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2016, 20 December
In the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Project, the Council of Europe is... more
2016, 15 December
In the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Project, the Council of Europe is... more
2016, 26 October
In the premises of the Council of Europe (CoE) office in Brussels, Valeriu Nicolae, Special Representative of the... more

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The population of Roma origin living in Hungary is estimated at 700,000 (Council of Europe, 2010). 81% of them are at risk of poverty compared to 38% of non Roma (UNDP, 2011). Hungary is a unitary State organised on a decentralised basis; the Basic Law recognises local governmental system (Art. 31-35). It has three levels of governance: the central, regional (county), and local levels. The adoption of the Law on Local Self-Government of 1990 was the starting point of the decentralisation process. Furthermore, a new Law on Local Self-Governments was adopted in 2011, which brought about important changes to the territorial organisation and distribution of competences since it re-centralised a certain number of competences. In Hungary, 3 municipalities participate in the ROMACT Programme:  Acs, Bicske, Ercsi.

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The ROMACT National Support Team in Hungary

 

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