By on October 31, 2017


In Drom Kotar Mestipen we develop different types of activities. On the one hand, specific activities that can be considered as structural to our association, those which are organized on a regular basis and which emerged at the core of the association. And on the other hand, activities developed through funding that the association obtains from participating in competitive calls at local, national or EU level and which enable us to carry out our working lines (e.g.: the promotion of education of adult Romani women; the validation of the non-formal and informal competencies of Romani women in order to promote their labour inclusion.

The main activities organized by our association:

  1. Encounters of Roma students from Catalonia

We have done 17 editions thus far of this Meeting, participating in the latest editions more than 200-300 women. This is a space for annual or biannual dialogue and reflection in which Roma students and women from their environment meet to discuss and reflect on their education as a way of overcoming the inequalities suffered by Roma women.

      2. Official course of monitoring of children’s and youth leisure activities

Official course with accreditation of the General Directorate of Youth of the Generalitat of Catalonia carried out for Roma women. It is free and encourages the labour inclusion of Roma women without academic qualification. In addition, it allows Roma students to have them as referrals within their own schools.

       3. International Roma Women Congresses 

In its first edition, Roma women from more than 15 countries debated about overcoming the triple exclusion they suffer and laid the groundwork for international actions and projects to overcome these obstacles. To this end, we are working with a network of European entities, and will host on 23rd and 24th of March 2018 the II International Congress. In which grassroots Roma women will return Barcelona to debate and decide on the issues that are of most concern to them but not simply discuss but rather find solutions that work and that are evidenced base. A sharing of best practices will underpin the work of the II International Congress.