The project TERNO (Teachers Education for Roma New Opportunities in School) is a project co-financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission (Key Activity 1: Roma Multilateral Projects) which aims to set up and implement special support centres in order to support the Roma children that attend the last classes of the elementary school to complete primary education and pass on to the secondary education.

The general objective of the project is to prevent the early school leaving of the Roma children and support the Roma children to move from the elementary to the secondary education. The project aims to improve the participation/maintanance in school for children with low living standard by overpassing the lack of interest towards traditional learning methods. The specific objective with which the general objective will be achieved is through the training of the teachers (or teaching assistants) that are teaching Roma in order to support the Roma children to complete the elementary education.

The main result that the TERNO project has developed are Centres for the provision of supplementary education for Roma children that are completing the elementary education and are preparing to pass to the secondary education. The organization of these centres was based on a methodology which has included all the important elements in order to help teachers of Roma children to better support children that attend the last classes of the school to complete elementary education and pass to the secondary education.

The consortium of the project is multi-actor, it has a great experience in the field and it has complementary competencies. It is constituted from 6 partners from 5 countries (Greece, Spain, Italy, Hungary and Romania). In the project they participate, 3 Roma Associations, one NGO led by Roma, a Research Institute which is specialized in the education research for the Roma people and an organization specialized in the development of research methodologies and management of LLP projects.

Tab 1 The Project

Tab 2 General Objectives and Activities

Tab 3 Main Results

Tab 4 Partners

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 The Maranatha Federation of Gypsy Associations, is an organization of 20 associations distributed throughout the Valencian Community. Their main objectives are the training of Roma people and the promotion of this ethnic group and its culture. Technical experts, peers and volunteers work in service of the member associations and also on the projects that these associations are currently implementing. Those projects are within wider programmes, such as eradication of school early leave/ absenteeism, promotion of Roma women or provision of socio-labour mediation services. The Maranatha Federation is also in charge of the celebration of festivals, intercultural colloquiums, workshops and international seminars.

Maranatha Federation is recognized internationally for creating and leading the Web "Gypsy World" (, which is a reference of  work and the information of the Roma community, where  Laszlo Andor Viviane Reding, among others, have participated to communicate with the Roma community in Europe.

Main current activities we are doing:

From the of view educational and cultural point
-  Training programmes that provide us with a better tools for working in today’s society

From the technological point of view
-    The use of new Technologies as a way towards progress, communication, insertion, social participation and participation in Europe. The internet portal "Gypsy World" is the most important tool that we have developed.

From the political point of view
-    The active participation in the design and execution of policies that Government of the Valencian region are carrying out for the development, ethno-cultural promotion and assertion of our people.
You can see a video presentation of the Federation Maranatha on the following link:

Role in the project: Maranatha Federation will be responsible for the dissemination of the project. In the framework of dissemination WP, it will perform the following activities: Definition and drafting of dissemination strategy, update the project's website, facebook, twitter and blog with news and links, organize dissemination seminar in Valencia and drafting of report, organize and manage the Spanish stakeholders’ network, organize face to face meetings with key stakeholders and members of the target group, organise visits in Roma settlements for the dissemination of the project to the Roma Communities, organize the Final Conference and drafting the Final Dissemination Report, making a film for the dissemination of the project.

Also, it will organise the following activities: Assist in the review of the training methodology, participate in training of trainers workshops, organise training of teachers, drafting of the national training report, provide support and assistance to children, set-up and monitoring of the support centre in Spain.

Operational and Financial Capacity: The Maranatha Federation is the organization's most important gypsy organisation in Valencia, and has sufficient financial and operational capacity to complete this project without any problems.

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