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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...
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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...
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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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2016, 2 September
The ROMACT programme began in Budišov nad Budišovkou, Czech Republic started in February 2016.  The ROMACT programme is taking a step by step approach to establish the foundations for constructive and in-depth cooperation between Local Authorities and Roma communities.   In response to the expressed need to improve living conditions of Roma and non-Roma which was put forward by the Roma community through the recently established Community Action group (CAG), the...
2016, 11 August
Dieser neuerliche Aufruf bezieht sich auf den neuen Teil des ROMACT-Programms, der darauf abzielt, die Lokalverwaltung bei der besseren Integration von Randgruppen zu unterstützen. Vor allem zielt er auf die bessere Integration von Angehörigen der Volksgruppe der Roma ab. Dieser Programmteil unterstützt daher den Aufbau von Know-how im Bereich soziale Inklusion und transnationale Kooperationen, also Zusammenarbeit von Gemeinden und Städten in verschiedenen Ländern....
2016, 22 July
The Council of Europe is looking for expert trainers to provide intercultural training to municipal staff participating in the ROMACT Programme’s Capacity Building and Transnational Cooperation component. This Call falls within the scope of the intercultural training module, which is part of the Transnational Cooperation and Capacity Building Component of the Programme. The overall aim is to assist local authorities in better integrating marginalised people, in particular non-nationals of...
2016, 21 July
The Romanian Ministry of European Funds has recently announced the extension to 15 september 2016 of the deadline for applications for the call for projects within the Operational Program Human Capital (POCU) 1, 2 and 3. These call for projects are financed under the specific objectives 4.1 Local Integrated Development in marginalized communities with a Roma minority and 4.2 Local Integrated Development in marginalized communities.   This announcement is of particular importance to ROMACT...
2016, 5 July
This call concerns the 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...

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