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Valea Seacă is a rural administrative entity, with almost 4.000 inhabitants. It belongs administratively to Bacău County and is situated in the North-East of Romania. It is composed of two main villages, Cucova and Valea Seacă with Roma population which varies from 1.100 (the official census) to almost 2.000 citizens (NGO estimates). One of the biggest issues of the Roma community in Valea Seacă is the lack of IDs of many Roma citizens which prevents them from accessing services for health, education, employment and housing.
The ROMACT was launched in Valea Seacă in October 2013
The first meeting between the ROMACT National Support Team and the local administration took place in November 2013 and the Letter of Commitment was signed on 3 February 2014.
The Roma CAG was set up with the help of the facilitator starting with November 2013 and by February 2014 and brought together a diverse group: Roma and non Roma, man and women, speakers of Romani, members in different religious groups
The identified development needs were addressed in a Joint Action Plan, endorsed by the Local Council in March 2015, including the following measures:
IDs AND PROPERTY DOCUMENTS
In Valea Seaca there several important projects have been implemented after the mayor has agreed to participate in the project ROMACT such as the development of water supply system in the whole town and partly in Palamida; the paving of communal roads in Roma neighborhoods; the construction of a modern wastewater treatment plant and sewerage system; the rehabilitation and modernization of public lighting and the construction of a new modern nursery in the community center frequented mostly by Roma children.