Yablanitsa

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Ongoing
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Naiden Naidenov
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Ivelin Yoshev - secretary of the municipality
Facilitators: 
Alexandra Raykova
Total population: 
6 234
Roma living in the Municipality: 
916
Description of the Municipality: 

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Yablanitsa Municipality is located in Northern Bulgaria, in Lovech Province.  Yablanitsa is the administrative center of Yablanitsa municipality which comprises of 9 localities: Batultsi, Brestnitsa, Dabravata, Dobrevtsi, Golyama Brestnitsa, Malak Izvor, Oreshene, Yablanitsa, and Zlatna Panega. 

Roma population lives mainly in Yablanitsa and Oreshene and Brestnitsa villages. 

The ROMACT Process

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 September 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
* Opportunities under the new Erasmus+ Program (2021-2027) in the School Education sector

The CAG members were coached/trained on:
* Role and functions of local authorities
* Advocating with local authorities

The Municipality benefited of ROMACT expertise for the following projects:
* “Nie sme ot selo, no ROBOTim smelo”, “Establishing school STEM environment”, Ministry of Education : Rejected
* “За утрешния ден” (“For tomorrow’s day”),  Competition Procedure 33.19-2020 of COIDUEM (Center for Educational Integration of Children and Pupils from Ethnic Minorities): Approved
Budget:  10 256 euros

Timeline Points

13 Mar 2020
Step 1- Becoming Committed- Signature of the letter of agreement
16 Sep 2020
Creation of Taskforce
2 Sep 2021
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