The Sedrin Project

Welcome to the site of the Sedrin project. A project that aims to help Roma children to complete their primary education.

We decided to tackle this problem by training the Roma women to act as intermediators between the Roma children and the school.

A further step to let the Roma youth be heard


Proposed by an Italian NGO, GSI – Gruppi di Solidarietà Internazionale, this project
originates from ‘Let the Roma youth be heard’, which had been funded by the ‘Leonardo’
programme. It focused on facilitating the Roma population in making its voice
heard, sharing its cultural traditions and reporting on their very poor socio-economic
conditions. Through participation in a technical training on journalism, the production
of a twice-monthly e-magazine and the publication of a report collating the eight
most interesting e-magazine editorials, 40 young Roma aged between 18 and 30
enhanced their capacities in reporting on their status. Through this GSI ITALIA was
able to identify a number of effective working methods.

The overall objective of ‘A further step to let the Roma youth be heard’ is to contribute
to strengthening the participation of 30 young Roma operating as youth workers and
coming from five European Union Member States (Italy, Greece, United Kingdom,
Poland and Czech Republic) and Turkey. This will take the form of a training course
on journalism held in Spoleto, Italy, and led by a professional journalist with the
technical support of the association Informatici senza Frontiere‘s Tuscany section.

The first target, i.e. 30 people working with the Roma community, will organise a
training course in their respective countries for 20 more young Roma people on their
return. The plan is therefore to facilitate the transfer of competencies in journalism
and of communication tools to European youth workers and young Roma so that
they may communicate more efficiently and improve their participation in the social
and political life of European society.

Coordinator: GSI – Gruppi di Solidarietà Internazionale – Italia, IT
Tel.: +39 074349987 | E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. |
Contact Person: Mr Marco Ciapparelli


lifelong learning

This project is co-funded by the European Commission. This publication reflects the views of the author only and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use of the information contained therein.


Supported by the DI-XL project related with the dissemination and exploitation of LLP results through libraries

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