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4. Social Inclusion

4.5 Initiatives promoting social inclusion and raising awareness

Last update: 30 March 2021
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  1. Intercultural awareness
  2. Young people's rights
  3. Key initiatives to safeguard democracy and prevent radicalisation leading to violent extremism

lntercultural awareness (“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 2019/Crooked Mirrors Day 2019

  • 9th June 2019
  • NGO Združenie na pomoc ľuďom s mentálnym postihom
  • the aim is to show the potential of the people with mental disseases;
  • 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


Name of the initiative/Programme



Trust Fund Telekom

at Pontis Foundation

Online tlmočník (Online interpreter) 

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)



Dialogue through storytelling


Unia nevidiacich a slabozrakých Slovenska

(Union of blinds and partially-sighted of Slovakia)

Biela pastelka 

(White pastel)

Visual impairment

Regular campaign


Young people's rights


Name of the initiative/programme



OZ Equity


Som neNORMALne fér  

I am abnormally fair  

Equity and Equality


Nové školstvo, o.z.

(New schooling)


Chceme vedieť viac  

(We want to know MORE)  

Inclusive education



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


Name of the initiative/programme




eSlovensko o.z.

Cyber bullying


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

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

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

  • March 2019
  • Ministry of Education, Science, research and Sport of the Slovak Republic (organisaed by IUVENTA – 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
  • IUVENTA – 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).  


Financing of activities run or covered by IUVENTA is through state budget of the MESRS. 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 Programmes for Youth for 2014 – 2020. Other initiatives are covered by other donor sources.

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