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2016, 29 February
This call concerns a new component of the ROMACT programme which aims at assisting local authorities in better integrating marginalised people, in particular non-nationals of Roma ethnicity. This component supports capacity building and transnational cooperation activities. 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...
2016, 28 January
The ROMACT Programme has been implemented in Tundzha since October 2013 with results benefitting to all citizens of this municipality located in the South-Eastern part of Bulgaria.     Thanks to the support of the ROMACT Programme, but also to the commitment of the Municipality administration as well as of the Roma communities, a common working front was built with the aim to improve access to education and employment especially for young people, in this area where more than 50% of...
2016, 19 January
The Council of Europe is establishing a pool of Facilitators to work with public administration services and the Roma communities in the municipalities included in the ROMACT Programme in the Czech Republic. ROMACT promotes the cooperation between the Roma communities and the public authorities, through mutual working strategies, shared ownership and commitment to an open dialogue. ROMACT provides support to local administration to implement inclusive good governance practices and sustainable...
2015, 18 December
On 8 and 9 December 2015 the European Commission convened in Brussels an event under the banner "cooperating to integrate most deprived people at the local level". The event brought together more than 100 representatives from EU and international institutions, national, regional and local authorities as well as civil society organisations. The full report gives a detailed overview of the main messages of the event. The main conclusions were the need to foster participation of Roma on...
2015, 9 November
The Council of Europe is establishing a pool of Facilitators to work with public administration services in the municipalities included in the ROMACT Programme - political will and understanding of Roma inclusion at local and regional level in the following Member States: BULGARIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, HUNGARY, ITALY, ROMANIA and SLOVAK REPUBLIC. ROMACT promotes the cooperation between the Roma communities and the public authorities, through mutual working strategies, shared ownership and commitment...
2015, 9 November
The Council of Europe is establishing a pool of experts in local governance and access to EU funding to work within the National Support Teams of the ROMACT Programme in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Slovak Republic. ROMACT promotes the cooperation between the Roma communities and the public authorities, through mutual working strategies, shared ownership and commitment to an open dialogue. ROMACT provides support to local administration to implement inclusive good...
2015, 23 September
IMPORTANT: Please note that the deadline of the Call for Tenders was extended to the 5 October 2015, with a new deadline for posting questions set to the 30 September 2015. The answers to additional questions will be published on both ROMED and ROMACT websites on the 1 October 2015. As mentioned in the Tender File and the article posted on 14/09/2015, the ROMED and ROMACT Secretariat provides answers to the questions posted by potential bidders. In response to the first set of questions...
2015, 15 September
UPDATE 23/09/2015 - The deadline for the submission of tenders was extended to 5 October 2015 at 0h00 CET. The ROMED and ROMACT Programmes are launching a common call for tenders for the hosting, development, design and maintenance of the two websites http://coe-romact.org and http://coe-romed.org. Bidders are invited to present their offers in accordance with the requirements set out in the documents attached. The deadline for submission of bids is 27 September 2015 at 0h00 CET by post and by...
2015, 18 August
The Council of Europe is establishing a pool of experts in local governance and access to EU funding to work within the National Support Teams of the ROMACT Programme in Bulgaria and Romania ROMACT promotes the cooperation between the Roma communities and the public authorities, through mutual working strategies, shared ownership and commitment to an open dialogue. ROMACT provides support to local administration to implement inclusive good governance practices and sustainable plans of...
2015, 14 August
The Council of Europe is recruiting Facilitators to work with public administration services in the municipalities included in the ROMACT Programme - political will and understanding of Roma inclusion at local and regional level in the following Member States: BULGARIA, CZECH REPUBLIC AND ROMANIA. ROMACT promotes the cooperation between the Roma communities and the public authorities, through mutual working strategies, shared ownership and commitment to an open dialogue. ROMACT provides support...

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