Budisov nad budisovkou

General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Patrik Schramm
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Patrik Schramm
Andrea Červeňáková
Total population: 
2 911
Czech Statistical Office
Roma living in the Municipality: 
Description of the Municipality: 

Budišov nad Budišovkou is situated 30 km west of Opava County and 340 km from the capital city, Prague. The municipality also has in its composition other three villages, Guntramovice, Podlesí and Staré Oldřůvky.

The Roma population in Budišov nad Budišovkou mostly live in the hostels owned by private companies and some of the Roma live in houses or flats. The housing situation represents one of the most pressing problems of the community. The poor housing situation is also affected by the vast forced evictions of Roma from the near cities which causes a fluctuating population of Roma. In 2009 Vitkov was the target of extremist attacks against Roma (arson of Roma houses), which resulted in severely injuring several members of the community. Later in 2014, extremist marches against Roma were held in Budišov, transforming the area in a target for anti Roma sentiments. The high unemployment rate represents another of the Roma community in Budišov, the lack of jobs and the poor living conditions contributing to a very low living standard. The municipality did not have a specific Roma inclusion agenda before the ROMACT process.



The ROMACT Process

The ROMACT process in Budišov started in January 2016, with the approval of the Local Council to commit in the programme. After negotiations with the ROMACT team, the Local Council of Budišov agreed to the development of a Joint Action Plan and showed willingness to include it in the municipality's strategic plans. The municipality does not have employed expert staff on projects design and project implementation.

Due to the proximity and the similarities of their needs, the mayoralties of Budišov nad Budišovkou and Vitkov have agreed to join their efforts in implementing the ROMACT process in their communities.
The CAG was created and started drafting their priorities. The tables below summarize the needs of the community in Budišov nad Budišovkou.

Short-term priorities of the CAGObjective 1
YouthProvide a rehearsing place for young musicians from the community
HousingImprove housing conditions - renovating houses and the general area around the Roma neighbourhood
InfrastructureBuild a playground for children
Long-term priorities of the CAGObjective 1Objective 2
EmploymentEstablishing a sawmill social enterprise facility in order to create jobs and decrease the unemployment rateEstablishing a meals service ( social canteen) social enterprise in the community

Timeline Points

27 Jan 2016
STEP 1 - BECOMING COMMITTED- Written decision of the Local Council to join the ROMACT Programme


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