Zavet

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Ongoing
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Ahter Veliev
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Halime Topchieva, municipal expert
Facilitators: 
Kadrin Hasanov
Total population: 
10 586
Source: 
Census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
563
Description of the Municipality: 

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Zavet Municipality is located in Northeastern Bulgaria and is one of the constituent municipalities of Razgrad District. The municipality has 7 settlements - the town of Zavet and the villages of Ivan Shishmanovo, Prelez, Ostrovo, Brestovene, Sushevo and Veselets. The total population of the municipality is 10.586. The ethnicity of the inhabitants is as follows: Bulgarians 1.458 (13,77%), Turks 6.423 (60,67%), Roma 563 (5,32%).
 
The Roma in the municipality live mainly in Zavet town - 271 people, Brestovene village - 158 people and Ostrovo village - 111 people. More than 1/3 of the population in the municipality is under risk of poverty. There are many unemployed persons who are not registered with the Labor bureau and subsequently have no access to social welfare. About 10 % of the Roma are permanently employed; the larger part of the Roma are engaged in the grey economy or generate income through working abroad. The immigration is seen as an important problem. In the past years about 400 Roma have left the municipality.
 

The ROMACT Process

Zavet municipality joined the ROMACT program in September 2017.

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

Timeline Points

28 Aug 2017
Step 1- Becoming Commited- Signature of the letter of commitment
5 Dec 2017
Creation of CAG
29 Dec 2017
Creation of Taskforce
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