General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Kalin Kamenov
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Petya Dolapchieva - deputy mayor
Alexandra Raykova
Total population: 
75 368
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
2 215
Description of the Municipality: 

Vratsa is the largest city in northwestern Bulgaria. Administrative and economic center of the municipality of Vratsa and Vratsa Province.  The municipality includes 23 settlements - 1 town and 22 villages.

According to unofficial estimates, about 4 500 Roma live in the municipality. The major part of them live in Vratsa town itself while the rest is located in the villages of Nefela, Tri Kladentsi , Banitsa , Varbitsa and Tishevitsa. 

The ROMACT Process

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ROMACT started in March 2020 with the signature of the Letter of agreement.

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

Several training were provided: 

The local authorities were coached/trained on:
* National programs 2021 - 2027 funded by the EU structural and cohesion funds in support of municipal policies for social inclusion
* Partnership management for planning and implementation of municipal policies for social inclusion

The CAG members were coached/trained on:
* Role and functions of an NGO
* Role and functions of local authorities and advocacy
* Legal support for potential solutions for community members without ID

Timeline Points

23 Mar 2020
Step 1- Becoming Committed- Signature of the letter of agreement
12 Oct 2020
Creation of Taskforce
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