Petrich

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Ongoing
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Dimitar Bratchkov
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Iliyana Popova, Minka Salagiorova
Facilitators: 
Zdravko Andonov
Total population: 
51 723
Source: 
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
4 800
Description of the Municipality: 

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Petrich is located in southwestern Bulgaria in the province of Blagoevgrad. According to the municipal data, the largest ethnic group of the municipality is Bulgarian and 7,20% of the total population is Roma. According to municipality estimates, there are 4800 Roma in the municipality and they are located in the town of Petrich, Old Roma neighborhood (1 003 ),  New Roma neighborhood (3 162) , and in the villages of Kavrakirovo (450), Kolaravo (150) and Yavornitsa (130). 

Some of the main issues in Petrich are:
  - risk of poverty
  - low intensity of economic activity
  - material deprivation
 

The ROMACT Process

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

Timeline Points

24 Apr 2021
Step 1- Becoming Committed- Signature of the letter of agreement
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