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 –...
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
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...
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....
2015, 13 April
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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...
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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