Official Launch of ROMACT and ROMED2 Programmes in Budapest,
Joint Council of Europe / European Commission project for Roma inclusion started
The new ROMACT programme was officially launched in Budapest (Hungary) on Friday 4 October at a national conference attended by over 100 national and international players. Laszlό Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Zoltàn Kovàcs, Hungarian Secretary of State for Social Inclusion, and Jeroen Schokkenbroek, Special Representative of the Council of Europe Secretary General spoke at the opening of the conference. They welcomed and underlined the importance of this new activity.
ROMACT is a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Commission implemented in the framework of the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion of the Council of Europe. The aim of the programme is to help European local and regional authorities frame and implement strategies and policies to promote Roma inclusion. It complements the ROMED Programme for the training of cultural mediators.