• REF staff began to coordinate its work with the National Coordinators of the International Steering Committee of the Decade of Roma Inclusion. After the most recent meeting of the Steering Committee in Prague, a number of countries were visited,

  • The REF Board met for the first time in its new Budapest office on September 9, 2005 to review the first cohort of its education projects, progress in establishing the organization, and the 2005 work program.  Four education projects were approved subject to satisfactory arrangements that need to be worked out with the project implementing organizations and some of the governments involved.  Once all pending details are settled, all REF projects will be listed on our website.

  • The Roma Education Fund has opened its operational office in Budapest, Hungary on September 1, 2005.

    It can be reached at the following address and telephone numbers:

    1056 Budapest Váci utca 63. II. 1.
    Phone number:  235-8030
    Fax number:  235-8031

  • The REF Board met on October 18, 2005 to review the second cohort of proposed education projects. Seventeen projects were reviewed, of which ten were approved, four rejected and three deferred. A list of the approved projects (September and October) .

  • On Wednesday, February 22, the launch of the Roma Education Fund took place at the University of Bucharest in presence of Marko Bela, Romania Vice Prime Minister and the major representatives of the Roma civil society organizations.