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Post date: 2016, 25 October
There is a marginalised neighborhood 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 into concrete measures, and when needed - how to access and use EU and other funding for that...
Post date: 2016, 4 October
The Community Action Group (CAG) in Turda, representing residents of Barbu Lautaru Street, has been active since the beginning of 2016. With the guidance of the ROMACT facilitator, they have identified long-term and short-term priorities, a number of which they have already been able to address themselves.   The cleaning action organised on 30 September 2016 was one of the ideas that came up during their regular meetings with the ROMACT facilitator.  The action was...
(c) Christoph Leucht
Post date: 2016, 28 September
As a result of the call for proposals for the ROMACT Transnational Cooperation Component (T.C.C.) closed on 29 April 2016, mediators’ trainings are organised upon the requests expressed by applicant municipalities under Module B of ROMACT T.C.C – Training of Mediators. The first training under this new component is currently being held in Dortmund, Germany (27-30 September 2016), and is organised in cooperation with ISB Dortmund (Interessengemeinschaft sozialgewerblicher Beschä...
Post date: 2016, 22 July
The Council of Europe is looking for expert trainers to provide intercultural training to municipal staff participating in the ROMACT Programme’s Capacity Building and Transnational Cooperation component. This Call falls within the scope of the intercultural training module, which is part of the Transnational Cooperation and Capacity Building Component of the Programme. The overall aim is to assist local authorities in better integrating marginalised people, in particular non-nationals of...
Post date: 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...
Post date: 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...
Post date: 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...
Post date: 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...
Zon Weisz during the 3rd Roma Summit © European Commission http://ec.europa.eu
Post date: 2014, 11 April
Le 4 avril passé, la Commission européenne a organisé le 3ème Sommet des Roms à Bruxelles - la première réunion de haut niveau sur le sujet depuis la création du Cadre éuropéen pour les stratégies nationales d'intégration des Roms, en 2011. Les différents groupes de discussions étaient consitutées de représentants de haut niveau, y compris le président de la Commission...
Zoni Weisz at the 3r Roma Summit © European Commission http://ec.europa.eu
Post date: 2014, 11 April
On 4th of April, the European Commission organised the 3rd Roma Summit in Brussels – the first high profile meeting since the creation of the EU framework for national Roma integration strategies in 2011. The panels included high-level representatives, including EC President Barrosso, Vice-President Reding, and Commissioners Andor (Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion), Vassiliou (Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth), Borg (Health and Consumer Policy), as well as heads of...

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