General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Petar Petrov
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Todorina Todorova - Senior Specialist "Education and Culture"
Kadrin Hasanov
Total population: 
5 923
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
Description of the Municipality: 

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Tsenovo Municipality is located in Northeastern Bulgaria in Ruse Province. Tsenovo Municipality includes 9 settlements - Tsenovo, Beltsov, Belyanovo, Dzhulyunitsa, Dolna Studena, Karamanovo, Krivina, Nov grad and Piperkovo. Tsenovo is the administrative center of the municipality.

According to official data, the Roma population makes up 4% of the total population in the municipality. Unofficial data provided by the municipality are closer from 10%.  Roma live in separate neighborhoods and are concentrated in three settlements: Tsenovo, where people belong to the Millet group, and self-identify as Turks, Dolna Studena and Karamanovo.

In recent years there has been active migration to major cities in the country and abroad.
Some of the main issues Roma are faced with are:  
- Bad or even missing infrastructure;
- A huge number of the population emigrate to Western Europe;
- High unemployment rate;
- A huge number of people do not have health insurance;
- Early marriages.

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 September 2020. 

The Municipality benefited of ROMACT expertise for the following project:

"Hot lunch in the context of a Covid-19 pandemic in Tsenovo municipality" - OP 1- BG05FMOP001-5.001  "3.1 - Hot lunch in the context of a Covid-19 pandemic" ;
Budget: 9 290 euros
Status: Approved

Timeline Points

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