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2020, 21 April
During this period, ROMACT is adapting its small grants scheme to support the efforts of the municipalities and of the Community Action Groups to respond together to the needs of the most vulnerable and to multiply the good practices across ROMACT municipalities. As a result, 17 ROMACT municipalities in Romania and 29 municipalities in Bulgaria are receiving small grants (to which the local authorities contribute themselves with co-financing and in kind support, like provision of machines for...
2020, 6 April
Often perceived by citizens as the level having the most impact on their living conditions, local authorities are on the forefront on the fight against COVID19 pandemic. While a number of ROMACT municipalities have taken measures to limit the outbreak impact on citizens, the ROMACT Programme is about to support the efforts of the local authorities and of the Community Action Groups to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable. Good practices at local level   In Bulgaria and Romania,...
2019, 20 December
This call for proposals is launched in the framework of the Council of Europe Project ROMACT. It aims to co-fund national projects aimed at assisting National Support Teams with the implementation of the ROMACT methodology in Bulgaria and Romania, with the ultimate aim of building up political will and understanding of Roma inclusion at local level. For all information on this call and details on the procedure please refer to the documents below. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2020...
National Palace of Culture
2019, 5 July
ROMACT organised a national meeting in Bulgaria to address the challenges in planning for Roma inclusion and ensuring dialogue and cooperation at local level, entitled “Mainstreaming Roma Inclusion Issues into Local and Regional Development Policy”. The meeting took place in Sofia on 9 July at the National Palace of Culture. The event provided an opportunity to discuss, based on the evidence collected from the field by ROMACT experts, the issues encountered at local level with...
2019, 9 May
The last Roma Civil Society Monitoring Report on implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategy was recently published. This initiative of the European Parliament, supported by the European Commission, is implemented with the participation of over 90 diverse NGOs from the EU member states. This second monitoring cycle is focussing on progress made in key policies areas such as education, employment, healthcare and housing. The report on Romania contains a set of recommendations as...
2019, 25 February
The ROMACT guide on social housing allocation criteria is based on the continuous needs assessment in ROMACT municipalities and comes in support  to the Romanian local authorities to better understand the social housing allocation methodology and promote the prevention of discriminatory policies in access to housing.   It combines both legal and social approaches and exemplifies potential restrictive criteria as well as criteria that are accessible and already used by some...
2018, 10 December
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 and Romania. Consultants will support the implementation of ROMACT Programme by providing consultancy services on accessing funds under operational programmes. For all information on this call and details on the procedure please refer to the documents below. Bulgaria: Tender file – Act of Engagement  -...
2018, 19 October
Within the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Programme, the Council of Europe is issuing a call for tenders for consultants for provision of intercultural and mediation trainings within the Transnational Cooperation and Capacity Building Component of the ROMACT Programme. Consultants will be expected to provide:   - Intercultural trainings (Module A),   - Mediation trainings (Module B). For all of the information on this call and details on...
2018, 10 October
Following a call for expression of interest, 9 local authorities institutions in Germany and Sweden have been selected to organise intercultural or mediation training provided by ROMACT trainers.  The latest will deliver taylor- made training to a wide range of municipal staff  including municipality staff, social workers, police, health professionals and educational staff during a one-day session. 38 training will be implemented between October 2018 and February 2019 in Berlin, Lippe...
2018, 26 July
On the occasion of the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels, a workshop on " Building capacity for Roma inclusion at local level"  was organised with ROMACT contribution on 11 October. Roma inclusion is an EU priority translated into national strategies. In many municipalities however the lack of political will and administrative capacity hinders progress in improving the living conditions of Roma. In this workshop Bulgarian (Stancho Stavrev, Deputy - Mayor of...

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