Romact Resources

The ROMACT Handbook

A manual for Mayors, Local Administrations and Roma wanting to improve the living conditions of disadvantaged Roma

THERE IS A MARGINALISED NEIGHBOURHOOD IN YOUR MUNICIPALITY

What to do?

The ROMACT Handbook will assist you in improving the life of all citizens living in your municipality, including the Roma. It will help you in objectively assessing what needs to be done in your municipality, assist you in planning actions together with all those concerned, and show you how to translate these plans all high roller into concrete measures, and when needed - how to access and use EU and other funding for that purpose. It will also assist you in complying, at your level, with duties imposed by international conventions and national laws.

This handbook describes the method of the ROMACT Programme. Although it is focused on the inclusion of marginalised Roma, it is also relevant for other vulnerable people.

Applying the ROMACT process will be hard work but it will lead to positive change, not only for the local Roma, but also for the entire municipality. 

The Annexes of the handbook are available to download in word in the zip.file.
 

Other Resources

Handbook for Improving the Living Conditions of Roma - updated version (source: World Bank & European Commission)

This handbook provides practical advice to local authorities and civil society organizations that prepare and implement interventions to improve the living conditions of Roma, using European, national, or local funds. It should be treated as a non-binding reference source. It suggests handson, practical approaches, techniques, and tools for executing interventions and enhancing their quality. It also provides ideas for broadening the range of interventions considered and is meant to inspire further innovations.

This handbook focuses on four critical areas of Roma inclusion as identified by the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies, namely, education, employment,health care, and housing (including basic services).

Posted 16/03/2015, Updated version 07/04/2015

Guidance on Community-led Local Development (CLLD) for local actors. (source: European Commission)

Community-led local development (CLLD) is an approach to territorial development where local actors work in partnership to design and implement their own strategies in order to meet development needs in their area.

This guide to CLLD has been issued at the start of the 2014-2020 programming period in order to give those directly involved in local action groups some practical tools and suggestions for implementing CLLD in a range of contexts.

Posted 16/03/2015, Updated version 19/06/2015

Guidance on European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020 Thematic Guidance Fiche: Roma and Marginalised Communities (Thematic objective 9 - Social Inclusion and Poverty)

Since 2010 the European Commission has continuously kept Roma integration high on the political agenda. The Commission put into place a comprehensive set of legal, policy and financial measures, to ensure that the fundamental rights of all EU citizens, including Roma, are effectively promoted and protected. The Commission first and foremost focuses on the effective implementation of these measures.

This document compiles information on the rationale for the policy and its objectives. It also reflects on how to operationalize the policy theory with regard to the funds and suggests interventions in the four main fields for Roma inclusion. Main issues face are tackled as well as lesson learnt. The last part of the fiche comprises examples and a bibliography.

Posted 16/03/2015

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