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.

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.

 

UPDATE! 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).

Successful story

Following the signed  Commitment letter between the Council of Europe and Kirovograd city administration on joining the ROMED2 program, the National Focal Point together with the  national trainer conducted the first Community Action Group in Kirovograd  on July 1, 2014,

Training on Project management for CAG members and local municipality staff, Eforie, Romania, 7-9 July 20

During three days, from 7 to 9 July 2014, the Romanian National Support Team organised a training within the ROMED2 and ROMACT Programmes which answered the specific needs identified among the municipalities selected.
 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Tenders - ROMED and ROMACT websites

The deadline for Tenders (ROMED/ROMACT Websites) has been extended until FRIDAY 11th of July, midnight (CET)

The ROMED and ROMACT Joint Programmes of the European Commission and Council of Europe are launching a Call for Tenders for the redesign, maintenance or optimization of their respective websites. Please read carefully the following attachments.

The deadline for submission of offers is set to 7 July 2014 at 00:00 CET. For further information, please contact the ROMED/ROMACT team at romed@coe.int

Attachments:

Call for Tenders

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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