General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Petar Danchev
Dora Petkova
Total population: 
8 473
Roma living in the Municipality: 
2 224
Description of the Municipality: 

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 Krivodol Municipality is located in Vratsa Province, in north-west Bulgaria. 
It includes 15 settlements – Baurene, Botunya, Galatin, Glavatsi, Golemo babino, Gradeshnitsa, Dobrusha, Kravoder, Krivodol, Lesura, Osen, Pudriya, Rakevo, Urovene, Furen and Krivodol, its administrative centre. 

The Roma population consists 13% of the entire population in the municipality, according to the official data. Roma are living in two neighbourhoods of the town of Krivodol, namely Cement Mahala and IV District. There are also Roma living in the surrounding villages: Pudria, Kradover, Glavatsi, Gradeshnitsa, Baurene, Rakevo, Lesura, Galatin. 

Some of the main issues they are faced with are:
• Illegal houses;
• High emigration;
• High unemployment;
• Representatives of their community lack a proper educationa/qualification;
• The majority of the Roma are uninsured;
• Early marriages;
• Overcrowded housing.

The ROMACT Process

ROMACT process started in November 2018 with the signature of the Letter of Agreement.

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

Several training were provided: 

The local authorities were coached/trained on:
* Legal frame for addressing discrimination
* Effective communication and transparency
* Understanding ROMACT process. Necessity to address marginalisation
* Establishing a municipal Taskforce on Roma social inclusion; Introduction to municipal procedures
* Role and tasks of a project coordinator
* Nature, functions and tasks of the Taskforce on Roma social inclusion. Order, Rules of Procedure
* Approaches for working with and within Roma community
* Development of a Plan for integrated develoment of municipality - PIRO

The CAG was coached/trained on:
* Harmonizing activizm with professionalism
* Legal frame for addressing discrimination
* Participating in the local budget process

The following measures to solve problems in Roma community were taken:
* Recruitment of 2 Roma educational mediators 
* Recruitment of 5 community mediators
* Replacement of the water supply network of Yuri Gagarin Street in the Roma quarter of Galatin village 

The Municipality benefited of ROMACT expertise for the following projects:
* "Together we can do more" - OPHRD&OPSESG- Approved- Budget: 435 685 €
*  "Municipalities of Krivodol and Borovan - partner to care for a better life" - OPHRD- Approved- Budget: 98 943€

Timeline Points

21 Nov 2018
Step 1- Becoming Commited- Signature of the letter of commitment
14 Mar 2019
Step 4- Funding, implementing & monitoring: Submission of a project proposal under OPHRD
14 Feb 2020
Creation of Taskforce
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