The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.
Since 1950, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of more than 9,300 people in 123 countries continues to help and protect millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people.
Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. It runs for seven years, from 2014 to 2020, with organizations invited to apply for funding each year to undertake creative and worthwhile activities.
Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe. It is open to education, training, youth and sport organizations across all sectors of lifelong learning, including school education, further and higher education, adult education and the youth sector. It offers exciting opportunities for UK participants to then study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad in Europe.
ROMACTED, “Promoting good governance and Roma empowerment at local level”, is a Joint Programme between the European Union and the Council of Europe.
The programme will be 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, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Turkey. The agreement with between the EC and the CoE was signed on 1 May 2017, and after a six month period of inception, the programme will be implemented in approximately 59 Municipalities (local administrations, elected representatives and officials) and the Roma communities, for a period of 28 to 30 months, until the end of April 2020.
ROMACTED results from the experience of the ROMED and ROMACT programmes and will reflect upon the adaptation of these methodologies and activities to each beneficiary and selected location, in order to fit into the policy cycle and the dynamics and reality of each municipality, and thus bringing an additional input to existing policies and practices for an effective and more inclusive functioning.
ROMACTED in Kosovo*
The 8 Municipalities chosen to propose the implementation of ROMACTED in Kosovo* are: Gjakovё/Ðakovica; Gračanica/Graçanicё; Mitrovicё/Mitrovica South; Lipjan/Lipljan; Fushё Kosovё/Kosovo Polje; Ferizaj/Uroševac; Istog/Istok and Obiliq/Obilič municipality.
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