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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...
Post date: 2019, 9 May
The last Roma Civil Society Monitoring Report on implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategy was recently published. This initiative of the European Parliament, supported by the European Commission, is implemented with the participation of over 90 diverse NGOs from the EU member states. This second monitoring cycle is focusing on progress made in key policies areas such as education, employment, healthcare and housing. The report on Romania contains a set of recommendations as well...
Post date: 2021, 17 February
ROMACT was implemented in Iernut between June 2017 and February 2019. Together with ROMACT support, the Community Action Group (CAG) and the Municipality finalized an Action Plan for Roma Inclusion that was adopted by the Local Council in November 2017. Following this adoption, ROMACT team supported the implementation of the document through training and coaching of the municipality staff and the CAG. In Iernut, ROMACT expertise was crucial in the preparation of proposals related to social...
Post date: 2020, 22 December
With support of the ROMACT, the Bulgarian city of Botevgrad successfully implemented a project named "Adaptation and Implementation of Social Innovations for Employment of Marginalised Groups through Public Procurement" in partnership with the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland. The project was funded under the procedure “Transnational Partnerships” of the Operational Program “Human Resources Development” 2014 – 2020. The common...
Post date: 2020, 4 December
In 2019, Romania started negotiations with the European Commission, which included general aspects regarding the programming process of cohesion funds, the timing of the programming process and the actions taken, the stage of fulfilling the favorable sectoral conditions, identifying the strategic vision and investment needs by sectors, the need for technical assistance for these sectors, the architecture of operational programs, cooperation mechanisms, investment objectives, administrative...
Post date: 2020, 13 November
2 years after the end of ROMACT process in Blaj, we are still getting news about improvements and about the good use of investments made based on the plans and projects developed with the inputs and support of our Programme. Among the measures implemented from Blaj Municipal Action Plan for Roma Inclusion, the most symbolic one is the renovation of the bridge over Târnava river, connecting the Roma community settlement with the rest of the city.   The old bridge was dilapidated,...
Post date: 2020, 9 November
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 and Romania. Consultants will support the implementation of ROMACT Programme by providing consultancy services on various topics: - Social inclusion ; - Planning & management; - Research and analysis ; - Legal provisions.    For all information on this call and details on the procedure please...
Post date: 2020, 4 September
The toolkit "Possible solutions for informal settlements" is dedicated to local public authorities who decide to enter in the process of legalizing these types of settlements and to design development projects together with the community. The toolkit addresses issues such as the steps to be taken, the analysis of informal settlements, the demarche for legalization and the local development planning. The local team can easily identify the tools it needs from the toolkit, as appropriate...

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