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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 Romania for Hungarian speakers. Consultants will support the implementation of ROMACT Programme by providing consultancy services on various topics: - Access to funds (EU funds / Operational Programmes and other donors);  Project Cycle Management;  Public Procurement; Strategic planning; - Access to...
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 Romania. Consultants will support the implementation of ROMACT Programme by providing consultancy services on various topics: - Social economy / entrepreneurship & dual/vocational education; - Social protection and children’s rights; - Fundraising, community marketing and advocacy; - Access to EU...
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: 2021, 8 April
On the occasion of the International Roma Day, ROMACT team is happy to introduce some members of ROMACT Community Action Groups from Darmanesti, Ulmeni and Toplita, Romania.  Basket makers, boilermakers, musicians, they cooperate with local authorities to find opportunities to support safeguarding the Roma traditional crafts. Alongside these occupations which secure the livelihoods of some Roma families, the Local Action Plans developed within ROMACT include also different other...
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,...

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