On the base of a contract with Budapest Intézet, the regional coordinator of the LERI project, between 15 September 2015 and 31 January 2016 Foundation Desire participates in an organizational, administrative and consultative capacity on the LERI project implemented in Cluj-Napoca and Aiud. The project team, besides the national experts, also includes community, academic and institutional co-researchers. In both localities they run initiatives that strengthen the local engagement for Roma inclusion in the domain of housing.
Conducted in 11 countries (22 localities) the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights’ project, LERI (Local Engagement for Roma inclusion) “brings together local authorities, Roma communities and their neighbours to investigate local involvement in Roma integration actions, in order to learn which aspects of these programmes are working, which are not working and why. The aim of the project is to facilitate the engagement of all local stakeholders, including Roma, in joint efforts to enable Roma inclusion. The experience gained and the lessons learned during the process will help improve the design, implementation and monitoring of Roma integration policies and actions at the local level.”