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Call for tenders for ROMACT National Facilitators’ Coordinators in Bulgaria and Romania - Deadline- 27 February 2018

Within the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Programme, the Council of Europe is organising a call for tenders for National Facilitators' Coordinators in Bulgaria (2) and Romania (2).
The National Facilitators’ Coordinator will undertake an organizational and coordination function in relation to the implementation of the ROMACT project activities at local level and will act as a conduit between facilitators on one hand, and the National Project Officer on the other hand, and will work to ensure effective implementation of activities in a number of municipalities by facilitators.
For all information on this call and details on the procedure please refer to the documents below.

Call for tenders for ROMACT National Project Officers in Bulgaria and Romania - Deadline- 27 February 2018

Within the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Programme, the Council of Europe is organising a call for tenders for National Project Officers in Bulgaria (1) and Romania (1).
The National Project Officer will undertake a coordination function in relation to the implementation of the ROMACT project and will act as a conduit between national, regional and local authorities on one hand, and the National Facilitators’ Coordinator, Facilitators and Roma communities on the other hand, and will work to ensure effective cooperation between these different stakeholders.
For all information on this call and details on the procedure please refer to the documents below.

Isperih Municipality Results! Monthly Fees have been cancelled for Nurseries and Kindergartens

The Isperih municipality has been participating in the ROMACT programme since 2015 and one of the first actions was to form a patrnership which includes the ROMACT programme team, the municipality administration and the Community Action Group (CAG).  This partnership team was established to ensure that the voice of the Roma community is included in the municipality policy process and it is already yeilding positive results.
 
During an additional Isperih Municipal Council session on the 28 December 2017, the council considered the Mayor’s direction to discuss the matter of nursery and kindergarten accessibility. The meeting resulted in a unanimous vote to end monthly fees for nursery and kindergarten services to children in the municipality.

Positive dialogue and taking responsibility in Bratsigovo, Bulgaria

Cleaning campaign in Bratsigovo

Bratsigovo municipality has recently joined the ROMACT program  and signed an agreement to implement the Program in the beginning of August 2017.
 

ROMACT achievements in a Snapshot

Since October 2013 until July 2017, ROMACT has been implemented in 123 municipalities, generating over 25 000000 € through inclusive projects for approx. 65 000 beneficiaries, with an average investment of 25 000 € per municipality per year.
If you want to know more about these achievements, you can visit our dedicated page.

ROMACT call for proposal for grants for support organisations in Bulgaria, Italy, Romania and Slovak Republic- Deadline 15 July 2017

Within the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Project, the Council of Europe is launching a call for proposals for grants.
It aims to co-fund national projects aimed at assisting National Support Teams with the implementation of the ROMACT methodology in the countries below.
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The deadline for that call is 15 July 2017.
 
For all information on this call and details on the procedure please refer to the documents below for relevant country:

Call for tenders for consultants in Bulgaria, Italy and Romania- Deadline: 11 May 2017

Within the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Project, the Council of Europe is organising a call for tenders for consultants in Bulgaria, Italy and Romania.

Consultants will support the implementation of ROMACT Programme by providing consultancy services on various topics:

ROMACT TCC- Transnational Working Visit- ISB e.V.(Dortmund) to Plovdiv

From 13 to 17 March, in the frame of ROMACT Transnational Cooperation Component and Capacity Building (TCC) Programme, a team of 5 representatives of ISB.e.V. – Interessengemeinschaft sozialgewerblicher Beschäftigungsinitiativen from Dortmund, Germany visited Sofia and Plovdiv in Bulgaria for a working visit.  The German delegation first joined the representatives of the National Council for Cooperation on Ethnic and Integration Issues in Sofia to discuss the general framework of Roma policies implementation in Bulgaria.

Building blocks to address the challenges ahead. ROMACT in Maglizh. Insight from Liliya Makaveeva*

Community Action Group training on advocacy, August 2016

On the 25th September 2012, the Mayor of Maglizh took decisive action to demolish 34 illegal shanty houses.  The Mayor’s justification for the demolition of the homes was that they were built without any regard for municipal regulations and, therefore, put the lives and health of the residents at risk.  The demolition seemingly failed to recognise that the building were the only homes of nearly 200 Roma, half of that number were children.
 

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