ENAR grants 90,000€ to member projects under 2021 National Project scheme

Brussels, 24/06/2021 - ENAR grants 90,000€ to 15 different members projects under ENAR National Project scheme in 2021. The scheme is designed to resource and build the capacities of our Network, to strengthen their existing work and to support their new ideas and endeavours.

24 June 2021

ENAR grants 90,000€ to 15 different members projects under our National Project scheme in 2021.

Our National Project scheme is designed to resource and build the capacities of our Network, to strengthen their existing work and to support their new ideas and endeavours. Out of the 15 projects we granted this year, we allocated 6 to specifically focusing on empowering Black Women in Europe. This year we were pleased to receive a large volume of excellent project proposals.

If you’re interested in which projects were granted, please have a look below. But rest assured, some of these members will have the opportunity to share with you more details on their projects at our Extra-Ordinary General Assembly in September 2021.

Project Overview

Associazione Àltera’s project “SUPER for SMSTs” aims create the conditions for a meaningful participation of small and medium sized towns (SMSTs) based CSOs in the process to develop, implement and revise Local Action Plans against racism, xenophobia and hate crime, providing guidelines for the creation of safe spaces for victims and persons at risk of hate crimes in the framework of both law enforcement agencies and City services.

Anti-Racist Forum’s project “Nordic Black Feminist Circle” aims to remedy the violence and neglect that Black women experience as critical leaders in both the anti-racist and feminist movements, and empower them in the Nordics by providing a forum for Black women to connect, build community and develop coalitions and collaborations for ongoing and future projects.

Centre for Peace Studies’ project “Cross-border Free Legal Aid” aims to build the capacities of free legal aid providers, increasing the access and quality of free legal aid provision to groups at risk of racism and discrimination. Additionally, they intend to provide capacity building trainings for groups at risk of racism and discrimination on topics including public speaking, identifying instances of hate crime and speech, and empowering people to report these instances.

Czech Helsinki Committee’s project “Support, Justice and Compensation for Roma Women in Czech Republic” aims to advocate for the law on compensation for forcibly sterilised women will be enacted, and to provide victims of forced sterilisation with information and emotional support throughout the process, and if the law is passed to access the compensation. Additionally, they will raise awareness on the issue of forced sterilization of Roma women on a national and international level.

DJASS’ project “Tchoka Fusion Dialogue” aims to promote social integration, economic independence, and build the capacities of Black migrant women, by training them to start up their own businesses based on recycling and upcycling furniture and vintage objects, and the create of handicrafts and urban crafts. This project will include training on marketing and sales for their items.

Dokustelle’s project “Boost up your Skills” aims to build the capacities of Dokustelle volunteers and other BiPOC-led organisations, to equip activists with knowledge, skills and strategies for self-care, networking and fundraising.

The European Network on Religion and Belief’s (ENORB) project “More Power to Intersection” aims to bring together organisations at the intersection of religion, LGBTQ+ issues and feminism, to reflect and elaborate strategies for collective empowerment, and to build a European coalition and informal network to exchange good practices, information on national contexts, mutual support and to collaborate in future partnerships.

The European Race & Imagery Foundation’s project “Black voices matter: editing and blogging for the empowerment of Black women” aims to empower and amplify the voices of Black women by curating a written, multilingual and freely accessible online blog series, inviting Black women from ERIF’s transnational network to write and publish posts for their ongoing series ‘#Blackvoicesmatter’. In the long-term, this blog post series will empower ERIF’s broader audience of Black women and allies, who can draw from a dynamic and publicly accessible archive of texts in order to reflect, analyse, and find courage and inspiration to resist and thrive.

FEMYSO’s project “Active Citizens” aims to develop and inspire social changemarkers on both a national and European levels, by bringing together active youth participants across Europe from different social and cultural backgrounds for an intensive four day retreat, where they will utilise non formal education methods as tools to illustrate the importance of social entrepreneurship and promoting ideas of community organising.

Greek Forum of Migrants’ project “Empowering Migrant and Refugee Communities in the era of Covid-19” aims to equip migrant and refugee communities and organisations with useful tools, procedures and information about their acess to; sustenance, housing and employment, health care and legal information, education, and combatting racism crime and hate speech- including both victims support and increasing he public visibility of hate crime and speech.

Kazumba and EducAR’s project “Projeto MORAR - Movimentod e Rua Antirracista” is an opportunity for culinary encounters in restaurants owned by Black migrant women, to hear the stories of the chefs and discuss the the preparation of dishes that bring to mind their affections of territory, memory and discussions about being Black women, immigrants, LGBTQIA+, and the expectations, stereotypes and taboos. From these spaces and discussions they will strengthen their organisational plans and capacities.

La Voix des Rrom’s project “The May 16 Movement” aims to offer training sessions to various stakeholders (schools, social workers, public administrations, etc) in the Seine-Saint-Denis district (93) to equip them with the knowledge ad tools to combat antigypsism in their professional spheres. This project will also support victims of discrimination to access to rights and justice (legal and social support and mediation), through an approach of empowerment (from awareness to discrimination to autonomisation through the providing of legal or mediation remedies).

Nisa-Nashim’s project “Nisa-Nashim National Retreat” aims to organise a skill sharing and capacity building event for their co-chairs and members. They will work with Muslim and Jewish women and communities across the UK to rebuild and strengthen their network and to strategise on spreading their messages/values within local and regional communities and at state level through engagement with policy makers and influencers.

Stichting OCAN’s project “Director of my Life” aims to promote the resilience of Black women, to guide them to access services in the Netherlands and become self-reliant. Additionally, their project will focus on building the organisational capacities and upskilling grassroots leaders to continue this work and to support their beneficiaries in a structured way.

WOW e.v. CMGJ’s project “Gender Justice Beyond Borders Leadership Programme” aims to equip youth advocates with the skills and knowledge to advocate for migrant rights and gender justice at the EU level. The six-month program consists of three components: education, research, and advocacy.

ENAR’s National Project Scheme 2021 is generously supported by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and Hunkemoller’s Black Women’s Empowerment Scheme in partnership with supermodel Duckie Thot.

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