The FSG began its activities in the 1960s and it was legally established as an association in 1982. In 2001, it was constituted as a foundation. It works towards the integral promotion of the Roma community on Spain. The FSG develops all kinds of actions that contribute to achieving the full citizenship of Roma persons, improving their living conditions, promoting equal treatment and preventing all forms of discrimination, as well as promoting the recognition of the cultural identity of the Roma community.
Fundación Secretariado Gitano – FSG (Spain) works for the integral promotion of the Roma community based on respect and support for their cultural identity. We seek to guarantee the access of Roma to rights, services, goods and social resources on an equal footing with the rest of the citizens.
We have a offices throughout the country and we are present in 77 cities and towns in Spain.
FSG has almost 20 years of experience managing ESF funded projects for Roma inclusion in the field of employment and education. Some of our programmes (Acceder and Promociona) have been recognised as “Best Practices” by several European and Spanish institutions.
Acceder is one of the most effective employment programmes with the greatest impact on the socio-labour inclusion of Roma. Between 2000 and 2017, 98,864 people have taken part in this programme and 74,792 labour contracts have been signed. During the academic year 2017-2018 81% of students taking part in the Promociona programme were able to finish secondary school and 87% proceeded to post compulsory education.