Romact Resources

The ROMACT Handbook

A manual for Mayors, Local Administrations and Roma wanting to improve the living conditions of disadvantaged Roma.
This handbook describes the method of the ROMACT Programme. Although it is focused on the inclusion of marginalised Roma, it is also relevant for other vulnerable people.
Applying the ROMACT process will lead to positive change for the entire municipality. 

Report on the Situation of Social Economy Structures in the ROMACT municipalities in Romania

​This report provides information on the situation of the SES in ROMACT municipalities, analyses the difficulties met at local level and suggests a number of possible solutions in order to ensure the sustainability of these structures.

Report on the analysis of the legal provisions regarding the social component of the public procurement

The report sets to demonstrate the need to link procurement legislation and public policies with regulations on social economy, social inclusion, antidiscrimination and promotion of equal opportunities. Overall, it aims to increase the social efficiency and social impact of the procurement of goods, services and works by the contracting authorities in Romania.

Analysis of Municipal Development Plans & Integrated Urban Reconstruction & Development plans of municipalities participating  in ROMACT - 2019

The study prepared by ROMACT experts identified challenges met in Bulgaria regarding the planning process. It contributes to the work on mainstreaming of the issues of the vulnerable and marginalized communities, including Roma, in the strategies and plans of municipalities. 

Guide for carrying out a local information and awareness campaign on the protection of children with parents going to work abroad

Throughout the implementation of the ROMACT  in the Romania, the programme facilitators and experts have identified the need to support local authorities in fulfilling their responsibilities regarding the protection of children whose parents have gone abroad to work .

This guide is intended for local specialists, who identify the need to organize such awareness raising campaign on the protection of children with parents going to work abroad.

Operational Programmes proposed for Romania in the programming period 2021-2027 - ROMACT Review

ROMACT Romanian team reviewed the objectives and indicative allocation set in the Partnership Agreement for 2021-2027 for each Operational Programme and compiled the information for the use of local authorities staff and relevant stakeholders.

Toolkit: Possible solutions for informal settlements - Posibile soluții pentru așezările informale

The toolkit is a working tool for local authorities to identify appropriate solutions for informal settlements, with the support of the directly concerned marginalised communities. Toolkitul este gândit ca un instrument de lucru destinat autorităților publice locale pentru identificarea soluțiilor adecvate în ceea ce privește așezările informale, cu sprijinul comunității dezavantajate direct afectată.

Council of Europe tools on Good Governance

The development and promotion of innovative capacity-building tools is among the priorities of the Centre of Expertise for Good Governance. These tools take inspiration from the best of European practice and enable the reinforcement and evaluation of local authorities’ capacities in a variety of areas.

Initial developments in the CLLD approach in 9 urban communities in Romania

The report looked at the way in which the CLLD approach was prepared for in these communities, in particular whether community involvement was real, when the implementation phase began, and the challenges that the local public authorities encountered.

ROMACT Guide on social housing awarding criteria for local authorities in Romania

This guide comes in support of the local authorities in Romania  to better understand the social housing allocation methodology and to promote the prevention of discriminatory policies in access to housing.

Other Resources

Handbook for Improving the Living Conditions of Roma - updated version (source: World Bank & European Commission)

This handbook provides practical advice to local authorities and civil society organizations that prepare and implement interventions to improve the living conditions of Roma, using European, national, or local funds.

Guidance on Community-led Local Development (CLLD) for local actors (source: European Commission)

Community-led local development (CLLD) is an approach to territorial development where local actors work in partnership to design and implement their own strategies in order to meet development needs in their area.

Guidance on European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020 Thematic Guidance Fiche: Roma and Marginalised Communities (Thematic objective 9 - Social Inclusion and Poverty)

Since 2010 the European Commission has continuously kept Roma integration high on the political agenda. The Commission put into place a comprehensive set of legal, policy and financial measures, to ensure that the fundamental rights of all EU citizens, including Roma, are effectively promoted and protected.

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