General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Georgi Georgiev
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Ferhan Hasan - Head of the department of education and humanitarian activities
Galina Topalova
Total population: 
13 752
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
Description of the Municipality: 

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Dalgopol is located in Varna District. Agriculture is a structural branch of the local economy. It is present in all settlements of the municipality and has an important role for its overall development.

The unofficial number of Roma inhabitants is around 4500.  They are mostly Horahane Roma and they mostly live in Dalgopol, Velichkovo and Tsonevo. 

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 November 2021. 

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

The Municipality benefited from ROMACT expertise to apply for the following project :
The expertise provided by ROMACT for municipalities involves training and guidance on preparing project proposals and implementing inclusive policies aimed at improving the living conditions and social integration of vulnerable populations, including the Roma.

"Integration in Action" - Funded by COIDUEM Competition procedure for project proposals 33.21.
Budget : 16 619€ 
Status : reserve list

"Hot lunch in the context of a Covid-19 pandemic in Tsenovo municipality" - Funded by the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived.
Beneficiaries : 100
Budget : 9 290€
Status : approved

Trainings provided by ROMACT experts :

Local Authorities (LA):
* Partnership management for the implementation of municipal policies on social inclusion;
* Including priorities and measures for Roma communities in the Integrated stratedies for territorial development;
* Presentation of Erasmus+ Program - KA1 Learning Mobility for Individuals; KA2 Cooperation between Organizations and Institutions;
Data collection and preparation of the Community needs assessment;
Elaboration of analysis for the Municipal Plan on Roma Integration;
Consultation on the preparation of the Municipal Action Plan on Roma Integration .

Community Action Groups (CAG):
* Participation within municipal budget process
* Achieving the Community Action Group sustainability through establishing and developing a civil society organisation;
* Development and implementation of partnerships for prevention and intervention of drugs use in Roma communities.

LA and CAG : 
ROMACT approach for local facilitators;
Grant procedure for financial assistance through the selection of project proposals BG05M2OP001-3.019 "SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE GROUPS FOR ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION”;
Development and implementation of partnerships for prevention and intervention of drugs use in Roma communitie;
Increasing the sensitivity to hate speech and prejudice against the Roma in the planning and implementation of inclusive policie;
* Presentation of Erasmus+ Program - KA1 Learning Mobility for Individuals; KA2 Cooperation between Organizations and Institutions

ROMACT Small Grants Scheme : 
 ROMACT offers small grants scheme to support the efforts of the municipalities and Community Action Groups to respond together to the needs of the most vulnerable and to multiply the good practices across ROMACT municipalities.
Under the scheme of small grants, the following project was supported by ROMACT between February 2022 - May 2022:
Arrangement of playground for children – Dalgopol Municipality
ROMACT supported the municipality with 4998 € for the cleaning of unregulated landfills formed in the neighbourhood over the years. The project covered the set-up of 6 new garbage containers and the instalment of a basketball court for the children. Around 30 volunteers participated in the cleaning which demonstrates the motivation of the residents to keep a clean environment through direct and active participation in project activities.

Timeline Points

27 Apr 2021
Step 1- Becoming Committed- Signature of the letter of agreement
26 Nov 2021
Creation of the Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
28 Jan 2022
Step 3- Translating priorities into measures- Adoption of the Joint Action Plan by City Council
31 Mar 2023
End of ROMACT process
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