REDI - Developing Regional Cooperation among Roma Entrepreneurs in V4 countries

Roma Call-Center

REDI Support package for Roma entrepreneurs

As a response to the COVID-19 crises, REDI is announcing its  titled as “REDI Call Center”which is offering FREE legal support, information and technical assistance to Roma entrepreneurs in Slovakia, Czechia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, and North Macedonia. The main goals of the support package 1 “REDI Call Center”are :

  • – To provide an easy access to information and processes of the economic measures taken by the governments in Slovakia, Hungary, Czechia. Romania, Serbia, and North Macedonia
  • – To assist Roma entrepreneurs in applying for the economic/social measures in Slovakia, Hungary, Czechia, Romania, Serbia, and North Macedonia
  • – To provide business development services to Roma entrepreneurs
  • All your requests for support can be either addressed directly through the call centre of REDI or by filling in the Request Form Support in the following link:   https://forms.gle/xbFo2yhqnm66ZPTKA


What is REDI?

REDI is a startup stage impact investing NGO established focusing on catalyzing new approaches to business development and financial inclusion of Roma entrepreneurs . 

More info on: https://www.redi-ngo.eu/

REDI in partnership with Občianske združenie Ďakujem- ,,Paľiker has organized the first Info Session with Roma entrepreneurs in Košice, Slovakia, that took place on the 30th of August.
Agenda timeline:
13:00 – 14:00 Informations about project
14:00 – 14:30 Networking
14:30 – 16:00 Roma entrepreneurs - practical experience






About the project: Developing Regional Cooperation and Roma Entrepreneurs in V4 countries

A five minutes walk in a Roma community from any of the countries in the V4 region is depressing: poverty, lack of infrastructure, discrimination. Governments do little to support the development of these communities. Majority populations in these countries generally perceive Roma people as lazy, unwilling to find and keep work and more interested in living on welfare. But we speak of few million people! Our long term goal is to change this in few communities by supporting existing Roma entrepreneurs and helping them start developing their communities from within. Later we will use it to challenge narratives! We clearly understand that this will not happen in 18 months.

Partners:
https://spolecnyzajem.cz/                                                                                                                                            http://www.uccualapitvany.hu

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.