General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Zohro Ilchev
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Zyumbyul Ivanova – municipal expert, Kadrie Mehmedova – health mediator
Galina Topalova
Total population: 
22 934
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
3 381
Description of the Municipality: 

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Provadia  is located in northeastern Bulgaria in the western part of Varna District. 

Roma population in the municipality lives mainly in Provadiya ( Millet Roma) , Blasko  (Millet Roma), Bosveliysko (Millet and Dasikane Roma)  and Gradinarovo (Millet Roma). 

The ROMACT Process

ROMACT Process started in May 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 June 2022.

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:
A beam of light for children – Provodiya Municipality
ROMACT supported the municipality with 2112 €, reaching 22 children from vulnerable families with extremely dire financial situation in the villages of Bozveliysko, Manastir and Zhitnitsa. The project targeted to cover the basic clothing needs of children for winter and reaching out to their families to inform them about social benefits and job opportunities provided by the Labour Bureau and Social Aid Department. The children received protective winter jackets, clothing and boots which boosted their morale and confidence. Their mothers attended meetings to learn about procedures to apply for jobs and social benefits.

Timeline Points

10 May 2021
Step 1- Becoming Committed- Signature of the letter of agreement
24 Nov 2021
Creation of the Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
28 Jun 2022
Step 3- Translating priorities into measures- Adoption of the Joint Action Plan by Local Council
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