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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...
2018, 30 May
Le volet Coopération transnationale et renforcement des compétences  (TCC) du Programme ROMACT (programme conjoint de la Commission Européenne et du Conseil de l’Europe) vise à aider les autorités locales à mieux intégrer les personnes défavorisées, particulièrement les non-ressortissants d’origine ethnique rom. Ce programme est fondé sur l’idée qu’il n’existe pas de solution...
2018, 30 May
Le volet Coopération transnationale et renforcement des compétences  (TCC) du Programme ROMACT  vise à aider les autorités locales à mieux intégrer les personnes défavorisées, particulièrement les non-ressortissants d’origine ethnique rom. Ce programme est fondé sur l’idée qu’il n’existe pas de solution unique et que les autorités locales sont les plus aptes à identifier...
2018, 30 May
  The Transnational Cooperation and Capacity Building component of the ROMACT programme (ROMACT TCC) aims at assisting local authorities in better integrating marginalised people, in particular non-nationals of Roma ethnicity. It is based on the assumption that local authorities are best placed to identify challenges and needs in their territories as no one-size solution fits all. It also draws on expertise of the Council of Europe, more notably in interventions at local level,...
2018, 23 May
This call for proposals is launched in the framework of the Council of Europe Project “ROMACT V – building capacity at local level for the integration of Roma” (ROMACT V). It aims to co-fund working visits as part of the ROMACT Transnational Cooperation and Capacity Building Component (ROMACT TCC), which aims at assisting local authorities in better integrating marginalised people, in particular non-nationals of Roma ethnicity. This component supports capacity building and...

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