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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...
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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...
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...

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