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2017, 31 January
Good news for Simona and her family: the construction of their new house is now complete, and the house is connected to electricity and water. However, the house still needs to be furnished and equipped with domestic appliances (refrigerator, washing machine, etc.), and firewood.  Photo Gallery   Accounts for contributions in money are currently closed, but you can still make donations of goods by contacting Ms Laura Tartiu by e-mail : lauratartiu@gmail.com, or at the phone...
2017, 30 January
Mr. Stancho Stavrev, Deputy Mayor of Tundja, provided an overview of the learning, positive experiences and results of the program. Among these achievements were included: the real improvements in communication and collaboration between the Roma community and local authorities; the inclusion of the community in consultation and decision-making processes; an increase in the capacity and concern of municipal officials with regards to the development of integration policies for the Roma community...
2017, 25 January
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 National Facilitators in Romania. The Facilitator will undertake a facilitating function in relation to the implementation of the project activities at municipal level in his/her respective country. In particular, he/she will act as a conduit between Roma communities on one hand, and the Municipal authorities on the other hand, and will work to...
2017, 20 January
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 National Facilitators in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Italy and Slovak Republic. The Facilitator will undertake a facilitating function in relation to the implementation of the project activities at municipal level in his/her respective country. In particular, he/she will act as a conduit between Roma communities on one hand, and the Municipal...
2016, 20 December
In the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Project, the Council of Europe is organising a call for tenders for National Facilitators’ Coordinators in Bulgaria (2), Czech Republic (1), Hungary (1), Italy (1) 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...
2016, 15 December
In the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Project, the Council of Europe is organising a call for tenders for National Project Officers in Bulgaria (1), Czech Republic (1), Hungary(1), Italy (1), Romania (2) and the Slovak Republic (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...
2016, 12 December
The first event of the working visits module of the ROMACT T.C.C is taking place from 12 to 16 December, in Maramures County, Romania. It will prepare the ground for a project targeting Roma reinsertion to the employment market. A team of representatives of  Métropole européenne de Lille, France, and mandated partners such as AFEJI et l’Aréas is visiting Ponorata and Coroieni municipalities to initiate a transnational collaboration with the local authorities and...
2016, 6 December
Launched in 2016, ROMACT T.C.C. (ROMACT Transnational Cooperation Component) is a new component of the ROMACT Programme that focuses on the cooperation between municipalities from or to which movements of marginalised populations occur, with a focus on Roma.  A networking event  took place in Munich on 15-16 December to exchange experiences and enhance cooperation between interested cities. The event gathered representatives of local authorities and mandated NGOs which benefited from...
2016, 22 November
Since our last update on 8 November, new developments took place in Alesd for Simona’s house. The foundation of the house is now complete, and a local priest will provide all the bricks needed for the construction. Thanks to the mobilization, a construction company also offered to do the insulation of the building, the walls plastering and to set up all the electrical system. The Municipality of Alesd will be in charge of building the roof of the house and the ROMACT Community Action...
2016, 9 November
Via regioni.it, read full article in Italian here   (translation from Italian) The President of the Puglia Region, Michele Emiliano, expresses full solidarity and closeness to the Italian representative of the Council of Europe on Roma integration policies, Djiana Pavlovic, and her husband Paolo Cagna Ninchi, who was the target of a racially motivated attack. "I condemn firmly the violence suffered by the president of "Upre Roma", always at the forefront for law enforcement...

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