General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Kostadin Holyanov
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Angel Kozhuharov - Deputy mayor
Yuksel Yasharov and Daniela Mihaylova
Total population: 
16 368
Administration of Rakitovo municipality
Roma living in the Municipality: 
2 373
Description of the Municipality: 

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Rakitovo Municipality is located in Pazardzhik Province, in South East Bulgaria. The municipality consists of three settlements: two towns and one village: Rakitovo, Kostandovo and Dorkovo. 

The unofficial number of Roma living in Rakitovo is around 4 000. Roma are located in three neighbourhoods in Rakitovo municipality:  in the towns of Rakitovo and Kostandovo and in the village of Dorkovo.  They are both Bulgarian and Romani speakers. 


The ROMACT Process

ROMACT started in March 2020 with the signature of the Letter of agreement.

The Taskforce for Roma inclusion was created following Mayor's approval in October 2020. 

Timeline Points

19 Mar 2020
Step 1- Becoming Committed- Signature of the letter of agreement
5 Oct 2020
Creation of Taskforce
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