What we do

The project „Replicable integrated interventions for inclusive housing and tackling marginalization in Cluj Metropolitan Area” (Pata 2) aims to continue the process of desegregation in the disadvantaged community from Pata-Rât, started by the project “Pata-Cluj, an integrated approach to social inclusion”, completed on 20 April 2017.

The current project has a twofold general objective:

Firstly, it seeks to reduce the housing, social and economic disparities between the area under Pata-Rât and the majority population in Cluj-Napoca.

Secondly, it aims to combat the risk of social exclusion among other poor families in the Cluj Metropolitan Area, especially Roma families, but not only , which, in the absence of the support offered by the project, could be constrained by economic and social circumstances to move to Pata-Rât or other marginalised areas.

Specific aims of the project:

1. Continue the desegregation of the marginalised urban area Pata-Rât by ensuring a minimum of 30 decent social housing and the implementation of the„Replicable methodology for Resettlement and Inclusion of low-income families from segregated marginalised areas”. The programme will include the selection of beneficiary families, preparation of movement and post-movement assistance for a minimum of 30 families over a period of 36 months.

2. Facilitate social inclusion for 1.550 people at risk of poverty and social exclusion: 720 residents in the marginalised urban area Pata-Rât and at least 30 other people at risk of poverty and social exclusion will benefit from support for accessing quality public services (psycho-social, educational, health and urban transport) during the 36 months of the project; A minimum of 800 children in classes 1 to 4 in the metropolitan area will benefit from non-formal education support services that improve their skills, school attendance and reduce drop-out rates.

3. Increase the institutional capacity to respond to the needs of marginalised groups and by developing the„Replicable methodology for Resettlement and Inclusion of low-income families from segregated marginalised areas”, the training of 30 professionals, including relevant staff in the public social welfare service for the implementation of the methodology, the learning from Norwegian good practices, and and formulating in a participatory way a set of public policy recommendations for housing in the 36 months of the project

The project is carried out at the level of the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca and the Cluj Metropolitan Area, between 18.12.2019 and 18.12.2022. The value of the contract is RON 20.439.118,69, of which the EEA/Norwegian grant amounts to 17.373.250,88 lei and the public co-financing 3.065.867,80 lei

Funding is provided by the “Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Roma Inclusion Programme”, supported by the EEA and Norway Grants, operated by the Romanian Social Development Fund.