Antonovo

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Ongoing
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Hayredin Mehmedov
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Serihan Etemova and Snezhana Stefanova – municipal experts
Facilitators: 
Diyan Dankov
Total population: 
5 938
Source: 
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
1 212
Description of the Municipality: 

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Antonovo is located  in Targovishte Province in Northeastern Bulgaria. The largest ethnic group of the municipality is Turkish. 
The industry is extremely poorly developed, there is only one enterprise that produces road signs and facilities. There are 55 registered companies in the municipality in the sectors of hotels, restaurants and trade. Tourism is not developed either.

In the municipality, Roma are Horahane Roma (Turkish/Muslim Roma) and live in Antonovo town and Izvorovo and Moravitsa villages. 
 

The ROMACT Process

ROMACT Process started in April 2021 with the signature of the Letter of Agreement.

The Taskforce for Roma inclusion was created following Mayor's approval in December 2021. 

The Municipality benefited of ROMACT expertise for the following project:
* "Fair chances for better future of Roma In Sungulare and Antonovo municipalities", Financial Mechanism of the EEA, “Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Enhanced Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups” Programme BGLD-3.002- Under evaluation

Media coverage

Antonovo municipality page press release for the start of ROMACT program

 

Timeline Points

26 Apr 2021
Step 1- Becoming committed- Signature of the letter of agreement
8 Dec 2021
Creation of the Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
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