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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...
2016, 29 June
29/06/2016 The Romanian government has just issued an Emergency Ordinance meant to simplify bureaucratic procedures. One of the measures should have a positive impact on Roma communities and in particular on the issue of lack of Identification Documents (IDs).   Previously, procedures required the registration of the child within 15 days after birth and at least one of the parents needed to present an ID. Within one year of the birth, registration was still possible with the agreement of...
2016, 29 June
After a first assessment communication released in 2012, followed by yearly reports in 2014 and 2015, on 27 June 2016 the European Commission released a brand new communication assessing the implementation of National Roma Integration Strategies for 2016. The present communication reports on the overall conclusions regarding progress in implementing the EU Framework. It also reviews, for the first time, Roma integration measures put in place under the EU Council Recommendation. An accompanying...
2016, 31 May
The Council of Europe is establishing a pool of Facilitators to work with public administration services in the municipalities included in the ROMACT Programme – Building political will and understanding of Roma inclusion at local and regional level in HUNGARY. 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...
2016, 19 April
After a first session on project management and European Structural and Investment Funds accessing process in the view of Roma inclusion in January in Tecuci, a new capacity building training was organised from 11 until 13 March in Buzau. Relevant municipal staff from Buzau, Ramnicelu, Ramnicu Sarat, Calarasi, Bucuresti, Vernesti, Botosani, Calvini, Medgidia and Cumpana were invited to develop their knowledge and skills necessary for the design and implementation of projects.  From...
2016, 16 March
Dieser Aufruf bezieht sich auf einen 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 in verschiedenen Ländern.   Diese Initiative...
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...

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