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In recent decades and within the framework of the European Union we have seen a growth in cooperation mechanisms that facilitate working through forums and transnational networks that favor the exchange of the most successful methodologies, tools development jointly and identifying best practices in various fields.

The FSG has promoted and led several transnational networks and participated in other partner, both government and social institutions of a large number of European countries. We emphasize mainly three:

  • EURoma Network: European Network on Social Inclusion and Roma under the Structural Funds

The FSG manages the Technical Secretariat of the EURoma Network, an initiative created in 2008 by the FSG and the government of Spain through the Management Authority of the European Social Fund. Its main objective is to promote the use of Structural Funds for the inclusion of Roma and bring together the public administrations of 12 member states.

The work carried out since its inception has consolidated the Network as an interlocutor recognized by the European institutions and other bodies. Proof of this is that EURoma participates in major forums linked to the inclusion of the Roma and the Structural Funds.

More information: www.euromanet.eu

  • EURoma+ Network 
The Euroma+ Network was launched in May 2013 with the aim of reinforcing the work done by the European Network on Social Inclusion and Roma under the Structural Funds (EURoma Network). The EURoma+ Network aims to increase the impact and effectiveness of the Structural Funds for Roma inclusion by achieving, through transnational cooperation, a higher political commitment for the planning process of the 2014-2020 programming period and ensuring that the lessons learnt during the current programming period are incorporated as policy decisions in the next one.

Led, and co-financed, by the Spanish ESF Managing Authority (Ministry of Employment and Social Security), the Network gathers the Heads of the ESF Managing Authorities and National Roma Contact Points from 8 Member States (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovak Republic and Spain) together with European Commission representatives. The Network Technical Secretariat is hosted by the Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG).

  • SASTIPEN Network: European network in the field of health

In this field, the European Network SASTIPEN (health in romanes) is an initiative that began in 1995 when the FSG, with support from the European Commission and the National Drug Plan, initiated a program intended to meet the needs of Roma regarding the effects caused by drug addiction and HIV / AIDS.

Network activity has remained from 1995 to present through various projects. As time has passed, the Network has been consolidating this process and have joined partners from different EU countries where the Roma population is subject to dynamic similar to Spanish. Has expanded the scope of work beyond drug addiction and HIV / AIDS, consolidating a space of knowledge and information on the health situation of Roma in Europe, with the possibility of becoming a valid interlocutor with the administrations this area of health, and claiming the involvement of a population traditionally forgotten, at the time of design and policy development.

The type of actions that have been undertaken in the framework of SASTIPEN projects, ranging from the training of mediators in the development of proposals, recommendations and adapted to improve the health situation of Roma and their access to health services materials.

The SASTIPEN Network provides a meeting point for reflection and exchange, a platform to promote actions to improve the quality of life and health of the Roma in Europe.