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Social inclusion support for disadvantaged groups in rural Hungary


Improving socio-economic development prospects for children within disadvantaged groups like Roma communities via capacity building and social inclusion support to parents and families.



Some sections of rural society remain disadvantaged by obstacles to integration and participation in development processes. Key numbers of Roma communities for example continue to experience problems regarding employment, education, health and welfare. EAFRD can be used to help tackle such social inclusion challenges through the funding available in RDPs for improvements in quality of life for EU rural citizens.


The project aimed to improve the capacity of parents in disadvantaged situations to help their children have a better future. This would be achieved through a Leader-funded training programme for parents who wanted to be more aware of, and confident in, various 'life skills' that can be useful for helping their children receive a better education, increased employment prospects, and improved quality of life.

Main activities

Training activities focused on strengthening parental competencies in socio-cultural, educational and communication skills which help the parents to advise and assist the social integration of their children. Participants developed their communication and collaboration skills, increased their learning abilities, as well as problem solving and conflict management skills. The training was provided for different members of rural communities including Roma groups.

Results & Benefits

Outcomes helped the parents’ ability to act as good personal examples, by providing role models and 'life guides' for their children. Participants in the training courses were able to expand their material thinking, measure the pros and cons or risks associated with their decisions, increase their literacy, and improve understanding about the benefits from continuous self education (for themselves and their families).

Lessons learnt

Success factors for such social integration projects include ensuring the target audience is involved in developing the training course content and its delivery system. This ensures the project's relevance and boosts a sense of ownership of the training by the beneficiaries which in turn helps engender greater commitment to the process and more positive overall results. Follow-up support work can improve such a project's sustainability and reach.

Project location and other information

Méra Village. Postcode: 3871, Hungary



RDP Territory


Total project cost (€)

14 700

EAFRD contribution (€)

11 300

National contribution (€)

3 400

Contact name

Mrs Edit Glonczi Béláné



+36 20 491 7480

Languages for contact


At a glance



Final beneficiary type

Non-farm or non-forest entreprises, Other

Budget range

< €20 000

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End Date:


Theme / Measure:

• Implementing the LEADER Approach
• Implementing local development strategies
• 413. Quality of life/diversification


Rural society, Social exclusion, Social inclusion, Disadvantaged people, Training

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