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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...
2015, 12 June
Some 20 Roma living in Valea Seaca, a commune of about 3,000 inhabitants in Eastern Romania, are facing constant administrative difficulties as they were not registered at birth, lack ID documents and therefore do not “exist” administratively. Ionela Ciobanu, for example, is a Roma woman who had lived for over 30 years without an ID card. As a direct consequence, her three children could not attend school and she could not qualify for any assistance from the State. Thanks to the...
Study visit of a Turkish delegation in Bulgaria
2015, 6 May
Between the 4th and the 5th of May, a Turkish delegation comprising representatives from the Ministry of Family and Social Policies and of two NGOs working in the field of Roma rights, Sıfır Ayrımcılık Derneği [Zero Discrimination Association] and Sosyal Değişim Derneği [Association for Social Change] visited a number of locations of ROMED2/ROMACT in Bulgaria in order to get acquainted with the different models of Roma social inclusion interventions. The ROMED2/ROMACT National Support Team...
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2015, 19 March
On 19 March 2015, the Hungarian National Support Team organised together with Partners Hungary a meeting of mayors from municipalities where the ROMACT and ROMED2 Joint Programmes of the European Commission and the Council of Europe are implemented in Hungary. Mayors of Nagyecsed, Nyirbator and Gyulaj, senior staff within the municipalities’ administrations and representatives of Local Councils discussed together with representatives of the Hungarian Government about the achievements of...
2015, 9 March
The Support Team of the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe for Roma issues rejects without reservation comments made earlier this month by Lega Nord MEP Gianluca Buonanno, during the Italian TV show Piazza pulita broadcasted on La7. MEP Buonanno indulged in hate speech against Roma and their representative during the programme, Ms Dijana Pavlovic, President of the Roma and Sinti Federation and National Project Officer for ROMED and ROMACT Joint...
2015, 10 February
Within the framework of ROMACT Programme, the Council of Europe is recruiting consultants to act as ROMACT National Experts in the following Member States: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania and the Slovak Republic. ROMACT promotes cooperation between the Roma communities and public authorities, through mutual working strategies, shared ownership and commitment to open dialogue. ROMACT provides support to local administrations to implement inclusive good governance...
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2015, 15 January
Elaboration of the joint planning finalized successfully in Shumen Report by Liliya Makaveeva, ROMED/ROMACT National Project Officer for Bulgaria On the 15 of January 2015, the Working Group consisting of 13 employees from the administration of the Municipality of Shumen under the leadership of Deputy Mayor Zhivka Toneva and the Community  Action Group established within the framework of EC and  CoE ROMED and ROMACT Joint Programmes finalized successfully the joint elaboration of the...
2014, 6 November
The European Union Agency for fundamental rights had issued recently three new reports regarding the situation of employment among Roma communities, the situation of discrimination against and living conditions of Roma women and  the situation of education  of Roma in 11 EU Member States. In these reports, FRA presents the results of the 2011 FRA Roma pilot survey on poverty and employment and of the 2011 Roma survey on education. For full information on the reports please follow the...

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