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...
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
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,...
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...
2014, 6 November
The European Union Agency for fundamental rights had issued recently three new reports regarding the situation of employment among Roma communities, the situation of discrimination against and living conditions of Roma women and the situation of education of Roma in 11 EU Member States. In these reports, FRA presents the results of the 2011 FRA Roma pilot survey on poverty and employment and of the 2011 Roma survey on education.
For full information on the reports please follow the...
2014, 5 November
5th November – International Romani Language Day/ 5-to Novèmbro – Maśkarthemutno Dives palal i Romani Ćhib
Every year on the 5th of November, Roma in Europe celebrate the International Romani Language Day.
Spoken throughout the world, Romani is the language of Roma, a language preserved and sent on from generation to generation over the centuries mainly in its oral form.
During the first Romani Congress in 1971, Romani was officially recognised as the language of Roma in...
2014, 22 October
On the upcoming 24th October 2014, Mr Ulrich Bunjes, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe for Roma issues, will launch the ROMED2 Programme in Germany during an event organised at the Allianz Forum in Berlin.
The event will be opened by a commemoration ceremony at the Memorial for the Roma and Sinti victims of the national socialist regime together with the Zentralrat Deutscher Sinti und Roma, followed by opening speeches at the Allianz Forum by Mr...
2014, 2 October
Commissioner Andor and Ulrich Bunjes, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma Issues meet local authorities to discuss first results of the ROMACT programme in favour of Roma inclusion
At the European Commission’s initiative, mayors from cities in Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia are meeting in Brussels today and tomorrow to take stock of progress and lessons learned in integrating Roma at...
2014, 11 July
During three days, from 7 to 9 July 2014, the Romanian National Support Team organised a training within the ROMED2 and ROMACT Programmes which answered the specific needs identified among the municipalities selected.
Within each municipality two CAG members and two local muncipality staff members attended the training, which gave the basics to writing projects and looking for alternative funds to the municipality budget. Besides the training itself, the aim was also to...
2014, 24 June
The deadline for Tenders (ROMED/ROMACT Websites) has been extended until FRIDAY 11th of July, midnight (CET)
The ROMED and ROMACT Joint Programmes of the European Commission and Council of Europe are launching a Call for Tenders for the redesign, maintenance or optimization of their respective websites. Please read carefully the following attachments.
The deadline for submission of offers is set to 7 July 2014 at 00:00 CET. For further information, please contact the ROMED/ROMACT team at romed@...
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