Post date: 2016, 3 October
On the 30 September, the campaign "A home for Simona" was launched online - an idea initated by the Community Action Group (CAG) in Alesd and put into practice with the support of the ROMACT Romania National Support Team.
The members of the CAG were moved by the particularly difficult situation of one of the Roma citizens in Alesd - Obor, Ms Simona Csonka - a mother of four living in a shack that is on the point of collapsing.
Her health condition, the scarce employment...
Post date: 2016, 30 September
On 9 September 2016, the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) published a report on the promotion of the inclusion of Roma and Travellers, with a focus on access to education and employment. In line with ROMACT approach, the report underlines that “it is time to move beyond stereotypes and to recognise Roma and Travellers as actors in their own future”.
Mr Tobias Zech, the rapporteur, also considers that the local...
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, 21 September
In August 2016, Ms Desislava Todorova, Mayor of Borovan signed the Agreement letter for the implementation of ROMACT Programme in the municipality. This initial commitment is the first out of four steps of implementation of the ROMACT process that is meant to help municipalities improve the living conditions of disadvantaged communities including Roma.
Located in the Vratsa Province, northwestern Bulgaria, Borovan has a total population of approximately 6000 inhabitants, out of...
Post date: 2016, 14 September
Translation of Commissioner Věra Jourová speech, for the ROMACT Programme launch event in Czech Republic on September 9th 2016 (VIDEO CZ ONLY)
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Unfortunately I cannot be today with you at the launch of the ROMACT programme in the Czech Republic. Allow me to send my regards through this video.
As you know the topic of Roma integration belongs to my agenda as Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality.
The European Commission has built a...
Post date: 2016, 9 September
In the framework of the joint EU/CoE ROMACT Programme a Launch Event took place in Prague, Czech Republic on 9 September 2016. The launching event was organized jointly by the Council of Europe and the European Commission in cooperation with the National Support Team of the ROMACT Programme in the Czech Republic.
The objective of the launch event was to explain how the ROMACT programme helps building the capacity of local authorities to develop and implement policies and public services that...
Post date: 2016, 2 September
Started in February 2016 in Budišov nad Budišovkou, Czech Republic, the ROMACT Programme is establishing, step by step, the foundations for a more in depth cooperation between the Local Authorities and the Roma communities.
Answering the need expressed by the Roma community through the recently set up Community Action Group (CAG), the municipality has provided materials for painting the common spaces of a local residential building in Berounská Street, in order to improve...
Post date: 2016, 11 August
Dieser neuerliche Aufruf bezieht sich auf den neuen Teil des ROMACT-Programms, der darauf abzielt, die Lokalverwaltung bei der besseren Integration von Randgruppen zu unterstützen. Vor allem zielt er auf die bessere Integration von Angehörigen der Volksgruppe der Roma ab. Dieser Programmteil unterstützt daher den Aufbau von Know-how im Bereich soziale Inklusion und transnationale Kooperationen, also Zusammenarbeit von Gemeinden und Städten in verschiedenen Ländern....
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...
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