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Dissemination Workshop: Handbook for Improving the Living Conditions of Roma
June 2, 2015Bucharest


The Handbook will be presented to central and local authorities, and civil society. Jointly funded by the World Bank and the European Commission, the publication provides practical advice useful in the preparation and implementation of projects funded with European, national, or local funds.

On June 2, the Handbook for Improving the Living Conditions of Roma will be disseminated through a workshop at the European Commission Representation Offices in Bucharest, Romania. The handbook was jointly funded and drafted by the World Bank and the European Commission.

It provides practical advice to local authorities and civil society organizations in the preparation and implementation of projects, funded with European, national, or local funds. The hands-on, practical approaches, techniques, and tools for executing and enhancing the quality of interventions is expected to help improve the living conditions of Roma. The handbook intends to share global insights, experience, and ideas to broaden the range of interventions and actions considered by stakeholders, and also to inspire further innovations.

The purpose of the dissemination workshop is to inform central and local authorities as well as civil society organizations about the purpose, use, and key contents of the handbook. The presentation of the handbook will be followed by discussion sessions to help the participants better relate the contents of the handbook with their circumstances and start considering the application of the contents. Hard copies of the handbook, translated into Romanian, will be distributed during the workshop.

 

11:00 – 11:30

Arrival of participants, registration, coffee

 

Opening session

11:30 – 11:35

Introduction by moderator

11:35 – 11:40

Dominique Bé, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, European Commission 

11:40 – 11:45

Eva Maria Szavuj, DG REGIO - EU Policies, European Commission

11:45 – 11:50

Kosuke Anan, Sr. Social Development Specialist, World Bank

11:50 – 11:55

Ciprian Necula, State Secretary, Ministry of European Funds

11:55 – 12:05

Mircea Dumitru, Mayor of Brăhăşeşti Commune, Member of the Association of Communes in Romania

 

Introductory session on the Handbook

 

12:05 – 12:15

Presentation: introduction to the Handbook (background, purposes, key guiding points)

12:15 – 12:45

Discussion: sharing good experiences related to the key guiding points

 

12:45 – 13:30

Lunch break

Session on the Formulation of Interventions

13:30 – 13:50

Presentation: formulate the interventions – needs assessment, prioritization, risk management

13:50 – 14:20

Discussions: sharing experiences related to effectiveness and sustainability

 

Session on Good Practices

14:20 – 15:30

Presentation of and discussions on 5 good practices

15:30 – 15:50

Andreea Tudor, Counselor, Ministry of European Funds - National Contact Point for Roma Funding opportunities under 2014-2020 programmatic Period

15:50

Closing remarks

  • Dominique Bé

    DG Employment, social affairs & inclusion, European Commission
  • Eva Maria Szavuj

    DG REGIO - EU policies, European Commission
  • Kosuke Anan

    Senior Social Development Specialist, World Bank
  • Ciprian Necula

    State Secretary, Ministry of European Funds
  • Mircea Dumitru

    Mayor of Brăhăşeşti Commune, Member of the Association of Communes in Romania
  • Andreea Tudor

    Counselor, Ministry of European Funds - National Contact Point for Roma
  • Presentation of the handbook and moderation: Mihai Boyer Magheru

    Social development Specialist, World Bank