Budisov nad budisovkou

General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Patrik Schramm
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Patrik Schramm
Andrea Červeňáková
Total population: 
2 911
Czech Statistical Office
Roma living in the Municipality: 
Description of the Municipality: 

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Budišov nad Budišovkou is situated 30 km west of Opava County and 340 km from the capital city, Prague. In addition to Budišov nad Budišovkou, there are three villages in the municipality, Guntramovice, Podlesí and Staré Oldřůvky.
The majority of the Roma population in Budišov nad Budišovkou live in the hostels owned by private companies, there are also some Roma living in houses or flats. Insufficient and poor housing are issues that represent one of the most urgent challenges for the Roma community. These challenges are further affected by a large number of forced evictions of Roma living near cities which results in homelessness and fluctuating numbers in the municipality.
In 2009 Vitkov experienced extremist attacks against the Roma community (arson of Roma houses), which resulted in some sever injuries suffered by several Roma community members. Later in 2014, extremist anti-Roma marches were held in Budišov, which encouraged anti-Roma sentiment in the area. 
Another challenge for the Roma community in Budišov is their high unemployment rate, the lack of jobs combined with poor living conditions are contributing factors to the very low living standards that this community experiences.
Prior to joining the ROMACT process, the municipality did not have a specific Roma inclusion strategy.

The ROMACT Process

The ROMACT programme for Budišov began with the approval of the Local Council in January 2016.  After negotiations with the ROMACT team, the Local Council of Budišov agreed to develop a Joint Action Plan and also stated their commitment to include the Joint Action Plan in the municipality strategic plans. 
The municipality does not currently have any expert staff on this projects design and implementation.  However, this lack of staff does not mean that the municipality is not committed to the ROMACT process.  Due to the proximity and similarity of Roma community needs, the Mayors of Budišov nad Budišovkou and Vitkov have agreed to joint efforts to implement ROMACT in their communities.  The CAG was created and has begun drafting their priorities, the tables below summarize the identified needs of the Budišov nad Budišovkou Roma community.


Short-term priorities of the CAGObjective 1
YouthProvide a rehearsing place for young musicians from the community
HousingImprove housing conditions - renovating houses and the general area around the Roma neighbourhood
InfrastructureBuild a playground for children
Long-term priorities of the CAGObjective 1Objective 2
EmploymentEstablishing a sawmill social enterprise facility in order to create jobs and decrease the unemployment rateEstablishing a meals service ( social canteen) social enterprise in the community

Timeline Points

27 Jan 2016
STEP 1 - BECOMING COMMITTED- Written decision of the Local Council to join the ROMACT Programme


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