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Post date: 2017, 30 March
On 28 March 2017, the ROMED Joint Programme of the Council of Europe and European Commission reached its closing phase through a seminar organised within the European Commission’s Berlaymont Building, entitled “Taking Stock and Looking Forward”. High-level representatives of the European Commission, including First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, as well as two Members of the European Parliament (EPP Group), Ms Corazza Bildt and Mr Cristian Preda, addressed the audience...
Post date: 2017, 13 January
"Effective participation of Roma communities" has been the mantra of international efforts for Roma inclusion for the past decade. But exactly how is it achieved? Who are the main actors and how should the community, local authorities and other stakeholders be engaged? As the title indicates, these Guidelines address those persons either from within (local facilitators, mediators) or from outside (national facilitators) of the community who would like to...
Post date: 2016, 18 August
In addition to the newly released Call for Expression of Interest for National Project Officers and National Focal Points, the Council of Europe and European Union are now recruiting facilitators to integrate the National Support Teams in Germany, Greece, Hungary, Portugal, Spain and Ukraine. ROMED2 is a Joint Programme of the Council of Europe and European Commission’s DG EAC, which aims to stimulate democratic governance and Roma community participation through mediation at local level...
Post date: 2016, 18 August
ROMED2 is a Joint Programme of the Council of Europe and European Commission’s DG EAC, which aims to stimulate democratic governance and Roma community participation through mediation at local level. The programme has been implemented since 2013 in 54 municipalities in 11 countries.   Over the forthcoming period, as it enters into a new phase - ROMED2 Transition - the Programme will remain active in close to 40 locations in Germany, Greece, Hungary, Portugal, Spain and Ukraine with...
Post date: 2016, 5 August
The ROMED2 Programme was initiated in Greece in October 2013, after the implementation of ROMED1 where over 100 mediators were trained and certified based on the ROMED1 methodology. Out of the 7 municipalities initially selected, 5 function according to the ROMED2 methodology of Democratic governance through community participation: Community Action Groups made up of Roma citizens were created and trained on topics such as "Reflection on Local Decision Making Processes", "...
Post date: 2016, 30 June
During the past week two reports were issued by the European Commission (EC) or to the attention of the EC, in which the ROMED and ROMACT joint programmes are highlighted as initiatives of importance for the capacity building and cooperation with communities and local authorities.   On 27 June 2016, the EC issued a Communication to the other EU institutions on the assessment of the implementation of National Roma Integration Strategies. It reports on the overall conclusions regarding...
Post date: 2016, 19 April
The ROMED2 Programme was initiated in Portugal in March 2014, after the implementation of ROMED1 where 30 mediators were trained and certified based on the ROMED1 methodology. Out of the 9 municipalities initially selected, 7 function according to the ROMED2 methodology of Democratic governance through community participation: Community Action Groups made up of Roma citizens were created and trained on topics such as "Reflection on Local Decision Making Processes", " Citizens...
Membres du groupe d'action communautaire ROMED2
Post date: 2014, 16 January
Raport de Liliya Makaveeva et Orhan Tahir – Coordinateurs nationaux de ROMED2 et ROMACT en Bulgarie. Le 14 janvier dernier, journée du St Vasili en Bulgarie et Nouvel an romani, le groupe d'action communautaire ROMED2 de la municipalité de Byala Slatina, en coopération avec le maire de Byala Slatina, ont organisé un évenement où ont participé plus de 120 personnes de la communauté et des municipalités voisines. L'...
Members of the Community Action Group in Byala Slatina
Post date: 2014, 16 January
Article by Liliya Makaveeva and Orhan Tahir – National Project Officers for ROMED2 and ROMACT in Bulgaria. On 14 January, St Vasili Day in Bulgaria and the mark of the beginning of the Romani New Year, the ROMED Community Action Group of the municipality of Byala Slatina, in cooperation with the Mayor of Byala Slatina, organised the festivities for the event, where around 120 people participated from other localities. The event was possible also thanks to contributions of the municipality...
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