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2022 was marked by the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Fundación Secretariado Gitano. Four decades working for equality with a transformative approach to the situation of the Roma community in our society. Work that has focused on the comprehensive promotion of the Roma community in key areas such as employment, education and housing, the fight against discrimination, and important advocacy work both in Spain and in Europe.


2022 in figures

In 2022 we have worked directly with more than 38 000 people through the 684 programmes carried out in the more than 75 cities of the 14 regions where we carry out our activity, to which we must add our European projects.

This activity is developed thanks to the commitment, effort and professionalism of a human team of 1 049 people, 34% of them Roma professionals. To these we must add the support of more than 442 volunteers who collaborate with Fundación Secretariado Gitano.



Promociona demonstrates year after year that Roma students want and can study. In 2022, 57.6% of the students of students in Primary education and 49% of Secondary education completed the school year with all subjects passed. In addition, 79% of the Promociona students in 4th of Compulsory Secondary Education, managed to graduate, and 95% of them subsequently enrolled in post-compulsory studies.



In 2022 Acceder participants obtained 7 058 work contracts. In addition, 5 430 people have participated in training organised in the programme.

In the field of employment, our firm commitment to youth and innovation stands out through initiatives linked to the digital transformation of the labor market.

Learning by Doing, a programme aimed specifically at Roma youth, celebrated its 10th anniversary. In this time 3 704 young people have participated in this type of training, and 55% have found a job. In addition, 32% have returned to the education system to obtain the Compulsory Secondary Education Certificate. Learning by Doing is possible thanks to the commitment of the collaborating companies, more than 65 in these years.


Poverty and social exclusion

During 2022, 16 029 people participated in FSG’s social inclusion programmes: 3 599 families in comprehensive intervention plans, 978 families supported in their applications for Minimum Income and 2 365 children participated in the CaixaProinfancia programme, to break the generational cycle of poverty and social exclusion and to facilitate access to high-quality socio-educational opportunities.



This year 2022 we continue working to advance and promote the exercise of real equality for Roma people, making it essential to tackle the fight against discrimination. Strengthening and promoting the complaint and strategic litigation before the courts.


Political Incidence

Our advocacy strategy aims to strengthen the FSG's capacity to influence both public authorities and society, having a greater presence on the public agenda, with a more vindictive profile aimed at defending and guaranteeing the rights of the Roma community. To this end, the FSG works mainly by coordinating five areas of action: political advocacy, social advocacy, equality and the fight against discrimination, gender equality and international action.  

Throughout 2022, the approval of the State Action Plan for the implementation of the European Child Guarantee 2022-2023, in which FSG played an active role in drawing it up, stands out; also noteworthy is the approval of the Comprehensive Law on Equal Treatment and Fight against Discrimination and the incorporation of antigypsyism in the Penal Code; we have promoted the approval of an European Parliament Resolution that urges the European Commission to implement a European Action Plan for the eradication of Roma settlements by 2030; the final configuration of the national and regional programmes of the Cohesion Funds, and especially the ESF+, have been central to our advocacy activity; we have worked through the EURoma European Network with the different Spanish regions and, as FSG, together with the operators in the Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Education and Training Programmes, with contributions aimed at improving funding for the Roma population; in 2022, the process of presenting the results of the impact assessment of the 20 years of the Acceder Programme was completed at national level.



In 2022 We finalised our work at the European programme No-Segregation, for the identification of best practices in the fight against educational segregation, and also on the transference of the Acceder Programme to North Macedonia, hand in hand with the

United Nations.

We also participated in the European Platform for the Inclusion of the Roma Population and in the organisation of the Roma Week in the European Parliament.

We are part of the coordinating team for the European Roma Civil Monitor 2021-2025 project aimed at providing training to NGOs in 27 countries in the monitoring of the National Strategies for Roma Equality, Inclusion and Participation


Awareness-Raising actions

In 2022, FSG launched the campaign Chabolista.es, to denounce slums, seek their eradication and ensure that political will is needed to ending them.

We also collaborated with the media to contribute to a greater knowledge of the Roma

community, and to show a more realistic, diverse image. This campaign had a total audience of 14.7 million across all media. In 2022, 242 754 people visited FSG’s website.


In 2022 we promoted the social participation and citizenship of Roma children and young people, so that their voices and interests reach and are considered in public institutions. More than 1 000 Roma participated in these processes and groups. 

Also in this year we launched Dialogues for Interculturality, a space for public debate, in partnership with the Office of the Club of Rome and “la Caixa”, around the value

of interculturality and cultural diversity as factors in development within a Human Rights framework.



In 2022, 442 volunteers participated in our activities. Their support and solidarity have been fundamental in school reinforcement activities, accompaniment to employment and support in access to people's basic needs, fundamentally.

Thanks to the volunteers who collaborate with us, we have managed to achieve a key objective for the Fundación Secretariado Gitano: to create spaces for successful intercultural and intergenerational coexistence.