General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Marian Zhechev
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Albena Stoeva, senior expert on ethnic and demographic issues
Kamen Makaveev
Total population: 
5 069
Census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
Description of the Municipality: 

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Shabla Municipality is located in North-East Bulgaria, in South Dobrudja district. To the east, Shabla municipality borders with the Black Sea, to the west with General Toshevo Municipality, to the north with Romania and to the south - to the Municipality of Kavarna.
The municipality includes 15 villages (Bozhanovo, Vaklino, Gorichane, Gorun, Granichar, Durankulak, Ezerets, Zahari Stoyanovo, Krapets, Prolez, Smin, Staevtsi, Tvurditsa, Tyulenovo, Chernomortsi). The number and share of ethnic groups, according to the census of the population from 2011 is: 4.466 Bulgarians (88,1%), 142 Roma (2,80) and 67 Turks (1,32% ).
According to the local authorities, about 300 people are at risk of poverty. 22 families (out of which 16 are Roma) receive monthly social support. 288 people are registered as unemployed in the local Employment services.  The risk of poverty for Dobrich region is 40.8 %.
In the municipality of Shabla there is one neighborhood with a compact Roma population, 50% of them being from the group of kopanari and 50% caldarasch. Only the main street that leads to the neighborhood is asphalted and there is only one street with crushed stone pavement.

The ROMACT Process

Shabla municipality recently joined the ROMACT program, in August 2017 with the signature of the letter of agreement.

A Community Action Group (CAG)  and a Taskforce for Roma Inclusion were created in December 2017.
Local Authorities were coached about available funding opportunities.

In December 2018, the Municipal Action Plan for Roma Inclusion was adopted by the Local Council.

The Municipality benefited of ROMACT expertise for the following project :

 * "Together we can do more"- OPHRD- OPSESG.
Budget : 173 114 euros
Status : approved

 Trainings provided by ROMACT experts :

Community Action Groups (CAG):
Regulations and procedures for resolving illegal housing issues and provision of technical infrastructure;

Local Authorities (LA): 
Funding opportunities to implement the activities planned in the Municipal Action Plan for Roma Integration (MAPRI);
Procedure to present the updated MAPRI for endorsing by the Local Council;
Monitoring and evaluation process of MAPRI;
Implementing a project for social and economic integration.

Timeline Points

7 Aug 2017
Step 1- Becoming Commited- Signature of the letter of commitment
17 Dec 2017
Creation of CAG
20 Dec 2017
Creation of Taskforce
31 May 2018
Step 4- Funding, Implementing, Monitoring- Project proposal was submitted under Integrated procedure of OPHRD & OPSESG
3 Sep 2018
Municipal Action Plan for Roma Integration approved by the Mayor
4 Dec 2018
Step 3- Translating priorities into measures and projects- Adoption of Municipal Action Plan for Roma Inclusion
27 Dec 2018
End of ROMACT Process
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