“Most Roma Friendly Mayor” Award, 2024
The winners will be selected through a competition open to municipalities willing to apply for the award “Most Roma Friendly Mayor”. The competition is being simultaneously implemented in the Western Balkans and Türkiye, and there will be one winner for each country.
The awarded mayors from Albania, Serbia, Kosovo, Republic of North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Türkiye, will participate in a special event from 9th to 11th of April 2024, in the frame of the Roma Week, organised in Brussels where they will meet high representative from DG NEAR.
The award ceremony will emphasize positive examples of Roma inclusion, highlighting the philosophy of empowerment, mobilization and equal dialogue between local authorities and Roma communities, where the municipalities and the Roma community can come together and engage in a dialogue on an equal level.
The competition for this award will be open from February 8th until February 29th, 2024. An independent jury will be established in each country, and it will, based on the given questionnaire, select the winner of the contest "Most Roma Friendly Mayor".
• The application form completed
• Articles, /news/reports/documents/protocols that support your responds in the application form
• Feedback /Roma Community assessment regarding the municipality
The application form can be mailed to:, or be sent via email to: , until February 29th 2024, local time 23:59.
This activity is implemented in the frame of the project “Romani Women POWER OF CHANGE in the Western Balkans and Turkey”, financed by the European Union, Europe Aid / 162473/DH/ACT/Multi, Project number CN 2019/413-758.