Upscaling Roma Platform 2018-2019

The objective of the Upscaling the Roma Platform project is to promote the visibility of the new National Policy on Roma (ROMPO2) programme at the regional and local level. The project will develop cooperation networks between Roma people and authorities. Based on the national programme, the cooperation networks will draw up a separate county-specific Roma policy programme for each county ("MAARO" programmes).

In addition, the Upscaling the Roma Platform project aims to advance the participation and influencing opportunities of Roma youth and to continue the work on gender equality started during the previous project. The project will publish newsletters about its events on this website. Katja Vauhkonen works as the Project Coordinator for the Upscaling the Roma Platform project.

Regional Events

The Upscaling Roma Platform project aims to expand the networks created during the previous project by bringing together new stakeholders. The project will organise a series of regional events that started on 1 December in Rovaniemi. At the first event, the participants discussed which policy guidelines of the Policy on Roma are important for the region of Lapland and its municipalities. About 40 persons attended the event. The participants included local Roma people, regional and municipal authorities and representatives of cities, and the national and regional Advisory Boards on Romani Affairs. Monkey Business facilitated the event and was responsible for reporting. Below you will find a summary of the event (in Finnish).

Rovaniemen maakunnallinen tilaisuus 1.12.2018 kooste


Read the first newsletter of the project now!

Sanoista tekoihin 2 uutiskirje 1/2018

Upscaling Roma Platform Newsletter 1/2018

Från Ord till Handling Nyhetsbrev 1/2018

Laavenna aro tšeeribi 2 Neebosko liin 1/2018


Contact information

Henna Huttu
Ministerial Adviser, Communication Expert
Ask me about: Building Roma platform -project, National Policy on Roma (ROMPO), drafting of a new Policy on Roma and National Advisory Board on Roma Affairs

Sarita Friman
Consulting Officer, Project Manager
Ask me about: Building Roma platform -project and Roma policy in the EU

Katja Vauhkonen
Projet Coordinator
Ask me about: Upscaling Roma Platform -project

Johanna Järvinen
Departmental Secretary
Ask me about: National Advisory Board on Roma Affairs, travel and finance management

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