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ROMACTED Phase II Programme in Türkiye: Implementation Progress at Local Level

21 July 2022 Ankara

In the period from November 2021 to June 2022 in Türkiye, ROMACTED Phase II of the Joint Programme, focused on activities to build Community Action Groups, Institutional Working Groups, and Municipal Taskforce Groups and initiate cooperation between beneficiaries to develop Roma-related policies...

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Assessment Report

Level of COVID-19 vaccination among Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian communities: access, information, hesitancy and barriers

21 July 2022 Pristina

During the last quarter of 2021, the ROMACTED II Support Team in Kosovo* prepared a report to assess the attitudes and barriers towards COVID-19 vaccination among the three communities: Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians. The report was officially presented on 30 March 2022, during the ROMACTED II...

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Workshop on Combating Antigypsyism and Hate Speech Narratives towards the Roma Community held in Belgrade

6 July 2022 Belgrade

Antigypyism is a specific type of racism directed at Roma which flares up hate speech narratives towards Roma communities. These two important topics were discussed in Belgrade with 40 representatives of the Community Action Groups from partner cities and municipalities in Serbia. The...

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The Roma Responsive Budgeting concept introduced to partner municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

15 - 16 June 2022 Jahorina

“Local policies and measures need to provide an appropriate and sufficient financial response to ensure better and more comprehensive Roma integration” - this was a key message at the training session on Roma Responsive Budgeting at local level, which was organised for the first time ever for 12...

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Translating needs and priorities into operational plans in North Macedonia

15 - 17 June 2022 Ohrid

In the period from 15 to 17 June 2022 in Ohrid, a three-day workshop was held for the municipal administration and the facilitators to finalise Joint Action Plans and COVID 19 recovery plans in the 15 partner municipalities. During the past months, ROMACTED facilitators prepared the Community...

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PRESS RELEASE: Block the Hatred, Share Respect!

Theatre as a tool to promote diversity and foster respect among children from different communities

14 - 15 June 2022 Tivat

It is important for local institutions and education establishments to reduce social distance and promote respect between all community members in local societies, notwithstanding their ethnic origins, and to advance the values of diversity and inclusion from the early stage of education, in...

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The concept of Roma Responsive Budgeting at the local level discussed in Podgorica

13 June 2022 Podgorica

A meeting on improving budgeting for Roma and the Egyptians at the local level was held on 13 June in Podgorica. The event was organised by the Council of Europe Programme Office – through the joint EU-CoE ROMACTED Phase II Programme, the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights, and the Regional...

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Training session on Roma Responsive Budgeting at local level held in Belgrade

8 June 2022 Belgrade

A training session on Roma Responsive Budgeting (RRB) at local level was jointly organised by JP EU-CoE ROMACTED II Team in Serbia and Roma Integration Office/ Regional Cooperation Council (RCC). Participants, around 50 of them, were representatives from the 14 partner Cities and Municipalities,...

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Thirty-five labour inspectors from Skopje and Bitola enhance their knowledge on anti-discrimination at work place and forced labour

6 - 7 June 2022 Skopje and Bitola

On 6-7 June, in Skopje and Bitola -Thirty-five labour inspectors enhance their knowledge on protection from discrimination at work place with focus on public sector and vulnerable groups, particularly Roma persons. They also learnt about differences between human trafficking for the purpose of...

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Gender Equality Training Module completed in Turkey

2 - 3 June 2022 Ankara

A two-day Training of Trainers (ToT) session on gender equality was organised under EU-CoE ROMACTED Phase II Programme on “Promoting good governance and Roma empowerment at local level” on 2-3 June 2022. Training was held online with the participation of the facilitators who are expected to...

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