General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Darin Dimitrov
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Evgeni Vasilev – municipal expert, Kameliya Karadzhova – municipal expert
Diyan Dankov
Total population: 
53 901
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
3 902
Description of the Municipality: 

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Targovishte Municipality is located in northeastern Bulgaria, in the eastern part of the Danube plain. It is the administrative center of the district of the same name. 
30% of the population is at risk of poverty. 

Roma mainly belongs to two groups, the Horahane and the Dasikane Roma and are located mainly in Targovishte, Vardun, Golyamo novo , Lilyak , Ostrets , Buynovo , Buhovtsi villages.


The ROMACT Process

ROMACT Process started in April 2021 with the signature of the Letter of Agreement.

The Taskforce for Roma inclusion was created following Mayor's approval in December 2021. 

The Municipal Action Plan for Roma inclusion was adopted by the Local Council in February 2022.

ROMACT experts provided the following trainings between September 2020 - December 2021:

For the local authorities:
*Analysing the municipal plans for Roma integration
*Partnership management for the implementation of municipal policies for social inclusion

For Community Action Groups:
*Preparing official letters to submit proposals and community priorities for the local municipal budget
*Participation in the municipal budget process

For law enforcement officials:
*Working within the Roma community & right approaches

Media coverage:


Timeline Points

27 Apr 2021
Step 1- Becoming Committed- Signature of the letter of agreement
8 Dec 2021
Creation of the Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
24 Feb 2022
Step 3- Translating priorities into measures- Adoption of the Joint Action Plan by Local Council
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