Răcari

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Ongoing
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Caravețeanu Marius
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Octaviana Ene – secretary of the municipality
Facilitators: 
Poliana Cătălin
Total population: 
6 649
Source: 
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
562
Description of the Municipality: 

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Răcari is a town located in Dâmbovița County, in the eastern part of Romania.
It administers seven villages: Bălănești, Colacu, Ghergani, Ghimpați, Mavrodin, Săbiești and Stănești.

Only 1% of the total roma population have an income; 222 persons receive social benefits. 10% of the houses are not connected to utilities.

The ROMACT Process

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

Local Authorities representatives were trained/coached on:

* Overcoming challenges in using MySMIS platform ( platform for potential beneficiaries of the EU funds) 
* Inclusive education
* ROMACT small grants application and implementation
* Application & implementation coaching on EEA-Norwegian funds

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

Media coverage:

106 școlari și 31 de preșcolari, „echipați” cu ghiozdan și rechizite la Răcari, în cadrul proiectului ROMACT „Școală pentru toți” - 106 schoolchildren and 31 preschoolers, “equipped” with a backpack and school supplies at Răcari, within the ROMACT project “School for all”

Școală pentru Toți! Parteneriat Primăria Răcari- Liceul Teoretic Ion Ghica Răcari! School for All! Partnership Răcari City Hall - Ion Ghica Răcari Theoretical High School!

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 projects were supported by ROMACT between October 2021 – January 2022:
For a healthy life – Racari Municipality
ROMACT supported the municipality with 4564 € and reached 250+ students from Racari. The project contributed to create a proper sanitary environment through the procurement of hygiene products for each pupil. Students also had meetings with a dentist to learn about the importance of dental health and proper care and cleaning technics. The project increased the awareness of students on the importance of personal hygiene to maintain a healthy life.
Ion Ghica Theoretical High School - Racari
ROMACT supported the school with 4510 €, reaching 396 pupils who are from vulnerable families with poor financial status. The project increased the pupils’ school attendance with higher level of self-esteem through the procurement of school supplies for each pupil. Students also attended information campaigns on the rights of children and importance of education to reduce school absenteeism.

 

Timeline Points

23 Feb 2021
Step 1- Becoming committed- Signature of the letter of commitment
3 Dec 2021
Creation of Taskforce
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