Campina

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Closed
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Ioan Alin Moldoveanu
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Cleopatra Trestianu , local expert for Roma issues
Facilitators: 
Mihaela Cârstea
Total population: 
37 258
Source: 
National census 2017
Roma living in the Municipality: 
1 289
Description of the Municipality: 

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Câmpina is a located in Prahova County, in the historic region of Wallachia and in the Southern Development Region. It is the second largest town from point of view of population in Prahova County, after Ploiesti (county capital) and is a economic and social centre with an tertiary industrial profile.

The unofficial number of Roma inhabitants is about 2 600.
They are settled in 7 different Roma communities . Five of them in urban marginalized areas, confronted with issues related to integration and with people living at poverty and social exclusion risk: Oborului, Aleea Scarisoarei, Lacul Pestelui, Caramidari-Prundului-Padurii, Mogador.
The  two other communities are living in Aleea Scarisoare and Lacul Pestelui and are exposed to land sliding risk and environmental hazards.
 

The ROMACT Process

ROMACT started in November 2018 with the signature of the Letter of Agreement.
The Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion was created in 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 :
* Project management (vocational training)
* Social assistance - working procedures for children with migrant parents
* Procedures for hiring a school mediator

The CAG was trained/coached on:
*Creating an NGO
* Defending JAP in front of specialized commission of  Local Council

The following measures to solve problems in vulnerable Roma communities were taken:
* Recruitment of a school mediator
* Recruitment of the health mediator
* Garbage collecting platform - Scarisoara community
* Garbage collecting platform - Lacul Pestelui community
* Census & analysis for solving the situation of caravan owners
* Recruitment of the Local Expert for Roma issues 
* Current repairs for Technological highschool, A.I.Cuza gymnasya school, B.P.Hasdeu gymnasya school, Kindergarten n°6
* Preparation of  technical documentation for construction of 50 social houses (apartments) and rehabilitation of 3 streets
* Asphalting of 4 streets in Roma communities

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 activities were supported by ROMACT in Campina:

Campina City Hall
ROMACT supported the municipality with 5 028,20 € and reached 1500 Roma and non-Roma people. The project provided a COVID19 information campaign and hygiene kits for the most vulnerable families in the community through distribution of masks, disinfectant products, and informative flyers. The municipality also contributed with hot meal services via the local canteens during August and September 2020.

  1. Campina - White Butterflies Association

ROMACT supported the White Butterflies Association with 4 549,62 €, reaching 344 pupils and 27 teachers. The project targeted students at risk of socio-educational exclusion. School materials and hygiene products were supplied along with an active information campaign on school dropout and social exclusion in the context of the COVID19 pandemic.

 

Timeline Points

28 Nov 2018
Step 1- Becoming Commited- Signature of the letter of agreement
26 Mar 2019
Creation of the Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
25 Jul 2019
Step 3- Translating priorities into measures- Adoption of the Joint Action Plan by City Council
13 Nov 2020
End of ROMACT Process
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