Bolintin Vale

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Closed
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.
 
 

The ROMACT Process

ROMACT Process started with the signature of the letter of Agreement on 17 November 2016. On 25 May 2017, through a Local Council Decision, the Local Action Plan to improve Roma population condition was adopted.
 

Trainings provided for the local administrationBeneficiaries
Public procurement expertCivil servants
Project ManagerCivil servants
EU funds Accessing expertCivil servants
Legal coaching on "School after school" educational programCivil servants
Legal coaching on "Second chance" educational programCivil servants
Legal coaching for POCU 5.1 and identifying alternative financing source for restoring a historical building into a multicultural centerCivil servants
Coaching on EU/ government fundingCommunity Action Group
Coaching for setting up an NGOCommunity Action Group
Training on community development and civic participationCommunity Action Group
Expertise provided to the local administrationBeneficiariesBudgetStatus
Expertise on Human Capacity Operational Program Axis 4.1 Reducing the number of marginalized communities (in which Roma minority population counts at least 10% of the total population) at risk of poverty and social exclusion by implementing integrated measures.560 inhabitants from disadvantaged communities1.628.431 EURApproved
Expertise on Cross-Border Cooperation Operational Program - Romania-Bulgaria - cross-border partnership for improving decision-making systemLocal authorities and the entire community299.325 EURApproved
Expertise on Regional Operational Program Axis 10 - Improving the educational structure- Rehabilitation, extension, endowment Bolintin Vale n1 KindergartenChildren and teachers from kindergarten972.911 EURApproved
Expertise on INTERREG V-A Romania-Bulgaria Programme- Development of prevention and warning system regarding flooding in cross-border area Romania-BulgariaThe local administration and the entire community491.105 EURApproved
Expertise on - National Program for Local Development Rehabilitation of the county road to Malu Spart (11 km)3228 inhabitants from Malu Spart3.023.571 EURApproved

Timeline Points

17 Nov 2016
Step 1- Becoming Commited- Signature of the letter of commitment
8 Mar 2017
Creation of the Taskforce
25 May 2017
STEP 3- TRANSLATING PRIORITIES INTO MEASURES AND PROJECTS: Adoption of the Local Action Plan by the Local Council
30 May 2017
Step 4- Funding, implementing, monitoring
21 Sep 2018
End of ROMACT process
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