Kameno

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Ongoing
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Jelyo Vardunski
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Stoyanka Zheleva, Expert "Educational Department”.
Facilitators: 
Dora Petkova
Total population: 
12 812
Source: 
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
2 370
Description of the Municipality: 

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 Kameno is located in southern Bulgaria, in Burgas Region. It includes 13 settlements. 

The Roma population is living in segregated area in Kameno, Merichleri, Chernogorovo and Yabalkovo. 

Main issues the population is faced with are:
- Illegal housing;
- Massive migration to western European countries; 
- Early marriages; 
- Lack of infrastructure; 
- Important rate of the population without a health insurance. 
 

The ROMACT Process

ROMACT Process started in May 2021 with the signature of the Letter of Agreement.

The Taskforce for Roma inclusion was created following Mayor's approval in December 2021. 

The Municipal Action Plan for Roma inclusion was adopted by the Local Council in June 2022.

Trainings
ROMACT experts provided the following trainings in December 2021:

For the local authorities:
*Analysing the Municipal Plans for Roma Integration
*Data collection and preparation for the needs assessment of Roma community
*Opportunities under the new Erasmus+ Program (2021-2027) in the School Education sector
 

Timeline Points

5 May 2021
Step 1- Becoming Committed- Signature of the letter of agreement
22 Dec 2021
Creation of the Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
14 Jun 2022
Step 3- Translating priorities into measures- Adoption of the Joint Action Plan by Local Council
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