ROMACT and ROMED2 Launch Event in Kosice, Slovakia
On 5 November, the ROMACT project, as well as the new phase of ROMED2, was officially launched in Slovakia, during a conference held in the City of Kosice. This event has been opened by Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Koos Richelle, Director General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission and Peter Pollák, Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Government for Roma Communities. The ROMACT Project, which is implemented with the support of the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, aims at building up the capacity of local and regional authorities in drafting and implementing plans and projects for Roma inclusion while ROMED2 is focusing on improving democratic governance and participation of the Roma community through mediation. ROMACT will be implemented in Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Italy jointly with the ROMED2 Project.