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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@...
2014, 24 June
From 19th to 21st June, the first ever ROMED training session for Mediators was launched in Vilnius, Lithuania. The event gathered close to 20 highly motivated participants, who act as Roma mediators, Roma leaders, pedagogical and social assistants. The training session was hosted by the Public Institution Roma Community Centre (supporting organisation for the implementation of the ROMED programme in Lithuania) in cooperation with the National Focal Point for Lithuania, Ms Ana Rozanova. The...
2014, 23 May
Between 20th and 21st of May 2014, ROMED2 was officially launched in Kiev (Ukraine), with the presence of representatives from various ministries, local and regional administrations, Roma NGOs, Roma mediators, and the facilitators of the Community Action Groups from the five selected municipalities/regions that joined the programme: Odessa, Uzhgorod, Kirovograd, Kiev, and Pereyalslav-Khmlenytskyi. The event, organised by the Council of Europe in partnership with the International Charitable...
2014, 20 May
via the European Commission website The European Commission conference will focus on the role of social policy innovation and social investment in implementing structural reforms at country level. The conference is structured around four thematic sessions: - Social policy reforms: the role of social policy innovation, social investments and knowledge-sharing - Social policy innovation: using the potential of ESI Funds - Partnerships for innovation in social policies - Evidence-based...
2014, 19 May
via Open Society Foundations "The Project Generation Model Piloted by the Open Society Foundations National governments in Europe can greatly enhance the implementation of their National Roma Integration Strategies and social inclusion more broadly. One proven way of doing this is by providing assistance to local authorities and organizations to access and implement projects financed by European Structural and Investment Funds. The Making the Most of EU Funds for Roma Program of the Open...

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