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2016, 30 June
During the past week two reports were issued by the European Commission (EC) or to the attention of the EC, in which the ROMED and ROMACT joint programmes are highlighted as initiatives of importance for the capacity building and cooperation with communities and local authorities.   On 27 June 2016, the EC issued a Communication to the other EU institutions on the assessment of the implementation of National Roma Integration Strategies. It reports on the overall conclusions regarding...
2016, 27 May
Seeking different ways to work towards the institutionalisation and employability of Roma mediators, aimed by the ROMED1 Programme – “Intercultural mediation for Roma communities”, in 2015 the Ukrainian ROMED National Support Team proposed to conduct express, advanced courses on Mediation in Roma communities for social workers and local authorities starting with May and until July 2015. Over 150 people were trained and received certificates upon completion of the express...
2016, 11 May
The 127-page ROMED1 Trainer's handbook is based on five years of implementation of the Council of Europe and European Commission (DG EAC) joint programme “ROMED1 – Intercultural mediation for Roma communities”. It comprises 26 modules and 24 handouts used in two training sessions of 3 to 4 days and a 6 months' practice period in between the two sessions.   To achieve integration and social cohesion, mediation is essential to bridge gaps between Roma...
2016, 21 April
via CEU Summer University - Performing Romani Identities: Strategy and Critique In cooperation with Open Society Foundations Public Health Program, Council of Europe and Roma Education Fund The Summer School will focus on the nexus between Romani studies and performance, with special attention paid to questions of visual culture and representation. The disquiet around increasing violence against and marginalization of Roma across Europe lends this course a special urgency. The course...
2016, 19 April
The ROMED2 Programme was initiated in Portugal in March 2014, after the implementation of ROMED1 where 30 mediators were trained and certified based on the ROMED1 methodology. Out of the 9 municipalities initially selected, 7 function according to the ROMED2 methodology of Democratic governance through community participation: Community Action Groups made up of Roma citizens were created and trained on topics such as "Reflection on Local Decision Making Processes", " Citizens...
2016, 15 April
The International Roma Day was declared in honour of the First World Romani Congress, which took place 45 years ago in April 1971 in Orpington, near London, and where the design of the Romani flag and the lyrics and music of the Romani anthem were adopted. This day is an opportunity to celebrate the Roma – Europe’s largest ethnic minority group. It is also a time to reflect on the discrimination and challenges millions of Roma continue to face in their daily lives in areas including...
2016, 18 March
via Central European University Open Rank Faculty Position: Chair in Roma Studies https://hro.ceu.edu/vacancies/open-rank-faculty-position-chair-in-roma-studies   Central European University (CEU) is seeking qualified candidates for a Chair in Roma Studies. This is an open rank position. The successful candidate will be conferred an academic rank in accordance with the faculty policies of the university, based his or her academic record and credentials. We encourage applications...
2016, 3 March
EN/FR From the 10th to the 11th of March 2016, the National Support Teams of the ROMED2 Programme are meeting in the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg for a meeting which has an important symbolic significance. With mediators trained in ROMED1, the ROMED2 programme supports Roma citizens to organise into “Community Action Groups” (CAG) in the municipalities of implementation, and provides assistance for sustainable dialogue between these action groups and local authorities....
2016, 3 March
EN/FR Du 10 au 11 mars 2016, les équipes nationales du programme ROMED2 se rencontrent au Centre européen de la jeunesse lors d’une réunion comportant une signifiance symbolique. Le Programme ROMED2, grâce aux médiateurs formés dans sa première phase, encourage les citoyens roms à s’organiser en Groupes d’Actions Communautaires (GAC). Le Programme accompagne également la mise en place d’un dialogue durable...
(c) Marina Vasic
2016, 8 January
Following the publication of the Call for Tenders 2015AO72 - Services of evaluation of the ROMED programme, and in line with Article 10 of its Tender Notice: ARTICLE 10 – SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION General information can be found on the website of the Council of Europe: http://romed.coe-romact.org/ Other questions regarding this specific tendering procedure shall be sent at the latest one  week before the deadline for the submission of tenders, in English, and shall be...

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