The "SMART GHINDARI"  program is financially supported by a grant granted by Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway through EEA Grants within the Local Development Program, program administered by FRDS.

The project aims to increase the access of Roma people from Ghindari Commune in vulnerable situations to social inclusion services of housing, education, employment, health.
The total value of the project is 1,850,030.00 lei (380,031 .22 €).


1. Increasing access and quality of integrated housing, education, employment, health services for a number of 693 Roma from Ghindari commune, Mureș county, over a period of 20 months.

2. Implementation over a period of 14 months of actions to empower the Roma, especially a number of 55 people, of which 35 Roma women, 10 young Roma, 10 experts and Roma leaders from Ghindari Commune.

3. Combating forms of discrimination against Roma in Ghindari Commune by implementing concrete actions aimed at 200 people of Roma ethnicity, 200 people from the majority population over a period of 14 months.

4. All people who will benefit from the housing service regarding the remedy of the property deeds situation (through the service) will benefit from at least one more service/action (service2) in areas such as: occupation for young people and adults, health for adults, young people, children and, where appropriate, non-formal education for children and their parents.






About the Romanian Social Development Fund (FRDS)

It is a body of public interest established by the Government of Romania by Law no. 129/1998 which administers grant schemes and programs with non-refundable international funding addressed to disadvantaged groups and poor and isolated communities and participates in the effective implementation of projects of national, sectoral and local interest. The main areas targeted by FRDS activity: social inclusion (with emphasis on Roma communities), socio-economic development, equal opportunities, combating poverty, community development, education. Currently, FRDS is the Program Operator for the Local Development Program, funded under the EEA and Norwegian Grants 2014-2021. (

About the EEA and Norwegian Grants

The European Economic Area (EEA) and Norwegian grants represent the contribution of Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Kingdom of Norway to reducing economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and to strengthening bilateral relations with the 15 beneficiary states in Eastern and Southern Europe and the Baltic states.

These financing mechanisms are established on the basis of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, which brings together the EU member states and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as equal partners in the internal market.

In total, the three states contributed €3.3 billion between 1994 and 2014 and €2.8 billion for the 2014-2021 funding period. The EEA Grants are jointly funded by all three donors, and the Norwegian Grants are funded exclusively by Norway and are available in the 13 countries that joined the EU after 2003.

Funds are distributed according to funding programs, within specific priority sectors and fields, objectives and expected results established with each beneficiary state.

More details about the EEA and Norwegian Grants and their results are available at