Shabla

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Ongoing
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Marian Zhechev
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Albena Stoeva, senior expert on ethnic and demographic issues
Facilitators: 
Kamen Makaveev
Total population: 
5 069
Source: 
Census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
380
Description of the Municipality: 

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Shabla Municipality is located in North-East Bulgaria, in South Dobrudja district. To the east, Shabla municipality borders with the Black Sea, to the west with General Toshevo Municipality, to the north with Romania and to the south - to the Municipality of Kavarna.
The municipality includes 15 villages (Bozhanovo, Vaklino, Gorichane, Gorun, Granichar, Durankulak, Ezerets, Zahari Stoyanovo, Krapets, Prolez, Smin, Staevtsi, Tvurditsa, Tyulenovo, Chernomortsi). The number and share of ethnic groups, according to the census of the population from 2011 is: 4.466 Bulgarians (88,1%), 142 Roma (2,80) and 67 Turks (1,32% ).
According to the local authorities, about 300 people are at risk of poverty. 22 families (out of which 16 are Roma) receive monthly social support. 288 people are registered as unemployed in the local Employment services.  The risk of poverty for Dobrich region is 40.8 %.
 
In the municipality of Shabla there is one neighborhood with a compact Roma population, 50% of them being from the group of kopanari and 50% caldarasch. Only the main street that leads to the neighborhood is asphalted and there is only one street with crushed stone pavement.
 

The ROMACT Process

Shabla municipality recently joined the ROMACT program, in August 2017.

A Community Action Group (CAG) was created in December 2017 and is currently assessing the community needs.
 

 

Timeline Points

7 Aug 2017
Step 1- Becoming Commited- Signature of the letter of commitment
17 Dec 2017
Creation of CAG
20 Dec 2017
Creation of Taskforce
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