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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.