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2015, 16 December
For the attention of education evaluators and Legal persons with related experience in the field of evaluation (whatever their form, are accepted, excepted consortia). The European Union and the Council of Europe are launching a call for the evaluation of the ROMED programme, with a deadline for applications set to 17 January 2016. The  evaluation  will  cover  the ROMED Programme,  sampling  from  its  two  phases  of implementation: ROMED1...
2015, 4 December
On the 2nd of December 2015, ROMED2 was officially launched in Valencia, Spain during an event organised in cooperation with the municipality of Valencia, and the associations active in Barrio de Cabanyal under the coordination of Demetrio Gomez – the new ROMED2 National Project Officer for Spain. The implementation of ROMED2 in Spain will focus on a particular neighborhood in Valencia – Barrio del Cabanyal – where a well-established Roma community has been living for decades...
2015, 25 November
After two years of implementation in 6 municipalities, the ROMED2 Programme officially expanded on the 12th of November to four new municipalities in the “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”: Berovo (Берово), Debar (Дебар), Kocani (Кочани) and Kicevo (Кичево). Drawing on the extensive experience in these years of implementation, where Community Action Groups were formed in each of the programme’s six initial municipalities and where a climate of trust and cooperation has...
2015, 23 September
IMPORTANT: Please note that the deadline of the Call for Tenders was extended to the 5 October 2015, with a new deadline for posting questions set to the 30 September 2015. The answers to additional questions will be published on both ROMED and ROMACT websites on the 1 October 2015. As mentioned in the Tender File and the article posted on 14/09/2015, the ROMED and ROMACT Secretariat provides answers to the questions posted by potential bidders. In response to the first set of questions...
2015, 15 September
UPDATE 23/09/2015 - The deadline for the submission of tenders was extended to 5 October 2015 at 0h00 CET. The ROMED and ROMACT Programmes are launching a common call for tenders for the hosting, development, design and maintenance of the two websites http://coe-romact.org and http://coe-romed.org. Bidders are invited to present their offers in accordance with the requirements set out in the documents attached. The deadline for submission of bids is 27 September 2015 at 0h00 CET by post and by...
2015, 20 June
In January 2015, ACM – the High Commissariat for Migration in Portugal published an evaluation report under the title “Roma Municipal Mediator Project – Experimental Project Evaluation Results”. The Municipal Mediator Project (MMP) was launched in 2009 in 15 municipalities with the purpose of “placing Municipal Mediators in municipal council departments or initiatives promoted thereby, as part of an on-the-job training programme”, with the principal objective...
2015, 12 June
Some 20 Roma living in Valea Seaca, a commune of about 3,000 inhabitants in Eastern Romania, are facing constant administrative difficulties as they were not registered at birth, lack ID documents and therefore do not “exist” administratively. Ionela Ciobanu, for example, is a Roma woman who had lived for over 30 years without an ID card. As a direct consequence, her three children could not attend school and she could not qualify for any assistance from the State. Thanks to the...
2015, 5 June
The Community Action Group formed through the ROMED2 Programme in Giulesti (Bucharest 6th sector) was involved in the organization of an informal Roma women’s meeting at the Roma Culture Museum on 30 May 2015 - a round of exchanges with other initiative groups from Ferentari, Mizil, Spantov, Valea Seaca and Giurgiu. The purpose of the event? The need to bring together the different experiences of the initiatives taken by Roma women. The event was part of the project “Phenja –...
Food collection organised by the CAG and the Philadelphia Evangelical Church. Copyrights: Torres Vedras Municipality
2015, 1 June
Last week in Torres Vedras, 430 essential food products were delivered to the Social Center and Parish of Torres Vedras.  This donation comes as a result of the collection made within Roma families, on the initiative of the Community Action Group (CAG) of Torres Vedras, in partnership with the Philadelphia Evangelical Church. The recipient organization was chosen based on the public it targets: children, youth, adults and seniors. Ms Umbelino, Municipal Councillor responsible for social...
2015, 27 May
EN/FR On 27 May 2015 the 9th Meeting of the Ad-Hoc Committee of Experts on Roma Issues (CAHROM) will start in Strasbourg, where over 120 participants confirmed attendance, including national experts from 41 member States, different CoE bodies, and representatives from EU Institutions, International Governmental and Non-Governmental Organisations. On that occasion, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe will address the inter-governmental committee dealing with Roma issues to exchange...

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