After the published information that the Open Society Foundation of Soros will allocate and allocate to the new European Roma Foundation about 100 million euros, which will then direct them to the implementation of projects intended for the Roma community in several spheres for the sustainable development of the Roma from Europe , comments started through social networks on how these funds could be used. The comments have a positive connotation, but there are also a lot of negative ones.
The positive aspects are that it will contribute to the continuation of the planned implementation plans for the benefit of the Roma community. But in the negative comments, the thesis was represented that those funds will not go in the right direction and properly used. Where does that pessimism come from?
In those comments, the thesis that those funds will be a space for manipulations and realization of certain groups, from which the majority of Roma will not see any great benefit, is most often represented.
Conspiracies and behind-the-scenes games of some of the organizations are most often mentioned, and they also go in the direction that most of the funds intended for the Roma ended up in non-Roma organizations, which in the end had no contact points with the Roma, and they used those funds for completely other uses, where the Roma played only an "episodic" role. So that attitude stems from negative experiences in the past and the use of those funds.
Could such a thing be repeated even now, knowing that now the Roma Foundation will dispose of those funds and know how to "channel" them to the real projects that are in the interest of the Roma community.
And we should also hope that the funds will be allocated equally and for the highest purpose, and not by favoring any group or state.
But time will tell who was right, whether those with negative comments or those whose comments were in a positive direction. The team of the new Roma Foundation in Europe, whose headquarters will be in Brussels and headed by Mr. Željko Jovanović, will not have an easy task at all.