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Local Level at a Glance: Montenegro

17 May 2020 Strasbourg

ROMACTED Programme aims at building up political will and sustained policy engagement of local authorities to enhance democratic local governance and empowerment of local Roma communities. In Montenegro, the programme has been implemented in Bar, Berane, Bijelo Polje, Herceg Novi, Nikšić,...

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Local Level at a Glance: Bosnia and Herzegovina

17 May 2020 Strasbourg

ROMACTED Programme aims at building up political will and sustained policy engagement of local authorities to enhance democratic local governance and empowerment of local Roma communities. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the programme has been implemented in Bijeljina, Brčko, Donji Vakuf, Gradiška,...

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Local Level at a Glance- North Macedonia

17 May 2020 Strasbourg

ROMACTED Programme aims at building up political will and sustained policy engagement of local authorities to enhance democratic local governance and empowerment of local Roma communities. In North Macedonia, the programme has been implemented in Berovo, Bitola, Debar, Gostivar, Kicevo, Kocani,...

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ROMACTED Programme in Albania

Webinars on Roma Responsive Budgeting at Local Level in Albania

11 May 2020 Tirana

Upon the preparation of the Guideline on Roma Responsive Budgeting at Local Level in Albania, the Ministry of Finance and Economy endorsed the ROMACTED recommendations and the objectives for Roma and Egyptian minorities have been included in the official Guideline No.10, dated 28/02/2020 on the...

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Marking of Europe Day with a message of peace and unity

8 May 2020 Kosovo*

Europe Day is marked on the 5th of May by the Council of Europe, to recall the signature of the Treaty of London in 1949, which created the organisation and on the 9th of May by the European Union, to commemorate the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration. Europe Day is celebrated throughout the...

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ROMACTED Contribution to COVID-19 Action

30.04.2020. Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is not a humanitarian organisation, nor is ROMACTED a humanitarian programme. Nevertheless, since these unprecedented times impose special measures, our responses were organised in such a way that the objectives and mission of both the Organisation and the programme remain...

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COVID-19 in Turkey

Reaching out to Roma in Turkey during the COVID-19 pandemic

27 April 2020 Strasbourg

In Turkey, the first official positive case of COVID-19 was announced on 10 March 2020. Shortly after, schools were closed and education systems switched to distance learning while teleworking was recommended for those who were able to work from home. Public areas and many businesses have been...

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International Roma Day Commemorated in Albania

8 April 2020 Tirana

This year’s International Roma Day was commemorated at a moment when the world is coming together to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As an important and significant day, the ROMACTED team in Albania launched the virtual exhibition “Misto avilen me khereste /Welcome at my home” to mark...

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COVID-19 in North Macedonia

ROMACTED assistance and contribution to actions during the COVID-19 pandemic in North Macedonia

16 April 2020 Skopje

The global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, resulting in an unprecedented crisis which challenges governments to take both effective and immediate action as a response to the emergency situation. The Government of North Macedonia has put into force a set of preventive...

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COVID-19 in Montenegro

How the ROMACTED Programme is reaching out to the Roma population through solidarity actions

15 April 2020 Podgorica

Montenegro was the last of the Western Balkans countries to record cases of COVID-19. Once the number of infected people started appearing in mid-March, the most vulnerable communities were in danger of not having the most essential means to properly respond to the confinement measures....

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