Local Action Plan in Bari ready for adoption

On 25 October 2016, during a public session in the Urban Center of the city, Ms Francesca Bottalico – Head of the Welfare Department of the Municipality of Bari - together with the ROMACT Support Team in Italy, presented the main measures included in the Local Action Plan for Roma Integration which will be forwarded to the local council for adoption in the coming days.
The document was described as “innovative” and an opportunity to “create sustainable welfare experiences”, and it emerged from the needs defined by the Roma community through the participation of the Community Action Group (CAG). Discussions among various stakeholders at local level were concentrated during a workshop in May 2016, which further fine-tuned the solutions proposed.
The measures included in the plan follow the four thematic areas defined by the National Strategy for Roma inclusion of Italy: housing, education, health and employment. They incorporate the needs defined by the CAG representing the Roma community as well as the input of other relevant stakeholders at the local level in Bari.
Learn more about the ROMACT process in Bari
Video interview with Ms Bottalico (Italian only)

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