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Post date: 2022, 27 September
"It takes time, you need to be patient” was a recurrent sentence of the local stakeholders when asked about the ROMACT process by the consultants in charge of ROMACT evaluation back in 2021.   The latter highlighted that longer period of implementation could help the impact and sustainability of the process. Following that recommendation, ROMACT Programme is now giving the opportunity to former ROMACT municipalities to receive support to reinforce ROMACT process and ensure more...
Post date: 2022, 12 September
Within the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Programme, the Council of Europe is organising a call for tenders for consultants in Bulgaria. Consultants will support the implementation of ROMACT Programme by providing consultancy services on various topics: - Social economy / entrepreneurship; - Social protection and children’s rights; - Access to EU funds for small and large-scale infrastructure projects.   For all information on...
Post date: 2022, 5 September
Read and find out more about ROMACT in our newly published leaflet available in English, Bulgarian, Hungarian and Romanian. 
Post date: 2022, 20 July
Velingrad is a municipality located in southwestern Bulgaria, in Pazardzhik Province.  Approximately 10% of the population is Roma. For years, 80% of the inhabitants of the Roma neighborhoods of Asphaltova Baza and Anezitsa did not have access to running water and sanitation services. Thanks to the joint efforts of the Community Action Group and the Municipality, with ROMACT support, half of the population of these neighborhoods are now enjoying these basic rights. Video  
Post date: 2021, 6 July
The ROMACT Handbook will assist local stakeholders in improving the life of all citizens living in your municipality, including the Roma. It will help local administration and active citizens in objectively assessing what needs to be done in their municipality, assist them in planning actions together with all those concerned, and show them how to translate these plans into concrete measures, and when needed - how to access and use the EU and other fundings for that purpose. It will also assist...
Post date: 2020, 21 April
During this period, ROMACT is adapting its small grants scheme to support the efforts of the municipalities and of the Community Action Groups to respond together to the needs of the most vulnerable and to multiply the good practices across ROMACT municipalities. As a result, 17 ROMACT municipalities in Romania and 29 municipalities in Bulgaria are receiving small grants (to which the local authorities contribute themselves with co-financing and in kind support, like provision of machines for...
Post date: 2020, 6 April
Often perceived by citizens as the level having the most impact on their living conditions, local authorities are on the forefront on the fight against COVID19 pandemic. While a number of ROMACT municipalities have taken measures to limit the outbreak impact on citizens, the ROMACT Programme is about to support the efforts of the local authorities and of the Community Action Groups to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable. Good practices at local level   In Bulgaria and Romania,...
Post date: 2019, 20 December
This call for proposals is launched in the framework of the Council of Europe Project ROMACT. It aims to co-fund national projects aimed at assisting National Support Teams with the implementation of the ROMACT methodology in Bulgaria and Romania, with the ultimate aim of building up political will and understanding of Roma inclusion at local level. For all information on this call and details on the procedure please refer to the documents below. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2020...
National Palace of Culture
Post date: 2019, 5 July
ROMACT organised a national meeting in Bulgaria to address the challenges in planning for Roma inclusion and ensuring dialogue and cooperation at local level, entitled “Mainstreaming Roma Inclusion Issues into Local and Regional Development Policy”. The meeting took place in Sofia on 9 July at the National Palace of Culture. The event provided an opportunity to discuss, based on the evidence collected from the field by ROMACT experts, the issues encountered at local level with...
Post date: 2017, 30 January
Mr. Stancho Stavrev, Deputy Mayor of Tundja, provided an overview of the learning, positive experiences and results of the program. Among these achievements were included: the real improvements in communication and collaboration between the Roma community and local authorities; the inclusion of the community in consultation and decision-making processes; an increase in the capacity and concern of municipal officials with regards to the development of integration policies for the Roma community...

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