The Project Generating Facility (PGF) is one intervention of the Making the Most which is aimed at building capacity of stakeholders at the local level to articulate Roma concerns as part of the local development agenda and to access EU funding in order to address these concerns. Through project development assistance, training, and advocacy, PGF seeks solutions to problems such as weak visibility of Roma issues at local level, resource and expertise disadvantage, and overly bureaucratic funding procedures, which block access of the most deprived to development opportunities.
OSI selected national partners to implement the initiative in Macedonia, the organization Macedonian Centre for International Cooperation (MCIC) in partnership with the organization Initiative for Social Change (InSoC) to implement the project in Macedonia. Through PGF, OSI will enable partner organizations in their work to assist potential beneficiaries of projects for the Roma communities. This assistance includes: generating project ideas; support to drafting projects; and support in submission of funding proposals.
The development objective is set as: Increased and sustainable social inclusion, capacities for and participation in development processes of Roma people in Macedonia, with particular focus on integration, anti-discrimination and desegregation. Including Roma in all phases of the projects is at the heart of the proposed intervention.