Bolintin Vale

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Ongoing
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Daniel Trăistaru
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Marius Dumitru, councillor to the mayor
Facilitators: 
Daniel Ganea
Total population: 
12 939
Source: 
Census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
2 296
Description of the Municipality: 

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The town of Bolintin Vale, Giurgiu County is located in the south-eastern part of Romania.  The municipality is in charge of the administration of three villages – Crivina, Malu Spart and Suseni (the second largest city of the county).  Only 23 km from Bucharest, the capital of the country and 90 km from the county capital, Giurgiu.  This close proximity to major cities has helped the local economy.
According to 2011 census, the Roma community represent 18% of the overall population, though local Roma leaders believe the actual percentage of the population is higher than the official 18%. Many Roma moved from neighbouring Bolintin-Deal to Bolintin Vale after ethnic clashes in 1991.
Two ethnic groups are living in Bolintin Vale, the Ursari and the Spoitori, they are concentrated in the  north-eastern part of the city, in an area called Palanca. Roma citizens living in this part of the city face challenges relating to identification documents, housing and access to basic services such as education or healthcare. Early marriage is also an important issue in these traditional communities.

In June 2016, a Roma candidate was elected as a city councillor.
 
 

Timeline Points

17 Nov 2016
STEP 1- BECOMING COMMITTED- Local Council Agreement to implement ROMACT
18 Nov 2016
Creation of the CAG
6 Dec 2016
First Joint Meeting
8 Mar 2017
Creation of the Taskforce through the mayor decision
25 May 2017
STEP 3- TRANSLATING PRIORITIES INTO MEASURES AND PROJECTS: Adoption of the Local Action Plan by the Local Council
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