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OUR INTERNATIONAL WORK[editar]

The international action of the FSG is developed through its International Department, in coordination with other departments and the regional offices of the FSG in Spain. The International Cooperation Area that was created in 2001 became the FSG’s International Department in 2006 in part to respond to an increase in the international activity and in the number of international projects managed by the FSG, but also because the board of trustees and the direction of the organisation intended to reinforce the international dimension of the FSG and to give more weight and consistence to this field of work within the organisational structure of the FSG. 

The International Department currently has five permanent staff, and counts on the punctual collaboration of external experts for certain actions. With regards to specialised work in relation to given strategic areas (employment, education, housing, health, equal treatment and anti-discrimination), the International Department counts on the involvement of the relevant departments and areas of the FSG, which provide the necessary technical knowledge and experience to projects, or on the professionals of the FSG working on the ground in the various localities where it has offices, who provide first-hand knowledge on the reality of interventions with the Roma community. The development of projects and other initiatives by the International Department is thus reinforced by a wide group of internal collaborators in the FSG. 

On its side, the International Department provides the rest of the FSG with regular updates on emerging issues, trends and policy developments at the European level of relevance to Roma inclusion. It also helps to identify new approaches and methodologies, fields of work and experiences in other European countries that validate or help to adapt or improve the FSG’s actions, through research and mutual exchange with other NGOs and public authorities at various levels.

PRIORITY LINES OF ACTION 

  1. Support and promotion of transnational networks
  2. Development of thematic projects in cooperation with European partners. 
  3. Counselling and technical assistance in the design and execution of policies and projects by both public administrations at various levels (state, regional or local) and social entities and institutions which work with the Roma population in different countries.
  4. Interventions in the field
  5. Political and institutional actions