About ROMED

Mediation is one of the measures used across Europe to tackle the inequalities Roma face in terms of access to employment, healthcare services and quality education. It consists of employing people with a Roma background, from local Roma communities, or with a good knowledge of Roma issues, to act as mediators between the Roma and the public institutions. 

After two years of implementation in 22 countries, and over 1000 mediators trained, the ROMED Programme is moving on to another level.

Its second phase, ROMED2, together with a new Council of Europe and European Commission joint initiative – ROMACT, aim to support local partners in 40 municipalities across 10 countries. The action of the two programmes is complementary - while the ROMED2 Programme focuses on the community and their participation in democratic governance through mediation, the ROMACT Programme works on building local level political commitment and the capacity of policy development. The second phase of the ROMED programme will thus work simultaneously on both Roma citizens’ ability to participate and the authority’s ability to respond.

ROMED2 to be launched in Germany, 24th October 2014 - Allianz Forum, Berlin

On the upcoming 24th October 2014, Mr Ulrich Bunjes, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe for Roma issues, will launch the ROMED2 Programme in Germany during an event organised at the Allianz Forum in Berlin.

Update! ROMACT Conference - Brussels, 2-3 October

Commissioner Andor and Ulrich Bunjes, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma Issues meet local authorities to discuss first results of the ROMACT programme in favour of Roma inclusion

 

At the European Commission’s initiative, mayors from cities in Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia are meeting in Brussels today and tomorrow to take stock of progress and lessons learned in integrating Roma at the local level, in particular with the support of ROMACT, a joint programme of the European Commission and the Council of Europe.

ROMED2 CALL FOR TRAINERS FOR GERMANY: Deadline 8 October

ROMED2 CALL FOR TRAINERS FOR GERMANY: Deadline 8 October

 

About ROMED2

In the ROMED2 Programme, participation is not just another strategy or tactic for addressing public concerns of Roma. It is a means of building social capital, sustaining a democratic society and its institutions and transforming the civic culture of Roma citizens.  

The ROMED2 approach facilitates constructive dialogue, mutual learning, shared responsibility and meaningful action both by Roma and the local administrations involved.

National Project Officer for the Council of Europe/European Commission Joint Programme (ROMED2) in GERMANY

Call for Expressions of Interest

 

 

Deadline for applying: 14 September 2014

 

 

In the framework of the ROMED Democratic Governance and Community Participation through Mediation Programme, the Council of Europe is recruiting a consultant to act as National Project Officer in Germany.

 

High level conference on Roma inclusion on the ground - The ROMACT experience

via European Commission website.

The European Commission - in cooperation with the Council of Europe - has convened a high level international conference in Brussels on 2 and 3 October 2014 to take stock of progress and lessons learned in integrating Roma at the local level with the support of the ROMACT programme.

This event will bring together more than 400 participants from more than 10 countries representing public authorities at EU, national and local level, international institutions and other stakeholders.

Negotiations in ROMACT countries complete on FESI 2014 – 2020

The process of negotiating European Structural and Investment Funds - FESI 2014 – 2020  in each of the ROMACT countries is now complete

The state of play concerning the Partnership Agreements (PA) and Operational Programmes (OP) in each country is presented below:

• in Bulgaria, the Partnership Agreement was adopted on 07 August 2014 and all four OPs were submitted.

• in Hungary, the Partnership Agreement was adopted on 07 March 2014 and all five OPs were submitted;

The next MFF in Italy, 2014-2020

The European Commission recently published the Summary of the Partnership Agreement with each EU member state as well as a fact-sheet concerning the Cohesion Policy for the next MFF (Multiannual Financial Framework 2014 - 2020).

The next MFF in Hungary, 2014-2020

The European Commission recently published the Summary of the Partnership Agreement with each EU member state as well as a fact-sheet concerning the Cohesion Policy for the next MFF (Multiannual Financial Framework 2014 - 2020).

The next MFF in Romania, 2014-2020

The European Commission recently published the Summary of the Partnership Agreement with each EU member state as well as a fact-sheet concerning the Cohesion Policy for the next MFF (Multiannual Financial Framework 2014 - 2020).

The next MFF in Slovakia, 2014-2020

The European Commission recently published the Summary of the Partnership Agreement with each EU member state as well as a fact-sheet concerning the Cohesion Policy for the next MFF (Multiannual Financial Framework 2014 - 2020).

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European Code of Ethics for Mediators

A set of core principles and norms to guide the work of mediators has been identified as a key tool for protecting the mediator against abuse and for enhancing the quality of the services provided. A first draft, inspired by experiences in various countries, has been drawn up and has been submitted for feedback to mediators attending the trainings. A final version will be available after the stocktaking conference which is to be held in February 2012.

Download the European Code of Ethics for Mediators in french or in English