26 May 2020 23:10:00Strasbourg 27 May 2020
ROMACTED Programme aims at building up political will and sustained policy engagement of local...
27 Apr 2020 12:49:00Strasbourg 27 April 2020
In Turkey, the first official positive case of COVID-19 was announced on 10 March 2020. Shortly...
24 Jun 2019 13:28:00Skopje 18 June 2019
The meeting gathered together representatives from the Directorate-General for Neighborhood and...
11 Dec 2018 15:23:00Strasbourg 11 December 2018
The Turkish Union of Municipalities is organising the Launching Conference of the Joint CoE/EU...
15 Jun 2018 17:32:00Tirana 12 June 2018
The first Steering Committee of the Joint European Union and Council of Europe ROMACTED Programme...
- A ministerial-level meeting was held in Ankara by UMT on 8 February 2019 to foster the support of central level organisations. The local representatives of ministries required an official letter of support from the capital. Therefore, the UMT wrote an official letter to explain the project, including the approval letters from the ministries;
- Strategic cooperation and coordination with the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policies was established. An important output of this cooperation is that the ROMACTED Programme in Turkey was mentioned in the National Action Plan for Roma Inclusion. The General Director of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policies, Mustafa Nuri Nuruhan, participated in the multi-stakeholder workshop of December 2019 and directly interacted with the CAG and IWG members from different ROMACTED municipalities. The UTM and the ROMACTED Turkey Focal point were invited to participate in the evaluation and monitoring meetings of the Strategy Paper on Roma People (2019-2021);
- Close cooperation was established with the EU Delegation. The UMT in regular contact with the EUD representatives in relation to the planning and disbursement of EU funds;
- Within the framework of the EU Award for Roma Integration implemented by the Joint Initiative for Civil Society, the Mayor of Şişli municipality in Istanbul in 2017 and the Mayor of the Konak Municipality in 2019 were awarded the prize of “Most Roma-friendly mayor” in Turkey. In addition, the ROMACTED focal point for Turkey, Ms Elmas Arus received an award as part of the “Women Grassroot Activists / Unknown Heroes” prize.