Social Inclusion

Social inclusion is a process that allows those who are at risk of poverty and social exclusion to gain the opportunities and resources needed for full participation in economic, social and cultural life, and to achieve the prosperity and living standards that are considered acceptable in the society where they are living. Social inclusion ensures greater citizen participation in making decisions that affect their lives and the realization of basic rights.

In October 2011 CEDEM was elected as a national partner organization of the Open Society Institute (OSI) in Budapest for the implementation of the "PGF Montenegro", which aims to strengthen the capacity of Roma NGOs and members of the RAE community to write proposals and project cycle management, with special emphasis on projects funded by the European Union. In addition, the CEDEM Social Inclusion Department is involved in the preparation of the project and inclusion of RAE population at the local level, which will be implemented in three municipalities in Montenegro. The aim of the project is to improve the economic status and living conditions for the target population, through active recruitment and improvement of infrastructure in Roma settlements.


 

We have published a Guide to legal and institutional protection against discrimination, outlining key legal and institutional anti-discrimination mechanisms analyzed through the umbrella Law on Prohibition of Discrimination and the Law on Prohibition of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities, with examples from domestic law and court practice other countries and the European Court of Human Rights.

The guide is part of the project “Empowerment of professional capacity to combat discrimination against persons with disabilities”, implemented by CEDEM, in collaboration with the Center for Anti-Discrimination “EQUISTA” and supported by the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights.

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