A manual for development of local resources, joint action and empowerment of Roma communities

The ROMACTED handbook is prepared to assist local authorities in improving the lives of disadvantaged Roma citizens, through capacity building and effective participation of the relevant stakeholders in local plans and projects. The content contains key methodological principles of the Joint European Union and Council of Europe ROMACTED Programme, and experiences of the implementation of such principles in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

The programme is funded by the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) and implemented by the Council of Europe’s Roma and Travellers Team and the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North
Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, and Kosovo*1.

ROMACTED results from the experience of the ROMED2 and ROMACT3 programmes. It reflects upon the adaptation of these methodologies and activities for each beneficiary and selected location in order to fit the policy cycle, the dynamics and reality of each municipality, therefore making the existing policies and practices more effective and inclusive.