2016, 11 October
The ROMACT process is advancing in the municipalities of implementation. While the wait can be rather long when it comes to implementation of infrastructure or more long-term projects, due to the length of procedures pertaining to these types of projects , Community Action Groups (CAG) in several locations in Romania chose to address some of their short-term priorities with measures that require little or no budgeting and which can be conducted immediately. Such was the case in Calvini and...
2016, 6 October
It was an ambitious goal, but the ROMACT T.C.C. mediation training was complete within only two days (3-4 October 2016), instead of three and a half as it is usually required.
Organised in cooperation with the Good Relations Office of the Belfast City Council, the session was conducted by Ms Lisa Rose, and involved some 14 participants, representing both public bodies and NGOs from Belfast. A small number of participants were representatives of the Health Service Executive of...
2016, 4 October
Between 4 – 5 October 2016, the ROMACT team in Slovakia – facilitators and the National Project Officer – as well as municipal representatives from newly selected municipalities are following a coaching session in preparation of the implementation of the Programme.
The new round of municipalities joining ROMACT includes the following locations: Hostice, Kolackov, Lomnicka, Radnovce, Stropkov, Vrbnica, Zbudske Dlhe. All mayors of these additional 7 municipalities in...
2016, 4 October
The Community Action Group (CAG) in Turda, more precisely of the Barbu Lautaru street, has been active since the beginning of 2016. With the guidance of the ROMACT facilitator, they have identified long-term and short-term priorities, a number of which they have been able to address themselves.
The cleaning action organised on 30 September 2016 was one of the ideas that came up during their regular meetings with the facilitator, as something they felt they could do and through which they could...
2016, 3 October
On the 30 September, the campaign "A home for Simona" was launched online - an idea initated by the Community Action Group (CAG) in Alesd and put into practice with the support of the ROMACT Romania National Support Team.
The members of the CAG were moved by the particularly difficult situation of one of the Roma citizens in Alesd - Obor, Ms Simona Csonka - a mother of four living in a shack that is on the point of collapsing.
Her health condition, the scarce employment...
2016, 30 September
On 9 September 2016, the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) published a report on the promotion of the inclusion of Roma and Travellers, with a focus on access to education and employment. In line with ROMACT approach, the report underlines that “it is time to move beyond stereotypes and to recognise Roma and Travellers as actors in their own future”.
Mr Tobias Zech, the rapporteur, also considers that the local...
2016, 28 September
As a result of the call for proposals for the ROMACT Transnational Cooperation Component (T.C.C.) closed on 29 April 2016, mediators’ trainings are organised upon the requests expressed by applicant municipalities under Module B of ROMACT T.C.C – Training of Mediators.
The first training under this new component is currently being held in Dortmund, Germany (27-30 September 2016), and is organised in cooperation with ISB Dortmund (Interessengemeinschaft sozialgewerblicher Beschä...
2016, 21 September
In August 2016, Ms Desislava Todorova, Mayor of Borovan signed the Agreement letter for the implementation of ROMACT Programme in the municipality. This initial commitment is the first out of four steps of implementation of the ROMACT process that is meant to help municipalities improve the living conditions of disadvantaged communities including Roma.
Located in the Vratsa Province, northwestern Bulgaria, Borovan has a total population of approximately 6000 inhabitants, out of...
2016, 14 September
Translation of Commissioner Věra Jourová speech, for the ROMACT Programme launch event in Czech Republic on September 9th 2016 (VIDEO CZ ONLY)
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Unfortunately I cannot be today with you at the launch of the ROMACT programme in the Czech Republic. Allow me to send my regards through this video.
As you know the topic of Roma integration belongs to my agenda as Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality.
The European Commission has built a...
2016, 9 September
In the framework of the joint EU/CoE ROMACT Programme a Launch Event took place in Prague, Czech Republic on 9 September 2016. The launching event was organized jointly by the Council of Europe and the European Commission in cooperation with the National Support Team of the ROMACT Programme in the Czech Republic.
The objective of the launch event was to explain how the ROMACT programme helps building the capacity of local authorities to develop and implement policies and public services that...
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