Rakovski

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Ongoing
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Pavel Gudjerov
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Iliya Rusev, Municipal Expert
Facilitators: 
Kamen Makaveev
Total population: 
25 376
Source: 
Municipal administration
Roma living in the Municipality: 
4 390
Description of the Municipality: 

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Rakovski Municipality is located in the central part of Southern Bulgaria, in the eastern part of Plovdiv District. It comprises of  the main town Rakovski and 6 villages: Belozem, Stryama, Chalakovi, Shishmantsi, Bolyarovo and Momino selo.

According to official data, the Roma population makes up 6.36 % of the total population in the municipality. They live in separate neighborhoods and are concentrated in six areas in the town of Rakovski as well as the villages of Chalakovi, Stryama, Momino selo and Shishmantsi.

Some of the main issues Roma are faced with are:  

  • - Illegal housing;
  • - Poor infrastructure;
  • - Important migration to western European countries;
  • - 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 9 March 2022.

Timeline Points

29 Apr 2021
Step 1- Becoming Committed- Signature of the letter of agreement
9 Mar 2022
Creation of the Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
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