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Article prepared by Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Türkiye 2023-2026

Judges and public prosecutors enhance their skills about antidiscrimination, antigypsyism and related case-law of the European Court for Human Rights


Antidiscrimination and the fight against antigypsyism (specific form of racism and discrimination against Roma men and women) are essential principles in upholding human rights and promoting equality in Europe. In this context the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) plays a...

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Second ROMACTED II Advisory Group Meeting held in Podgorica, Montenegro

24 October 2023 Podgorica, Montenegro

The second Advisory Group meeting of the European Union and Council of Europe Joint Programme ROMACTED Phase II - Promotion of good governance and empowerment of Roma at the local level was held in Podgorica, Montenegro, on 24 October 2023. Close to 50 representatives from the partner...

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"Smart classroom" to serve better inclusion of Roma and Egyptian pupils in Podgorica

11 October 2023 Podgorica, Montenegro

In the elementary school "Božidar Vuković Podgoričanin" in Podgorica, attended by the largest number of children from the Roma and Egyptian community in Montenegro, the Inclusion Day - 11 October was marked with the programme performed by the school pupils. This ceremony was an opportunity to...

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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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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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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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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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ROMACTED II small grants scheme supports the installation of a new children’s playground in Kriva Palanka

20 July 2023 Kriva Palanka, North Macedonia

Within the framework of the Joint EU-CoE ROMACTED Programme phase II, the Municipality of Kriva Palanka in North Macedonia completed the construction and arrangement of a new children’s playground in the Roma settlement of Edinstvo. This was identified as a need by the Community Action Group and...

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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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