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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...
2014, 24 February
Article by Orhan Tahir – National Project Officer for ROMED2 and ROMACT in Bulgaria. Българска статия A national ROMED2/ROMACT training took place in Sofia, Bulgaria from 11 to 13 of February, 2014. The training was entitled “Capacity Building for Implementation of Approaches and Methods in the work of Mediators at Community Level: Civil Participation and Community Empowerment”. A total of 26 people took part in the event, including health and labor mediators, and members of...
2014, 6 January
The ROMED Programme was awarded the prize for the European Initiative of the Year during the 7th edition of the Roma Excellency Gala in Bucharest, which took place on 18 December - Minority Rights Day around the world. The event was organised by the Romanian Government, the Agency for Roma, and the “Pro Europa” Roma Party. It was Mr Teodorovici, Minister for European Funds in the Romanian Government, who handed the award to Ms Aurora Ailincai, Coordinator of the ROMED and ROMACT...
2014, 3 January
On 4th December 2013, ROMED2 was officially launched in Belgium during an event attended by representatives of the various administrative levels in Belgium, Roma representatives and mediators and several regional offices of the PPS Social Integration, Anti-Poverty Policy, Social Economy and Federal Urban Policy Department of the Federal Government. The Programme will involve Roma communities in the framework of the PPS SI, in adaptation to the Belgian context of democratic governance. The event...
2013, 5 November
ROMED2 was launched in Greece at an event that took place in Athens between the 23rd and 25th October, with the attendance of the Greek Deputy Minister of Interior, Mr Leonidas Grigorakos and of the representatives of the municipalities of Iraklion, Ilion, Ilida, Komotini, Mesologi and Thessaloniki. The meeting was chaired by Ms Louisa Kyriakaki, expert on Roma issue and member of the Ad-hoc Committee of experts on Roma issues of the Council of Europe (CAHROM – link to article on the 6th...
2013, 25 October
The Council of Europe is looking for trainers for the ROMED2 Programme, the launching of which is now in progress. The present call concerns applications from Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Ukraine. We seek proactive, creative and well-competent trainers with a solid practical understanding and experience of working with Roma communities from the countries mentionned...
2013, 15 October
The new ROMACT and ROMED2 Programmes were launched in Hungary on Friday 4 October at a national conference attended by over 100 national and international players. Laszlό Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Zoltàn Kovàcs, Hungarian Secretary of State for Social Inclusion, and Jeroen Schokkenbroek, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe welcomed and underlined the importance of these new activities. The...
2013, 14 October
On the 30th of October 2013 the second phase of ROMED focusing on Roma participation in democratic governance through mediation kicked off with the very first launching event in Ohrid, “the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia”, where six municipalities were selected for implementation: Tetovo, Vinica, Bitola, Prilep, Gostivar and Stip. Representatives of the municipalities, the ROMED 2 National Project Officer SONCE, and 2 to 3 mediators for each municipalities attended the...
2013, 11 October
After two years of implementation in 22 countries and over 1000 mediators trained, the ROMED2 Programme is about to be launched. The new approach in ROMED2 is about building up the capacity of Roma communities to participate in democratic governance through mediation. The countries of implementation for this new phase of ROMED are Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and “the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia”. In five of...

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