General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Jelyo Vardunski
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Stoyanka Zheleva, Expert "Educational Department”.
Dora Petkova
Total population: 
12 812
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 provided by ROMACT experts :

Local Authorities (LA):
Elaboration of analysis for the Municipal Plan on 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;
Consultation on the preparation of the Municipal Action Plan on Roma Integration;
Consultation with LA on illegal housing.

LA and CAG : 
Grant procedure for financial assistance through the selection of project proposals BG05M2OP001-3.019 "SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE GROUPS FOR ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION";
Presentation of Erasmus+ Program - KA1 Learning Mobility for Individuals; KA2 Cooperation between Organizations and Institution.

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
31 Dec 2022
End of ROMACT process
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