General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Mariya Valkanova
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Stoyanka Todorcheva, Chief Expert on humanitarian activities
Kamen Makaveev
Total population: 
5 136
Municipal administration
Roma living in the Municipality: 
1 644
Description of the Municipality: 

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Perushtitsa Municipality is located in Central Southern Bulgaria and is one of the constituent municipalities of Plovdiv District. 

According to official data, the Roma population makes up 31% of the total population in the municipality. Roma are living in one neighborhood of the municipality. 

Roma are faced with different issues including:

  • - Illegal housing;
  • - Poor infrastructure;
  • - Early marriages;
  • - Lack of health insurance for an important amount of the population.

The ROMACT Process

ROMACT Process started in April 2021 with the signature of the Letter of Agreement.
The Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion was created on 31 January 2022. 

Timeline Points

28 Apr 2021
Step 1- Becoming Committed- Signature of the letter of agreement
31 Jan 2022
Creation of the Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
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