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4. Social Inclusion

4.5 Initiatives promoting social inclusion and raising awareness

Last update: 29 January 2024

lntercultural awareness and inclusion (“acceptable for job”)/ Roma Employment Campaign - Fighting Prejudices

  • May 2019 – ongoing
  • NGO Divé maky
  • The campaign invites to a special (fictitious) page that would make the CV more suitable for work interview. The page would “whiten” your photo page if it is too dark and changes address or name if it evokes a Roma origin and increases the chances of being invited to a job interview.
  • The aim is to point to the fact that a CV sent by a Roma candidate has 50% less chance of receiving a response.

Deň krivých zrkadiel /Crooked Mirrors Day 

  • annual exhibition
  • NGO Združenie na pomoc ľuďom s mentálnym postihnutím Association to Support People with Developmental Disabilities 
  • the aim is to show the potential of the people with intellectual disabilities;
  • activities of the campaing taking place in capital and bigger centres of Slovakia (Bratislava, Dolný Kubín, Komárno, Košice, Malacky, Nitra, Trnava)
  • presentations of products and activities of target groups.

Other on-going programmes and initiatives of non-governmental non-profit organizations

NGO Name of the initiative/Programme Theme Activities

Trust Fund Telekom

at Pontis Foundation

  Persons with hearing impairments Education/Training, Dialogue.

Proti prúdu


Nota Bene Newsletter

Nota Bene Books

Luggage porters

Support of homeless people Dialogue, Training, Campaign

EDUMA, n.o.

(From Emotions to Knowledge)

Online živá knižnica

(Online living library)

Inclusion Dialogue through storytelling

Unia nevidiacich a slabozrakých Slovenska

(Union of blinds and partially-sighted of Slovakia)

(White pastel) Visual impairment Regular campaign
A - Centrum Pathways to Inclusion / Cesty k inklúzii Inclusion in youth work Training programme with accreditation

Young people's rights

NGO Name of the initiative/programme Theme Activities
OZ Equity   Equity and Equality Campaign

Nové školstvo, o.z.

(New schooling)

  Inclusive education Campaign

Other programmes and initiatives of non-governmental non-profit organizations

NGO Name of the initiative/programme Theme Tools/Activities
eSlovensko o.z. Cyber bullying Campaign
Open Society Foundation

A call for humanity / Výzva k ľudskosti

Tell it to my eyes / Povedz mi to do očí

BUT can not hide the hate / ALE hejt neskryje

Support for migrants/refugees Grant programme, Campaign, Dialogue
Special Olympics Slovakia  #smespecial / We are Special Supporitng incusion trough the sports for the intelectually disabled persons Campaing, Declaration of inclusion
Platform of the Families of Children with Disabilities 

I See The Essential 

/ Vidím to podstatné 

Inclusion of children with disabilities  Campaign
Mareena  Looking for Similarities project COPE Preventing anti – muslim hatred  Project, Campaign
STORM Program ECHO  Harm Reduction, streetwork, increasing awareness Project


Key initiatives to safeguard democracy and prevent radicalisation leading to violent extremism

The Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic has recently developed The Conceptual Framwork for Countering Radicalistion and Extremism by 2024. Th Ministry also provides the subsidies for the prevention of criminality and deal with the support for the violence victims as well as the prevention of trafficking. In 2021 the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic has prepared the National Strategy of Roma Equality, Inclusion and Participation 2030

The Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic has established the National Coordination Center for Resolving the Violence on Children (2014) which impements the National Strategy on the Protection of Children against Violence, updated in 2019 . It includes digital and sexual abuse prevention and measures.

The Plenipotentiary of the Civic Society is another subject to ensure the open democracy approach in the Slovak Republic. The office participate in the  Open Goverment Partnership Initiative and is running the National Projects on Participation  PART and PARTII including the participative approach in developing the initiatives in the equal access to processes of development of the policies on local, regional and national levels. 

Radicalization of Youth? Its Causes and Prevention in Youth work – international conference

  • March 2019
  • Ministry of Education, Research, Development and Youth of the Slovak Republic (organisaed by NIVAM – Slovak Youth Institute);
  • to create platform for learning and inspiration by sharing experiences and innovative approaches to empower young people through youth work;
  • youth workers, teachers from 22 countries,
  • program presented outcomes of expert groups (European Commission, Council of Europe), various researches  and good practices from youth work.

Living Libraries / Živé knižnice

  • ongoing
  • NIVAM – Slovak Youth Institute
  • to fight prejudices among young people by allowing them to meet people from groups frequently facing  discrimination in Slovak society;
  • elementary and secondary schools in the regions (2018 – Bratislava, Nitra, Žilina, 2019 - Prešov, Košice, Banská Bystrica, Trenčín, 2020 – online).  

Living Libraries are realised by various  organisations such as Amnesty International, Saplinq, EDUMA, A Centrum, Oz Marginal, UNHCR and others.


Financing of activities run or covered by NIVAM is through state budget of the Ministry of Education, Research, Development and Youth of the Slovak Republic. State subsidies in the field of youth work are provided on the basis of the Act on Youth Work Support and under conditions specified by the Subsidies Directive nr. 48/2021 about the youth work. Other initiatives are covered by various donor sources.

Quality assurance

There is no quality assurance apart from the standard participants evaluation.