Post date: 2017, 30 January
Mr. Stancho Stavrev, Deputy Mayor of Tundja, summarised the experiences gained and the positive results of the program. Among these : a real improvement of the communication and collaboration between Roma community and local authorities; the inclusion of the community in the process of consultation and decision-making ; an increased capacity and concern of the municipal officials to develop integration policies for the Roma community ; a bigger interest of the representatives of disadvantaged...
Post date: 2017, 20 January
Within the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Project, the Council of Europe is organising a call for tenders for National Facilitators in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Italy and Slovak Republic.
The Facilitator will undertake a facilitating function in relation to the implementation of the project activities at municipal level in his/her respective country. In particular, he/she will act as a conduit between Roma communities on one hand, and the Municipal...
Post date: 2017, 21 April
Within the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Project, the Council of Europe is organising a call for tenders for consultants in Bulgaria, Italy and Romania.
Consultants will support the implementation of ROMACT Programme by providing consultancy services on various topics:
ROMACT methodology/Roma Inclusion/ Social Inclusion policies and practices;
Strategic planning, Technical aspects related to implementation of the Local Action Plans and Strategies,...
Post date: 2017, 13 March
Out of 10 Bulgarian municipalities which submitted project concepts under the integrated procedure of Operational Programme Human Resources Development (OPHRD) and Operational Programme Science and Education for Smart Growth (OPSEIG) with the support of ROMACT experts, 9 received approval for funding.
Borovan, Boychinovtsi, Isperich, Nikola Kozlevo, Septemvri, Sliven, Sredets, Tundzha and Tvarditsa will therefore be able to implement new measures for the inclusion of...
Post date: 2017, 13 March
From 13 to 17 March, in the frame of ROMACT Transnational Cooperation Component and Capacity Building (TCC) Programme, a team of 5 representatives of ISB.e.V. – Interessengemeinschaft sozialgewerblicher Beschäftigungsinitiativen from Dortmund, Germany visited Sofia and Plovdiv in Bulgaria for a working visit. The German delegation first joined the representatives of the National Council for Cooperation on Ethnic and Integration Issues in Sofia to discuss the general framework...
Post date: 2017, 21 February
On the 25th September 2012, the Mayor of Maglizh took decisive action to demolish 34 illegal shanty houses. The Mayor’s justification for the demolition of the homes was that they were built without any regard for municipal regulations and, therefore, put the lives and health of the residents at risk. The demolition seemingly failed to recognise that the building were the only homes of nearly 200 Roma, half of that number were children.
Only a few months later the Mayor...
Post date: 2016, 20 December
In the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Project, the Council of Europe is organising a call for tenders for National Facilitators’ Coordinators in Bulgaria (2), Czech Republic (1), Hungary (1), Italy (1) and Romania (2).
The National Facilitators’ Coordinator will undertake an organizational and coordination function in relation to the implementation of the ROMACT project activities at local level and will act as a conduit between facilitators...
Post date: 2016, 15 December
In the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Project, the Council of Europe is organising a call for tenders for National Project Officers in Bulgaria (1), Czech Republic (1), Hungary(1), Italy (1), Romania (2) and the Slovak Republic (1).
The National Project Officer will undertake a coordination function in relation to the implementation of the ROMACT project and will act as a conduit between national, regional and local authorities on one hand, and the...
Post date: 2016, 6 December
Launched in 2016, ROMACT T.C.C. (ROMACT Transnational Cooperation Component) is a new component of the ROMACT Programme that focuses on the cooperation between municipalities from or to which movements of marginalised populations occur, with a focus on Roma.
A networking event took place in Munich on 15-16 December to exchange experiences and enhance cooperation between interested cities. The event gathered representatives of local authorities and mandated NGOs which benefited from...
Post date: 2016, 26 October
In the premises of the Council of Europe (CoE) office in Brussels, Valeriu Nicolae, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the CoE (SRSG) for Roma issues talked about ROMACT and ROMED as successful long-term programmes that bring about concrete results at local level: “We have more and more local administrations that want to work with us and develop plans for social inclusion of Roma, which is very much in line with the Framework Strategies for Roma inclusion.”
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