Kaspichan

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Ongoing
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Milena Nedeva
Facilitators: 
Kamen Makaveev
Total population: 
8 550
Source: 
Administration of Kaspichan municipality
Roma living in the Municipality: 
2 763
Description of the Municipality: 

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Kaspichan Municipality is located central northeastern Bulgaria, part of Shumen Province.
It administers 9 places:  Kaspichan, Kaspichan (village), Kosovo, Kyulevcha, Markovo, Mogila, Pliska, Varbyane, Zlatna Niva. 

Roma are located in seven neighbourhoods in Kaspichan municipality: Kaspichan;  Kaspichan (village), Kosovo, Markovo, Pliska, Varbyane and Zlatna Niva. 

Roma are from different sub-groups: some of them have Romani, Turkish of Romanian  as mother tongue, using Bulgarian as a second language. 

The municipality is actively trying to develop project proposals under the Operational Programmes. In recent years there has been active migration to major cities in the country and abroad.
Some of the main problems Roma are faced with:
• A huge number of the population emigrates to Western Europe;
• High unemployment rate;
• A huge number of people do not have health insurance;
• Early marriages.

The ROMACT Process

ROMACT started in March 2020 with the signature of the Letter of agreement.

The Taskforce for Roma inclusion was created following Mayor's approval in September 2020. 

Timeline Points

19 Mar 2020
Step 1- Becoming Committed- Signature of the letter of agreement
30 Sep 2020
Creation of the Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
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