|Project title||"Where the bus number 6 stops" - Perspectives of Pereces|
|Thematic area||Community and organizational development|
|Name of the organization||Miner Cultural Assosiation|
|Postal address||3518. Miskolc, Bollóalja u. 160.|
|Project manager||Stankóczi Attila|
|Project timeframe||April 1st, 2015 - April 30th, 2016|
|Amount of support||13,443 €|
The situation of Pereces, a suburb of MIskolc is contradictory. Local identity could be developed considering local circumstances and values, but the stereotypes regarding Roma people and the part of the settlement itself make the situation much worse. The aim of the project was to continue a so far successful series of dialogue with the community which is based on common actions developed jointly by the local people during the project, and to involve local people of Pereces in community processes as actors to make them capable to think and act more consciously regarding the future of their settlement (4000 people). Further goal is to help the development of social cohesion between Roma and non Roma people and make them accept the ethnic differences. Beside the dialogue, project activities included a community decoration project, making participatory video (with volunteers), running of a community blog and publishing a local newspaper with a comics appendix. The process was implemented in strong collaboration with the local and neighbouring NGOs. Through all this, they hope to achieve the enhancement of self-organization in the community of Pereces, the reformulation of the local identity and the reduction of interethnic conflicts.