ROMACT Transnational Cooperation and Capacity building (T.C.C.)

Launched in 2016, ROMACT T.C.C. is a new component of the ROMACT Programme which aims to assist local authorities in better integrating marginalised people, in particular non-nationals of Roma ethnicity. It is a component of the ROMACT Programme that focuses on the cooperation between municipalities from or to which movements of marginalised populations occur, with a focus on Roma.
The underlying assumption of ROMACT T.C.C. is that local authorities are best placed to identify challenges and needs in their territories, as no one-size solution fits all. It also draws on the expertise of the Council of Europe, more notably in interventions at local level through other joint programmes with the European Commission, intercultural activities and Roma mediators’ training. Based on the ROMACT experience since its beginning, communities are diverse and have different needs and obstacles to overcome.
The structure of ROMACT T.C.C. – three modules and one online platform -  is designed to answer to the direct needs of local authorities in terms of understanding, outreach and identifying solutions for a smoother inclusion of marginalised populations, including Roma.

Module A of ROMACT T.C.C. consists in the provision of one-day training sessions on intercultural issues, delivered in the local languages of municipality staff, social workers, police, health professionals, education staff and others. Trainers delivering the sessions are highly qualified, experienced professionals with  a very good understanding of local contexts and Roma issues. The methods used are carefully selected by trainers in order to respond to the specific questionings and expectations of each target group, with a priority given to interactive methods and activities.
In order to benefit from this module, please regularly follow our newsfeed for Calls for applications.

Module B is based on the long-term expertise of the ROMED Programme and the curriculum developped on intercultural mediation. It addresses mediators or persons working in a context of mediation between local institutions and Roma populations. The training cycle is organised in two sessions of up to 4 days and a six months practice in between.
In order to benefit from this module, please regularly follow our newsfeed for Calls for applications.

Module C consists in the provision of financial support* for short-term or long-term working visits to municipalities of origin of marginalised persons, in particular Roma. The aim of these exchanges** include a better assessment of integration needs of non-national marginalised people, creating contacts with staff of municipalities from which non-nationals originate and exploring concrete opportunities for joint actions and projects.
*A given visit can concern one or more municipalities (in one or more countries) of origin but ROMACT will only fund visits to municipalities of origin.
**short-term visits (up to 5 people for up to 5 days); long-term visits (up to 2 people for up to 30 days)

In order to benefit from this module, please regularly follow our newsfeed for Calls for applications.

The ROMACT T.C.C. online platform  provides a dedicated space of cooperation for local administrations, governmental agencies and mandated NGOs working on Roma inclusion.
The platform will allow users to:
- look up and get in touch with relevant contacts in municipalities of interest;;
- indentify partners for various joint activities in the field of Roma inclusion;
- get news on events, training opportunities and good practices;


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