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.
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
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...
2014, 13 May
On 14 May 2014 the 7th Meeting of the Ad-Hoc Committee of Experts on Roma Issues (CAHROM) will start in Strasbourg, where over 80 national experts and representatives of different CoE bodies, EU Institutions and International Organisations confirmed attendance.
The highlights of these three-day meeting will concern recent developments at international level, Roma women, including early marriages, Roma youth, Roma children and education , and migration, among others. Discussions on the latest...
2014, 12 May
via the Bulgarian National Support Team
On the 28th of April in Byala Slatina a meeting took place between the Community Action Group (CAG) and the Mayor of the municipality – eng. Ivo Tzvetkov. During the meeting the problems of the Roma community identified by the CAG were presented, along with proposals for initiatives to solve these issues, the question of the participation of the Community Action Group in the newly established Municipal Council on Ethnic and Integration Issues...
2014, 11 April
On 4th of April, the European Commission organised the 3rd Roma Summit in Brussels – the first high profile meeting since the creation of the EU framework for national Roma integration strategies in 2011.
The panels included high-level representatives, including EC President Barrosso, Vice-President Reding, and Commissioners Andor (Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion), Vassiliou (Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth), Borg (Health and Consumer Policy), as well as heads of...
2014, 31 March
The National Pedagogical Documentation Center (CNDP) of the French National Educational system just published its magazine “Diversité”, a first 2014 issue that deals with mediation in various contexts and its importance in the application of social policies.
The article entitled “The challenges in school mediation for Roma families” appearing in page 76 (French only), was co-written by Aurora Ailincai – coordinator of the ROMED and ROMACT Programmes, and...
2014, 20 March
Report from Zemfira Kondur – National Focal Point for ROMED in Ukraine.
Following the invitation of the Odessa Regional Administration on the 14 and 16 March 2014, the ROMED training for Roma mediators and social workers took place in Odessa, Ukraine.
23 Roma mediators and social workers from Kharkiv, Donetsk, Zaporozhie, Transcarpathia , Kiev and Odessa participated in the three-days training. The main aim of the training was to improve the skills of mediators in the social sphere, and...
2014, 26 February
Article by Szilvia Rezmüves - National Project Officer for ROMED2/ROMACT in Hungary
During the past weeks and months, new developments have taken place in Hungary within the ROMED2 process for Democratic Governance and Roma Community participation through mediation. Thus, a preparatory training for mediators took place in Budapest from 9 - 11 December 2013 the aim of which was to strengthen the ability of mediators and learn the intervention of ROMED2-ROMACT in the selected...
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