Sarmasu

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Ongoing
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Ioan Mocean
Facilitators: 
Maria Lepadat
Total population: 
6 942
Source: 
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
680
Description of the Municipality: 

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Sărmașu is a town in Mureș County, central Transylvania, Romania. It administers seven villages: Balda, Larga, Moruț, Sărmășel, Sărmășel-Gară,Titiana and Vișinelu. 
The unofficial number of Roma inhabitants is about 2000 persons, living in two different areas.

The ROMACT Process

ROMACT started in November 2018 with the signature of the Letter of Agreement. 
The joint Local Action Plan for Roma inclusion was adopted in September 2019. 

Several training were provided:

Local Authorities representatives were trained/coached on :
* Social Assistance- Working procedures for children with migrant parents
* Project management
* Accessing structural & cohesion funds
* Accessing EEA and Norwegian Grants 2014-2021

CAG members were coached/trained on: 
* Community development and civic participation

The following measures to solve problems in Roma community were taken:
* Recruitment of a school mediator
* Recruitment of a school councelor for Roma children 
* Recruitement of a  Local Expert for Roma issues 

The Municipality benefited of ROMACT expertise for the following projects:
* Campaign, hygiene and medical supplies against COVID19- CEI - COVID-19 Extraordinary Call for Proposals- Prevention and protective measures -  Under evaluation

* Creation of online resources for schools - CEI - COVID-19 Extraordinary Call for Proposals-Education and E-learing methods - Under evaluation

Timeline Points

20 Nov 2018
Step 1- Becoming Commited- Signature of the letter of commitment
20 Sep 2019
Step 3- Translating priorities into measures. Joint Action Plan for Roma inclusion adopted by the Local Council
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