About this project

Project is founded by European Union by Key Action 2 Programe. The Erasmus+ program is an EU program for the period 2021-2027 that supports activities in the field of education, training, youth and sport in all sectors of lifelong learning (school education, higher education, further education, youth activities, etc.).

1. 10. 2023– 30. 9. 2025

60 000 EUR

2023-1-SI01-KA210-VET-000153030

The project aims to support the integration of Roma students into vocational education and training, facilitate their access to the labor market, and promote the inclusion of Roma. By providing peer support to Roma students in vocational education, the project aims to reduce absenteeism, facilitate their education process, and enable them to gain professional skills that are needed in the labor market.

The peer support model will enable Roma students (and volunteers) to acquire new learning approaches and outreach that will enhance their chances of gaining employment. The project will build best practices to serve as role models to motivate Roma students to enrol in vocational schools, and this will contribute to the innovation of vocational education and training. By providing new learning approaches and outreach, the project will encourage Roma students to take an active role in their own education process.

Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.

Key objectives and results

Establish and Test Peer to Peer Support Model

Develop and implement a robust peer support model tailored for Roma students in VET programs.

Active Collaboration

Foster collaboration among Roma participants, volunteers, vocational education experts, school counselors, and project staff at every phase.

Share Best Practices

Facilitate the exchange of best practices, using impactful video narratives to inspire and guide other Roma individuals toward vocational education post-primary schooling.

Empowerment Through Peer Support

Empower Roma participants and volunteers through a comprehensive peer support model, enhancing employability prospects.

Inclusive Educational Landscape

Reshape the narrative around Roma inclusion in vocational education, creating an inclusive environment that nurtures educational journeys.

Wider Impact

A testament to innovation, a playbook guiding similar initiatives, and influencing organizations dedicated to inclusive education.

Joining ASPIRE4R as a volunteer means you’re part of a group that wants to break down barriers for our friends. We’re all about helping Roma students grow and giving them a chance for a future with lots of possibilities.”

ASPIRE4R Volounteer

Monika

I sometimes feel lost in school, struggling with Math and English and feeling like I couldn’t catch up. With the support of friends, I got the help I needed. Now, I’m not just keeping up; I’m like school. 

Roma student

Andrej

We believe in our future.’ It’s a chance to stand together, support each other, and create a positive path for Roma students. When we volunteer, we show the world our unity and strength

ASPIRE4R Volounteer

Jan

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