General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Emil Kabaivanov
Total population: 
47 561
Roma living in the Municipality: 
7 585
Description of the Municipality: 

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Karlovo is a town in central Bulgaria. It is administratively part of the Plovdiv Province. The town has a diverse ethnic composition, with Bulgarians being the majority. There is also smaller communities of Turks and Roma.
Employment opportunities in Karlovo are linked to agriculture, rose oil production, local businesses, and tourism. Disadvantaged groups, including the Roma, often experience higher unemployment rates and lower wages compared to the majority population.

The ROMACT Process

ROMACT Process started in March 2023 with the signature of the Letter of Agreement.

The Taskforce for Roma inclusion was created following Mayor's approval in September 2023. 

Trainings provided by ROMACT experts :

Community Action Groups (CAG):
Coaching on the topic "Local budget process, preparation of proposals for the 2024 municipal budget".

Local Authorities (LA):
* Social and Emotional Development and Language Culture through Lego Education (Training for teachers).

Articles :
ROMACT Programme celebrates International ROMA Day 2024

Timeline Points

15 Mar 2023
Step 1- Becoming committed- Signature of the letter of agreement
15 Sep 2023
Creation of the Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
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