General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Mayor Nicolae Velcea
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Carmen Radulescu, local expert for Roma issues and Cristina Ion, social assistant
Irina Ilisei
Total population: 
15 450
Roma living in the Municipality: 
Description of the Municipality: 

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Stefanesti town is situated in Arges County, in Southern Romania, 100 km from Bucharest. It  gathers Stefanesti, Enculesti, Golesti, Izvorani, Stefanestii-Noi, Valea Mare Podgoria, Viisoara, Zavoi.
There are unofficially 574 Roma  households, mostly located in Zavoi, Blocuri Streaua ( Stefanesti) and Golesti. Over 90% are not connected to all main utilities, 99% do not have access to gas, 20% do not have access to water in their household or yard, 30% do not have access to electricity.

The ROMACT Process

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

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

Media coverage:

Primăria Ștefănești, partener oficial al Comisiei Europene- Ștefănești City Hall, official partner of the European Commission

Program pilot în România, desfășurat la Ștefănești - Pilot program in Romania, implemented in Ștefănești

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 project was supported by ROMACT between October 2020 - January 2021:

Solidarity during pandemic​ - Stefanesti Municipality
ROMACT supported the municipality with 4959 € reaching 150 families and 90 pupils with the project of “Solidarity during pandemic with Zavoi Community” in Zavoi, Stefanesti. The project covered information campaign on COVID19 and provided masks, disinfectant products, informative flyers for the vulnerable families in the community. Families received counselling on the importance of school attendance of children. Additionally, school-start kits for 90+ pupils were procured to encourage school attendance.

Timeline Points

7 Apr 2020
Step 1- Becoming Committed- Signature of the letter of agreement
28 Aug 2020
Creation of Taskforce
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