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Study visit of a Turkish delegation in Bulgaria
2015, 6 May
Between the 4th and the 5th of May, a Turkish delegation comprising representatives from the Ministry of Family and Social Policies and of two NGOs working in the field of Roma rights, Sıfır Ayrımcılık Derneği [Zero Discrimination Association] and Sosyal Değişim Derneği [Association for Social Change] visited a number of locations of ROMED2/ROMACT in Bulgaria in order to get acquainted with the different models of Roma social inclusion interventions. The ROMED2/ROMACT National Support Team...
2015, 21 April
Beginning of April 2015, the National Support Team for ROMED in Greece organised the last session of Training of Mediators in the  3rd cycle of ROMED1 Programme in Greece. By the end of the training 25 participants received certificates as proof of the completion of the training, while the first day of the training was attended by representatives of six different ministries including the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection....
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2015, 13 April
Український / FRENCH / ENGLISH Illegal and insalubrious settlements of Roma who do not speak the local language and encounter harsh barriers in finding employment: these are the common grounds on which the municipality of Strasbourg and the administration of Darnitsa in Kiev met to learn from each other's experiences. While authorities in Strasbourg  have been dealing with these issues since 2008 and are now starting to see results, the war in Ukraine...
2015, 8 April
On 8th of April the world celebrates the International Roma Day, and within the ROMED Programme, local authorities, Community Action Groups and the National Support teams are mobilised to make the best of this day. In Portugal, the Community Action Group (CAG) from Elvas is organising a Multicultural Solidarity Festival, to celebrate the International Roma Day. The event will take place on the 11th of April and it will be organised by Silaba Dinamica NGO (an association created by the CAG...
2015, 2 April
via the Youth Department of the Council of Europe The Youth Department of the Council of Europe is organising an evaluation of the first 3 years of its Roma Youth Action Plan. The Roma Youth Action Plan (hereinafter the RYAP), was initiated in 2012 as a response of the Council of Europe to the challenges faced by Roma young people in Europe, particularly in relation to their empowerment, participation in policy and decision-making processes and structures at European level, and the realities of...
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2015, 19 March
On 19 March 2015, the Hungarian National Support Team organised together with Partners Hungary a meeting of mayors from municipalities where the ROMACT and ROMED2 Joint Programmes of the European Commission and the Council of Europe are implemented in Hungary. Mayors of Nagyecsed, Nyirbator and Gyulaj, senior staff within the municipalities’ administrations and representatives of Local Councils discussed together with representatives of the Hungarian Government about the achievements of...
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2015, 12 March
The Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe for Roma issues appreciates the message issued today by the Committee of Ministers to the government of the Czech Republic to fully execute the final judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in D.H. and Others vs The Czech Republic, so that the unjustified enrolment of Roma children in “special” (so-called now “practical”) schools and programmes intended for pupils with learning...
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2015, 9 March
The Support Team of the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe for Roma issues rejects without reservation comments made earlier this month by Lega Nord MEP Gianluca Buonanno, during the Italian TV show Piazza pulita broadcasted on La7. MEP Buonanno indulged in hate speech against Roma and their representative during the programme, Ms Dijana Pavlovic, President of the Roma and Sinti Federation and National Project Officer for ROMED and ROMACT Joint Programmes...
2015, 4 February
29/01/2015 Initiated in March 2014, the ROMED2 Programme is implemented in no less than 9 municipalities in Portugal (Abrantes, Barcelos, Beja, Coimbra, Elvas, Figueira da Foz, Moura, Seixal and Torres Vedras). Last week our partner organisation in Portugal, Letras Nomadas, awarded ROMED as the "Programme of the year" within the programme's first national workshop hosted by the Municipality of Torres Vedras. Other prizes were given to members of the Roma community, mediators,...
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2015, 15 January
Elaboration of the joint planning finalized successfully in Shumen Report by Liliya Makaveeva, ROMED/ROMACT National Project Officer for Bulgaria On the 15 of January 2015, the Working Group consisting of 13 employees from the administration of the Municipality of Shumen under the leadership of Deputy Mayor Zhivka Toneva and the Community  Action Group established within the framework of EC and  CoE ROMED and ROMACT Joint Programmes finalized successfully the joint elaboration of the...

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