Post date: 2014, 3 June
The 2014 prize will reward initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals and aimed at improving the economic and social inclusion of Roma.
The aim of the Civil Society Prize, which is awarded annually, is to reward and encourage tangible initiatives and achievements by civil society organisations and/or individuals that have made a significant contribution to promoting European identity and integration. Its overall objective is to raise awareness of the...
Post date: 2017, 9 March
On 7 March 2017 the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights was visiting Torres Vedras in Portugal, one of the 54 municipalities where ROMED2 is implemented.
Learn more about what was done in Torres Vedras here: http://bit.ly/2nhOekE and here: http://bit.ly/2mEvkr8
“It is heartening to see the positive changes brought about by the participation of Roma mediators in local government and the involvement of community groups in decision making to tackle issues such as...
Post date: 2017, 16 January
Want to know more about mediation and Roma community participation in Ukraine? Would you like to help disseminate the info to Ukrainian-speaking actors?
The country findings for Ukraine and the case studies in Darnitsa district in Kiev, and in Pereyaslav Khlmenitskyi are ready for download in our Resources section!
Below a bilingual excerpt of the findings of the evaluation about ROMED2 in Ukraine:
"ROMED2 helped improve the following services in various sectors:
Post date: 2016, 25 August
Following a Call for Tenders for the Services of the evaluation of the ROMED Programme launched in January 2016, a team of external evaluators of Blomeyer & Sanz s.l. has been intensively working throughout the first semester of 2016.
The result is a full report on the evaluation of both ROMED1 (‘European Training Programme on intercultural mediation for Roma Communities’) and ROMED2 (Democratic Governance and Community Participation through Mediation) Joint Programmes of...
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, 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...
Post date: 2015, 1 June
Last week in Torres Vedras, 430 essential food products were delivered to the Social Center and Parish of Torres Vedras.
This donation comes as a result of the collection made within Roma families, on the initiative of the Community Action Group (CAG) of Torres Vedras, in partnership with the Philadelphia Evangelical Church.
The recipient organization was chosen based on the public it targets: children, youth, adults and seniors.
Ms Umbelino, Municipal Councillor responsible for social...
Post date: 2015, 6 May
Between the 4th and the 5th of May, a Turkish delegation comprising representatives from the Ministry of Family and Social Policies and of two NGOs working in the field of Roma rights, Sıfır Ayrımcılık Derneği [Zero Discrimination Association] and Sosyal Değişim Derneği [Association for Social Change] visited a number of locations of ROMED2/ROMACT in Bulgaria in order to get acquainted with the different models of Roma social inclusion interventions.
The ROMED2/ROMACT National Support Team...
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