Samuil

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Ongoing
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Beytulla Sali Myumyun
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Behra Zyulkyar - Deputy mayor
Facilitators: 
Kadrin Hasanov
Total population: 
6 453
Source: 
NSI 2017
Roma living in the Municipality: 
1 400
Description of the Municipality: 

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Samuil Municipality is located in the southern part of Ludogorie in the northeastern part of Bulgaria. The municipality is composed of villages 14 in total.
The Roma population is made of different communities:  Horahanne, Rudari and "Musicians".
Unemployment and access to services are crucial issues in Samuil. The villages are not well connected with the main town and 30% of the Roma inhabitants have left Samuil in the last 5 years, which led to an increase of the school dropout rate.

 

The ROMACT Process

Samuil municipality  joined the ROMACT program in August 2018 with the signature of the letter of agreement.
The involvement of Roma community members has been a challenge in Samuil and the Community Action Group (CAG) could only be formalised at the end of November 2018. 
The Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion was created on 5 February 2019. 

Several training were provided:

The CAG was coached/trained on:
* Implementing a community survey and collecting data
* Advocating with Local Authorities for addressing social exclusion

The Municipality benefited of ROMACT expertise for the following project:
 - "Socio-economic integration and improving the access to education of persons from vulnerable groups in municipality of Samuil" - OPHRD & OPSESG - Approved- Budget: 435 631€

 

Timeline Points

21 Mar 2018
Step 1- Becoming Commited- Signature of the letter of agreement
25 Nov 2018
Creation of Community Action Group
5 Feb 2019
Creation of Taskforce
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