The Association of Young Roma in Slovakia (AYR) was established in 1999. It operates in Slovakia. The principal goal of AYR is to unify the intellectual potential of young Roma generation and the direct help with the social and working inclusion into society. The philosophy is based on the systematic and long-term influence on Roma population, physically and socially disadvantaged citizens and low-income families through various projects and programmes. AYR ́s activities emphasize the intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and civic participation.