Buzau

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Closed
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Constantin Boșcodeală
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Luminiţa Colţeanu- Senior councillor to the Investments Department
Facilitators: 
Iosif Calin
Total population: 
115 494
Source: 
Census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
5 466
Description of the Municipality: 

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Buzau Municipality is the county seat of the same name and is located in the centre of the county. Out of the 115 494 inhabitants, 5466 are Roma.
 
Traditionally, the Roma inhabitants belong to the following groups: 45% are ursari (traditionally they tamed bears), 30% are lăieşi (blacksmiths); 10% are Kalderash; 8% are argintari (silver craftspersons); 7% are lăutari (musicians).
Roma live scattered throughout the entire city, except in Simileasca neighbourhood where they form a compact group.
Access to education and consequently to labour market are important issues in the communities with only 0.80% having university degree, 7% having college education and 28.61% having completed secondary education. A high number of the community members are involved in seasonal migration to Nordic countries, particularly to Sweden.
 

Timeline Points

4 Feb 2014
Signature of ROMACT letter of commitment
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