Babadag

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Closed
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Georgian Caraman
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Doina Sacui – Local Counselor and Alina Ivancescu – inspector within Department for Accessing European Funds
Facilitators: 
Daniel Ganea
Total population: 
10 037
Source: 
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
1 219
Description of the Municipality: 

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Babadag is a small town situated in the South part of Tulcea County, with 4 big neighborhoods – Bendea, Veterani, Bim, Gara. 50% of the population is considered at poverty risk.
The Roma population is officially 1219. Unofficially, it is considered that approximately 2 900 Roma live in Babadag.
There are 2 large Roma communities, one is Orthodox and one Muslim. Both communities are faced with a high unemployment and an important school dropout, among other issues related to access to basic services. In the last five years, more than 800 persons from Babadag left Romania for Sweden.

 

The ROMACT Process

ROMACT started in November 2018 with the signature of the Letter of agreement.
The Joint Action Plan for Roma Inclusion was adopted by the Local Council in January 2019.
In March 2019, the Taskforce for Roma Inclusion was created.

Several training were provided:

Local Authorities representatives were trained/coached on:
* Implementation of projects funded under OPHC
* Accessing Structural and Cohesion Funds
* Project management 
* Social assistance - working procedures for children with migrant parents
* Expert for accessing structural&cohesion funds
* Partnership management
* Public procurement expert
* Implementing, evaluating & monitoring JAPs
* Registering household in the Land register of the City Hall 

The following measures to solve problems in Roma community were taken: 
* Counseling and support activities for preschool and school enrolment of children
* School after school program for 110 students
* Second chance program for 25 students
* Rehabilitation of the multifunctional center
* Current repairs for C. Brancoveanu Gymnasia school
* Health informative campaign
* Professional training sessions for 90 participants
* Entrepreneurship training/coaching sessions & financing for  25 start-up 
* Renovation of Vlad Tepes Street 

Media coverage:
Romact – Incluziunea romilor la nivelul oraşului Babadag
Soluțiile localităților partenere ROMACT de a limita impactul crizei generate de COVID19 asupra comunităților de romi - The solutions of the ROMACT partner localities to limit the impact of the crisis generated by COVID19 on Roma communities

 

Timeline Points

23 Nov 2018
Step 1- Becoming Commited- Signature of the letter of commitment
31 Jan 2019
Step 3- Translating priorities into measures- Joint Action Plan for Roma inclusion adopted by City Council
29 Mar 2019
Creation of Taskforce
24 Aug 2020
End of ROMACT implementation
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