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Community trainings have started to ensure ROMACT process sustainability in Romania

A series of Community Action Groups trainings has started in North West Romanian ROMACT municipalities. Community empowerment and mobilisation are the main focus of this activity which started in Tarnaveni on 7th March. In that city, which has the largest Roma population in the county of Mures, representatives from the seven Roma communities shared their perception of what constitutes a developed community. They particularly highlighted the importance of education and schooling. “I was impressed by the exercise” stated Sorin Meghesan, Mayor of Tarnaveni, who attended the training. 

A home for Simona (Alesd, Romania): the construction is now finished

Good news for Simona and her family : the construction of their new house is now completed, as well as its connection to electricity and current water. However the house still needs to be furnished and equipped with domestic appliances (refrigerator, washing machine, etc.), and firewood.  Photo Gallery
 
Accounts for contributions in money are currently closed, but you can still make donations of goods by contacting Ms Laura Tartiu by e-mail : lauratartiu@gmail.com, or at the phone number: 0040 264420474.

Call for tenders for ROMACT National Facilitators in Romania - Deadline - 17 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 Romania.
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
 

ROMACT T.C.C working visits have started in Maramures County, Romania.

The first event of the working visits module of the ROMACT T.C.C is taking place from 12 to 16 December, in Maramures County, Romania. It will prepare the ground for a project targeting Roma reinsertion to the employment market.

First lessons and pathways to the future: the first ROMACT TCC networking meeting in Munich

Launched in 2016, ROMACT T.C.C. (ROMACT Transnational Cooperation Component) is a new component of the ROMACT Programme that focuses on the cooperation between municipalities from or to which movements of marginalised populations occur, with a focus on Roma. 

A home for Simona (Alesd, Romania): latest developments

Since our last update on 8 November, new developments took place in Alesd for Simona’s house. The foundation of the house is now complete, and a local priest will provide all the bricks needed for the construction. Thanks to the mobilization, a construction company also offered to do the insulation of the building, the walls plastering and to set up all the electrical system. The Municipality of Alesd will be in charge of building the roof of the house and the ROMACT Community Action Group offered to continue volunteering on the construction site until Simona’s home is finally completed.

Simona’s house in Alesd, Romania under construction

Simona and her children couldn’t have gone through another winter in the cottage they called home.
 

“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.”

Watch the full video of the interview

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