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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...
2018, 15 May
Convinced that integration of Roma and other communities can only be successful if built in a sustainable and inclusive manner, Sheffield City Council identified ROMACT structured approach to community development as a good practice to be implemented in the city neighborhoods and requested support to initiate the process.   Following an introduction to ROMACT process with the Advisory Board of Sheffield ROMACT project and a short presentation of INSCHOOL project, 6 facilitators and a...
2018, 12 April
Ahead of International Roma Day, taking place every year on 8 April, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioners Marianne Thyssen, Vĕra Jourová, Corina Creţu and Johannes Hahn stated: "Respect for fundamental rights, including equal treatment, is one of the cornerstones of the European Union. Yet, one of the largest minorities in the EU and in its neighbourhood – the Roma community - still does not fully benefit from these rights. Not only do Roma communities...
2018, 21 February
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 consultants in Bulgaria and Romania. Consultants will support the implementation of ROMACT Programme by providing consultancy services on various topics: - ROMACT methodology/Roma Inclusion/ Social Inclusion policies and practices; - Strategic planning, Technical aspects to implementation of the Local Action Plans and Strategies, Project...
2018, 5 February
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...
2018, 5 February
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...
2017, 7 December
This call for proposals is launched in the framework of the Council of Europe Project “ROMACT IV – Building up political will and understanding of Roma inclusion at local and regional level” (ROMACT IV). It aims to co-fund working visits as part of the ROMACT Transnational Cooperation and Capacity Building Component, which aims at assisting local authorities in better integrating marginalised people, in particular non-nationals of Roma ethnicity. This call concerns the...
Cleaning campaign in Bratsigovo
2017, 31 October
Bratsigovo municipality has recently joined the ROMACT program  and signed an agreement to implement the Program in the beginning of August 2017.   During the past months, the town witnessed some tensions between the Roma and the non-Roma that led to a point in which a petition was sent to the municipality demanding the removal of some illegal Roma houses. The petition claimed that the Roma pollute the environment by disposing their trash close to the dwellings of the Bulgarian...
2017, 11 September
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.

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