GTM has a long history of working from community work and human rights based approaches. A values-based approach was adopted for the Strategic Plan 2018 - 2022. This approach acknowledges the centrality of values to the motivation of the individuals involved with Galway Traveller Movement and to the purpose, direction and priorities of GTM as an organisation. A values-based approach makes our shared values held within GTM explicit.
A values-based approach empowers GTM and underpins the strength of our organisation. This approach places our shared values at the heart of decision-making and strategic planning. It ensures they inform the activities prioritised by GTM and their implementation. It provides for these shared values to be the starting point for evaluating the work of GTM.
GTM work is motivated and guided by the following five values:
For each of the five values, we have one core strategic objective, and a number of indicators. This is the framework to progress the strategic areas of importance have been prioritised by the Traveller community in Galway.