Boldesti Scaeni

General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Bucuroiu Constantin
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Țuică Georgiana, Inspector-Project Office
Mihaela Carstea
Total population: 
11 610
National Statistics Institute 2016
Roma living in the Municipality: 
Description of the Municipality: 

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Boldesti-Scaeni is a small town from Prahova County located nearby Ploiesti Municipality, the capital city of the county, in central Romania. It is composed of 3 neighborhoods: Boldesti, Scaeni, Balaca and Seciu.
Roma unofficially represent 10% of the population.

The biggest community is formed out of 600 persons, and is situated along a secondary road that connects Lipanesti community and a forest road from another village part of Boldesti Scaeni at the outskirt of the administrative limit of the town.  A second important community lives in “Teleajanulu”, in the proximity of 2 expurgation stations and slaughter house of the town.

The ROMACT Process

ROMACT started in November 2018 with the signature of the Letter of Agreement.
The Taskforce for Roma Inclusion was created on 31 March 2019.
In July 2019, the Joint Action Plan for Roma Inclusion was adopted by the Local Council. 

Several training were provided:

Local Authorities representatives were trained/coached on :
* EEA and Norwegian Grants 2014-2021
* Project management (vocational training)
* Expert for accessing structural&cohesion funds
* Partnership management
* Public procurement expert
* Implementing, evaluating & monitoring JAPs
* Planning project implementation

The following measures to solve problems in Roma community were taken:
* Endowment of n°2 gymnasia school
*Recruitment of the  Local Expert for Roma issues 
*Recruitment of the health mediator 
*Recruitment of the school mediator
The Municipality benefited of ROMACT expertise for the following projects:
*Developing infrastructure in marginalized area (Poienilor and Unirii Streets) -EEA and Norway Grants , "Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Enhanced Roma Inclusion"- Approved
 Budget: 7 110 euros

* Equal access to digital education for students belonging to disadvantaged groups - CEI extraordinary call for proposals 2020- Rejected

* EDU – Distance and e-learning in our school - CEI extraordinary call for proposals 2020- Rejected

ROMACT Small Grants Scheme

ROMACT offers small grants scheme to support the efforts of the municipalities and Community Action Groups to respond together to the needs of the most vulnerable and to multiply the good practices across ROMACT municipalities.
Under the scheme of small grants, the following projects were supported by ROMACT between April - August 2020:
Protective Measures Against COVID19​ –  Boldesti Scaeni Municipality

ROMACT supported the municipality with 5002 € reaching 1000+ people with the project of “Protective Measures Against COVID19”. The project covered information campaign on COVID19 and provided masks, disinfectant products, informative flyers for the vulnerable families in the community. Telephone consultancy and specialized assistance were also offered to people who are at high risk of health due to COVID19.
School is your friend! – Mihai Viteazul Gymnasia School
ROMACT supported Mihai Viteazul Gymnasia School with 4450 €, reaching 90+ pupils and 35 families who are vulnerable with poor financial status. The project increased the pupils’ school attendance in a proper sanitary environment with higher level of self-esteem through the procurement of school supplies and hygiene products for each pupil. Pupils and their families received counselling sessions on the importance of education and attended workshop on inclusive education in order to reduce school drop-outs during the pandemic.


Media Coverage

Programul ROMACT - Romania


Timeline Points

22 Nov 2018
Step 1- Becoming Commited- Signature of the letter of commitment
31 Mar 2019
Creation of the Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
23 Jul 2019
Step 3- Translating priorities into measures- Adoption of the Joint Action Plan by City Council
2 Sep 2019
Step 4- Funding, implementing and monitoring- Project proposal submitted to EEA Norway Grants
29 Sep 2020
End of ROMACT process
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