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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.
2017, 23 June
Activities to develop employment and employability at local levels are a relatively unknown and underused approach. Methods to improve employability and employment opportunities are generally initiated on the national level and they lack the ability to respond to the specific needs that local municipalities and their citizens face. One of the most achievable steps towards local employment development can be found in working to encourage local municipal business expansion. These municipal...
2017, 15 June
Within the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Project the Council of Europe is organising a call for proposals for grants. It aims to co-fund working visits (Module C) as part of the ROMACT Transnational Cooperation and Capacity Building Component. The deadline for this call is 15 September 2017.   For all information on this call and details on the procedure please refer to the documents below. Call for proposal - Appendix I - Appendix II - Appendix...
2017, 15 June
Within the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Project, the Council of Europe is launching a call for proposals for grants. It aims to co-fund national projects aimed at assisting National Support Teams with the implementation of the ROMACT methodology in the countries below.UptheAnteCasinoNight.com Find out the full list of Canadian casinos The deadline for that call is 15 July 2017.   For all information on this call and details on the procedure...

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