General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Hayredin Mehmedov
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Serihan Etemova and Snezhana Stefanova – municipal experts
Diyan Dankov
Total population: 
5 938
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
1 212
Description of the Municipality: 

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Antonovo is located  in Targovishte Province in Northeastern Bulgaria. The largest ethnic group of the municipality is Turkish. 
The industry is extremely poorly developed, there is only one enterprise that produces road signs and facilities. There are 55 registered companies in the municipality in the sectors of hotels, restaurants and trade. Tourism is not developed either.

In the municipality, Roma are Horahane Roma (Turkish/Muslim Roma) and live in Antonovo town and Izvorovo and Moravitsa villages. 

The ROMACT Process

ROMACT Process started in April 2021 with the signature of the Letter of Agreement.

The Taskforce for Roma inclusion was created following Mayor's approval in December 2021. 

The Municipal Action Plan for Roma inclusion was adopted by the Local Council in January 2022.

The Municipality benefited of ROMACT expertise for the following project:
* "Fair chances for better future of Roma In Sungulare and Antonovo municipalities", Financial Mechanism of the EEA, “Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Enhanced Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups” Programme BGLD-3.002- Under evaluation

ROMACT experts provided the following trainings between March - November 2021.

For the Community Action Groups:
* Assessing the needs of the community and creating a list of priorities

For the local authorities:
* Partnership management for the implementation of municipal policies on social inclusion

Media coverage

Antonovo municipality page press release for the start of ROMACT program


Timeline Points

26 Apr 2021
Step 1- Becoming committed- Signature of the letter of agreement
8 Dec 2021
Creation of the Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
27 Jan 2022
Step 3- Translating priorities into measures- Adoption of the Joint Action Plan by Local Council
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