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Call for tenders for ROMACT National Facilitators in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Italy and Slovak Republic - Deadline - 10 February 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 National Facilitators in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Italy and Slovak Republic.
The Facilitator will undertake a facilitating function in relation to the implementation of the project activities at municipal level in his/her respective country. In particular, he/she will act as a conduit between Roma communities on one hand, and the Municipal authorities on the other hand, and will work to ensure effective implementation of activities in one or more municipalities, as applicable.

Call for tenders for ROMACT National Facilitators' Coordinators in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Romania- Deadline- 15 January 2017

In the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Project, the Council of Europe is organising a call for tenders for National Facilitators’ Coordinators in Bulgaria (2), Czech Republic (1), Hungary (1), Italy (1) 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 number of municipalities by facilitators.

Call for tenders for ROMACT National Project Officers in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Romania and the Slovak Republic- Deadline- 08 January 2017

In the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Project, the Council of Europe is organising a call for tenders for National Project Officers in Bulgaria (1), Czech Republic (1), Hungary(1), Italy (1), Romania (2) and the Slovak Republic (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 Focal Point, 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
 

“We have more and more local administrations that want to work with us” - SRSG for Roma Issues on ROMACT

In the premises of the Council of Europe (CoE) office in Brussels, Valeriu Nicolae, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the CoE (SRSG) for Roma issues talked about ROMACT and ROMED as successful long-term programmes that bring about concrete results at local level: “We have more and more local administrations that want to work with us and develop plans for social inclusion of Roma, which is very much in line with the Framework Strategies for Roma inclusion.”

Message of Commissioner Vera Jourova at ROMACT launch event in Prague, Czech Republic

Translation of Commissioner Věra Jourová speech, for the ROMACT Programme launch event in Czech Republic on  September 9th 2016 (VIDEO CZ ONLY)
 
Ladies and Gentlemen,

National Launch Event in Prague, Czech Republic

In the framework of the joint EU/CoE ROMACT Programme a Launch Event took place in Prague, Czech Republic on 9 September 2016. The launching event was organized jointly by the Council of Europe and the European Commission in cooperation with the National Support Team of the ROMACT Programme in the Czech Republic.

The objective of the launch event was to explain how the ROMACT programme helps building the capacity of local authorities to develop and implement policies and public services that are inclusive of all, including Roma. This opportunity was used to discuss what leads local authorities and Roma communities to engage into the ROMACT programme and what implementing the ROMACT programme concretely means.

Budišov nad Budišovkou – Becoming committed for change

Team meeting before starting the work.

Started in February 2016 in Budišov nad Budišovkou, Czech Republic, the ROMACT Programme is establishing, step by step, the foundations for a more in depth cooperation between the Local Authorities and the Roma communities.
Answering the need expressed by the Roma community through the recently set up Community Action Group (CAG), the municipality has provided materials for painting the common spaces of a local residential building in Berounská Street, in order to improve living conditions of its Roma and non-Roma tenants. 

Call for Expression of Interest - ROMACT Facilitators in Czech Republic- 18 February

The Council of Europe is establishing a pool of Facilitators to work with public administration services and the Roma communities in the municipalities included in the ROMACT Programme in the Czech Republic.
ROMACT promotes the cooperation between the Roma communities and the public authorities, through mutual working strategies, shared ownership and commitment to an open dialogue. ROMACT provides support to local administration to implement inclusive good governance practices and sustainable plans of development. It facilitates the access to relevant resources, including better use of EU funds. ROMACT is implemented presently in 6 countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Slovak Republic.

Call for Expression of Interest - ROMACT Facilitators- deadline 11 December 2015

The Council of Europe is establishing a pool of Facilitators to work with public administration services in the municipalities included in the ROMACT Programme - political will and understanding of Roma inclusion at local and regional level in the following Member States: BULGARIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, HUNGARY, ITALY, ROMANIA and SLOVAK REPUBLIC.

Call for Expression of Interest - ROMACT Experts - deadline 11 December 2015

The Council of Europe is establishing a pool of experts in local governance and access to EU funding to work within the National Support Teams of the ROMACT Programme in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Slovak Republic.

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