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Council of Europe receives a valuable gratitude award in Vukosavlje

8 September 2023 Vukosavlje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Municipality of Vukosavlje in Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrated Municipal Day on 8 September 2023, at the regular session of the Vukosavlje Municipal Assembly. The Mayor of Vukosavlje, Borislav Rakić, presented a Plaque to the Council of Europe for its advocacy and exceptional contribution in...

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Promoting Human Rights through theatre

24 July 2023 Prizren

Roma theatre “Nexhip Menekshe” in Prizren was one of the beneficiaries of the ROMACTEDII small grants scheme to fund the community grant project of a touring play on “Roma Women Histories”. The play portrayed stories of pain, suffering, and violence that Roma women have endured throughout...

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Roma Cultural Centre inaugurated in Pirot

23 August 2023 Pirot, Serbia

Promotion and preservation of culture directly impacts the self-dignity of an individual or a group and gives them impetus for better social inclusion in the mainstream society. When it comes to Roma minority, it is of utmost importance that the necessary infrastructure is provided so that the...

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Joyful opportunities for Roma Youth in Summer at Uzunköprü

24 July 2023 Uzunköprü, Türkiye

In Üzünköprü, one of the pilot municipalities of the ROMACTED programme in Türkiye, the ROMACTED Support Team continues its cooperation with the municipality to improve Roma communities living conditions in the region. During the third year of the programme’s implementation, local interventions...

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Muratlı Municipality supports the housing needs of Roma

14 July 2023 Muratlı, Türkiye

In the framework of the Council of Europe Strategic Action Plan for Roma and Traveller Inclusion (2020-2025), the ROMACTED Programme team works to address marginalisation of Roma communities in the Western Balkans and Türkiye. In this scope, housing is among the major stakes in the promotion of...

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ROMACTED Approach presented at the EU Opportunity week in Serbia

26 June 2023 Nis, Serbia

As the first of its kind in Serbia, the EU Opportunity Week was organised from 21 to 26 June by the EU Delegation and the Government of the Republic of Serbia. The week-long event was a unique opportunity to find out everything about available funds and development opportunities, which are funded...

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The youth Summer Seminar on ‘Combating Discrimination and Hate Speech’ concludes in North Macedonia!

27-29 JUNE 2023 Ohrid, North Macedonia

Education and raising awareness of youth are essential in the process of fighting hate speech and racism because they play a central role in countering hateful narratives and of group-targeted violence! The Summer Seminar on Combating Discrimination and Hate Speech, organised with the support of...

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Second Regional ROMACTED II Steering Committee Meeting organised in Brussels

21 June 2023 Brussels, Belgium

Close to 50 participants took part in the Second ROMACTED II Steering Committee meeting, which was organised in Brussels on 21 June within the premises of the European Commission. The purpose of the meeting was to take stock of the progress (June 2022 – June 2023), discuss the small grants-scheme...

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Conference on fostering and promoting employment among Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities

24 May 2023 Pristina

On 24 May, over 60 participants from local and central level, as well as national and international stakeholders, gathered together at the Conference on “Fostering and Promoting the employment of the Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian communities”. The event was organised by the Office for Good...

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Level of discrimination against Roma and Egyptians still high in Montenegro, says Ombudsperson’s report

4 may 2023 Podgorica

The Protector of Human Rights and Freedoms of Montenegro (Ombudsperson) presented its 2022 Report on Roma and Egyptians in Montenegro at a conference supported by the European Union and the Council of Europe, held in Podgorica today. In his introductory speech, the Ombudsman Siniša Bjeković,...

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