic exclusion disadvantaged groups.

At the time of closing the Programme, all proposed targets were exceeded. Thus, the situation of achieving the Program indicators was the following:

Indicators

Proposed

Accomplished

Number of measures addressing the needs of vulnerable groups of children and young people facing specific risks

200

464

Number of direct beneficiaries of the Program

5.000

18,022

               - of which, Roma

2.000

8,468

Number of young direct beneficiaries of the Program

2.000

11,757

               - of which, Roma

800

3,954

Number of initiatives generated and / or piloted / implemented at community, local, regional or national level that have developed / promoted anti-discrimination measures and inclusive culture and practices to ensure equal opportunities for disadvantaged groups

25

32

Percentage of initiatives generated and / or piloted / implemented by public entities in partnership with private entities or civil society

60%

97%

Number of appropriate social facilities (buildings, centers, etc.) set up to provide services to vulnerable groups of children and young people

40

42

Number parents / guardians of children or young people belonging to disadvantaged groups who are not adequately supported and receive specific support services (awareness, counseling, etc.)

8.000

16.393

           - of which, Roma

3.000

3.673

Number of specialists / staff providing services to children and young people belonging to vulnerable groups who have acquired specific knowledge and abilities

350

9.674

Number ofnew networks aimed at combating discriminatory practices, social and economic exclusion of disadvantaged groups, initiated jointly by representatives of the public sector, civil society actors and the private sector

10

181

Number representatives of local, county, regional or national authorities, and the private sector and civil society actors who acquire new, specific gender equality, chances, discrimination, interculturalism, respect for diversity, etc

450

6.050

           - of which, representatives of local or county authorities from areas / localities with high percentage of Roma

100

1.831

Number of methodologies, tools, procedures, projects, action plans, local development plans, etc. which included anti-discrimination, interculturality measures, promoting equal opportunities for disadvantaged groups

18

303

 

External evaluation of the results of the RO10-CORAI Program

 

The programme's evaluation study, conducted in 2017 by the Romanian Institute for Evaluation and Strategy (IRES), concluded that the RO10 Programme has achieved its objectives, both in terms of improving the situation of children and young people in situations of risk, as well as in the development of initiatives aimed at reducing inequalities and combating the discrimination of vulnerable groups. The findings of the study indicate that, following the implementation of the projects, there has been an increase in the interest of children and young people in school activities, as well as an improvement in their school performance and performance. Moreover, the programme has resulted in the creation of methods and tools addressed to specialists in the field, needed for actions to promote social inclusion, as well as for the implementation of anti-discrimination measures at the level of public institutions, as well as the initiation of local partnerships or transfer networks of good practices, which have made some services accessible to vulnerable people more accessible.

 

The external evaluation carried out by IRES showed that following the participation in the project activities:

• 8 out of 10 beneficiaries are convinced that projects have made a big or big contribution to increasing school attendance of children and young people, as well as promoting social inclusion;

• 85% of respondents believe that the project activities have greatly and greatly improved the interest in schooling for children and young people, and 9 out of 10 consider that their preparation for their life has been enriched;

• 2 out of 3 parents consider that the activities of the Programme have contributed much or very much to the decision of children and young people to continue their studies;

• As a result of the Programme, 8 out of 10 children intend to continue their studies at high school level, and 2 out of 3 will reach college;

• 86% of the beneficiary students consider that they feel more attracted to the school after participating in the projects than they were before, and 82% of them appreciate that they have better learning outcomes than before.

Interventions sustained through the Programme have made important changes in the life of community members, whether we are referring to children, young people, parents, educators or specialists.

 

The external evaluation study of the RO10 Program results can be accessed here