|Project title||"Settlement network in Northern Hungary"|
|Thematic area||Community and organizational development|
|Name of the organization||The Eger Foundation of the Fund to Support the Poor|
|Postal address||3300 Eger, Béke u. 60.|
|Project manager||Dr. Farkas Zsuzsanna|
|Project timeframe||October 1st, 2013 - May 1st, 2016|
|Amount of support||132,318 €|
Our main goal is to empower (especially Roma) people living in deep poverty by using our knowledge, experiences. We strengthen their skills and provide for them methods, tools. In this process they will be able to represent their interests, organize their community. They will establish and maintain settlement house, indirectly they will improve their own position. We sum up and analyse the knowledge, experiences we have accumulated during our work with poor, Roma people and operating settlement houses. We elaborate and publish these in case studies, methodological and training materials. We generate the adapting and developing process of local settlement houses. The target group is civil communities and NGOs (organizations) with disadvantaged (Roma) members. They intend to improve the position of their own social group and the village. We help them to reach these goals with teaching them how to establish and maintain settlement house, develop community and local organization; trainings, study visits and regularly mentoring activity in order to develop their resources. In this process our foundation systematizes its knowledge that can be one tool of work with people experiencing poverty and exclusion. Our main goals: the first part of involved organizations (10) will be able to get external resources, maintain themselves and the settlement house by the 19th month of the project. The second part of the organizations (7) will reach these goals by the end of the project.