Institutional presentation

The Fundacion Secretariado Gitano is a non-profit inter-cultural social organisation which provides services for the development of the Roma community throughout all of Spain and at European level as well. It commenced work in the 60’s and was constituted as a Foundation in the year 2001.

Vision

The FSG aspires to contribute to the building of a cohesive and intercultural society where Roma freely and fully exercise their citizenship.

Mission

The mission of the FSG is the integral advancement of the Roma community based on respect and support for their cultural identity. The purpose of this mission is to support access of Roma persons to rights, services and social resources on an equal footing with all other citizens. To that end, the FSG implements a broad range of actions which contribute to achieving full citizenship for Roma, improving living standards, promoting equal treatment and preventing all forms of discrimination and also to promoting the recognition of the Roma community’s cultural identity. Our society’s diversity makes interculturalism increasingly relevant which is why we must successfully project the intercultural nature of our organisation as a sign of our identity and as an example for the society at large.

Values

The following values underpin the FSG’s actions and all the people taking part in them:

Human dignity, through the defence of human rights and support of the development and advancement of all people while always respecting their personal decisions.

Justice by supporting the guarantee of people’s fundamental rights as well as the cultural rights of the Roma community.

Solidarity through promoting the conditions needed to forge a society where socio-economic inequalities are minimized and where the most disadvantaged receive the support and resources needed to palliate these disadvantages.

Interculturalism by supporting and fostering an harmonic and plural society where all people have their place regardless of their culture or ethnic group, where development and opportunities are promoted for all cultural groups and where belonging to a particular cultural or ethnic group does not entail disadvantages but is rather looked upon as an added value and richness for citizens as a whole.

FSG Activities:

  • Provision of services aimed at the Roma Community: (education PROMOCIONA, training and employment ACCEDER program, EURoma Network, health, housing, equal treatment, etc.);
  • Training, counselling and awareness raising to society as a whole
  • Researches
  • Rights advocacy and promotion of more proactive policies.

Approach:

  • Intercultural approach and multidimensional model
  • Transparency and quality: good management of resources and programmes. Accountability
  • Promotes adapted services to the Roma people, always aimed at normalisation and social change

Where we are:

  • FSG is present in 14 regions.
  • Develops activities on the ground in 111 municipalities. 76 offices.
  • Staff: more than 700 people
  • 40% are Roma workers

Offices in the Spanish territory

FSG´s role in SRAP project:

FSG is leads WP6 Capacity enhancement of health and addiction services

The objective is to develop and implement a method to strengthen the capacity of health services providers to work with the target group and to facilitate access to health and addiction services by young Roma

Specific Objective

To improve the prevention skills of young Roma and to strengthen the capacity of healthcare workers to have and intercultural health approach

Stages of WP6

Stage 1: Design of the intervention
Stage 2: Implementation and training
Stage 3: Results and communication/dissemination

Target and location target:

  • GPs
  • Emergency services doctors and nurses
  • Addiction services practitioners of the local services of all partner cities
  • Activities will be carried out in the in: Italy, France, Slovenia, Spain, Bulgaria and Romania


 

 

 

Line drug prevention work of the program FSG “Romano Sastipen” has been funded by the National Plan on Drugs for more than 10 years. The project SRAP is being supported also participating in the Advisory Board and co-financing the program.

The National Plan on Drugs (PNSD) is a government initiative created in 1985 to coordinate and promote policies that, on drugs, are made from layers of government and social organizations in Spain.

Among its objectives is the promotion and coordination of relations with the different administrations and public and private institutions, including NGOs that work in the field of National Drug Plan, by providing the necessary technical support. And the development and proposal of the national drug strategies and action plans that develop coordinate with government authorities and social partners implementing the actions and measures to achieve the measures to which they indicate.