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 North-East Slovakia. It has a population of about 5,800 inhabitants, out of which more than 80% are of Roma ethnicity, which makes it the largest Roma community in Slovakia. Most of the Roma live in two large settlements, Jarovnice and Mocidlany, while others live in the village.
Florian Gina, Jarovnice Mayor is Roma himself and the majority of Local Councilors are Roma as well.
The main integration issues relate to the insufficient school capacity and the insufficient number of Roma teacher assistants and health field assistants, the low level of skills and the lack of re-skilling opportunities, the high unemployment rate, the lack of property documents and the lack of leisure facilities for children, youths and also 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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