General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Gheorghe Catrinoiu
Corneliu Petrica
Total population: 
30 217
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
1 608
Description of the Municipality: 

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Fetești is situated in Ialomita County and it is formed out of 4 smaller localities: Feteşti-Gară, Feteşti-Oraş, Vlaşca and Buliga.
The unofficial number of Roma is unknow but the community members are mainly living in three neighborhoods: Vlasca, Dudesti and Colonisti.

The ROMACT Process

ROMACT process started in June 2018 with the signature of the letter of agreement.

The Taskforce for Roma Inclusion was then created in August 2018.

The Joint Action Plan 2019-2021 was approved unanimously by the Local Council on 24 April 2019.

As of June 2022, ROMACT process is reinforced in Fetesti and a new agreement was signed by the Mayor. 

Several training were provided:

The Local Authorities were trained/coached in:
* Project management ( vocational training)
* Public procurement expert (vocational training)
* EEA and Norwegian Grants 2014-2021
* Attracting funds to implement Local Action Plan for Roma Inclusion

The CAG was trained/coached in:
* Attributions of the Local Council vs. attributions of the mayor
* Accessing social services
* Accessing health services

The following measures to solve problems in Roma community were taken:
 * Rehabilitation of the main roads of the Roma community
* Creation of a bus station was created in the Roma community;
* Extension of the working contract of the local expert for Roma issues; 
* Rehabilitation of “Mihai Viteazu” and “Radu Voda” gymnasia schools;
* Support for 16 Roma pupils to access high school education; 
* Provision of support through excepting from judicial stamp tax for 100 Roma families at poverty risk and for obtaining property documents for land and households, facilitation of getting IDs

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 project was supported by ROMACT between September - December 2020:
Health and education for everyone in times of pandemic – Fetesti School
ROMACT supported Fetesti School with 5542 €, reaching 205+ pupils, their families and 15 school teachers. The project increased the pupils’ school attendance with higher level of self-esteem in a proper sanitary environment through the procurement of school supplies and hygiene products for each pupil whose families have dire financial status. Pupils and their families received counselling sessions on the importance of education in order to reduce school drop-outs during the pandemic.


Timeline Points

27 Jun 2018
Step 1- Becoming Commited- Signature of the letter of agreement
30 Aug 2018
Creation of Taskforce
24 Apr 2019
Step 3- Translating priorities into measures- Joint Action Plan for Roma inclusion adopted by Local Council
31 Mar 2020
End of ROMACT implemenTation
17 Jun 2022
Start of ROMACT reinforced process with the signature of a new letter of agreement
31 Mar 2023
End of reinforced ROMACT process
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