ROMACTED - Promoting good governance and Roma empowerment at local level

We use this opportunity to inform the public that the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Directorate-General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) has started the implementation of the regional project “ROMACTED - Promoting good governance and Roma empowerment at local level“.

The NGO „Young Roma“ was chosen to be a partner organization in the course of implementing the project for Montenegro. Four coastal municipalities - Herceg Novi, Tivat, Bar and Ulcinj and three northern municipalities - Nikšić, Bijelo Polje and Berane are the ones which are going to make efforts in order to promote the position of Roma communities in the following 25 months.

The target group within the project includes the representatives of local self-governments and local officials as well as a local Roma community. The aim of the project is to enhance local Roma community in order to contribute to the development, realization and monitoring of the plans and projects regarding the inclusion of Roma people.

We remind the public that the existing local action plans concerning the inclusion of Roma and Egyptians have been adopted within two municipalities, Tivat and Niksic.

We expect that this initiative will improve and broaden the commitment of institutions, capacities, knowledge and working skills as far as the inclusion of Roma people is concerned, applying the principles of good governance.

The final aim is to enhance to a significant extent both the representatives of local self-governments and the representatives of Roma communities in order to work together for the purpose of improving the situation within the municipality.

The creation and adoption of the realistically expected action plans and similar documents which define the activities of the municipality in relation to the Roma and Egyptian population will be a priority for this year.

The Ministry of human and minority rights, which is in charge of implementing the Strategy on social inclusion of Roma and Egyptians in Montenegro 2016-2020, shall monitor the project ROMACTED in Montenegro, in order to supervise the course of its implementation. The project has also been implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo, [1]"the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania and Turkey.



[1] This symbol does not prejudge the attitudes regarding the status and it is thus in harmony with The UN Security Council Resolutions 1244/1999 and the Opinion of the Court of Justice on the declaration of the independence of Kosovo.

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