As long as Roma face everyday living conditions far worse than other Europeans, we cannot be fully satisfied with the results of our work. We cannot be satisfied as long as Roma people live in ghettos, as long as their children attend segregated schools and as long as there are groups who de facto cannot vote. Trained Roma mediators were sent to 15 countries across Europe to help Roma people with education, health and employment issues.
"In Romania a young Roma girl was on the point of dropping out of school because she could no longer cope with her schoolmates' bullying. Luckily, ROMED-trained mediator Elena Radu was there for her. Elena managed to get this girl a place on an innovative programme aimed at building self-esteem. And this young girl went on to take part in the Romany Language and Literature Olympiad. She overcame others' prejudice and her own fears and entered one of the most prestigious high schools in Bucharest."
Testimony from Roma Mediators project (ROMED)