General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Florian GINA
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Rastislav ZUBAJ, Head of the Municipality office
Total population: 
5 831
(Atlas of Roma communities 2013)
Roma living in the Municipality: 
4 879
Description of the Municipality: 

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Jarovnice is a municipality in the Prešov Region, in the North-East of Slovakia. It has a population of about 5,800 inhabitants, of which more than 80% are from the Roma community, making it the largest Roma community in Slovakia. Most of the Roma in Jarovnice live in two large settlements, Jarovnice and Mocidlany, while others live in smaller villages.

Florian Gina, Mayor of Jarovnice, is a Roma community member and the majority of our Local Councillors are Roma as well.
The main integration issues relate to the lack of capacity in schools and an insufficient number of Roma teaching assistants and field health workers; a low level of skills combined with a lack of re-skilling and training opportunities: a high unemployment rate in the region; a lack of property documents; and a lack of leisure facilities for children, youths and adults.

Timeline Points

5 Nov 2013
Launching of ROMACT in Slovakia
6 Nov 2013
Signature of the committment letter by the Mayor
21 Jul 2015
First Joint Meeting with the Local Authorities
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