Urziceni

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Ongoing
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Constantin Sava
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Nicu Stancu, local expert for Roma issues
Facilitators: 
Poliana Catalin
Total population: 
15 308
Source: 
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
551
Description of the Municipality: 

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Urziceni is a town in Ialomița County, located around 60 km north-east of Bucharest.
The unofficial amount of Roma living in Urziceni is about 1160.  The Roma population lives in  4 neighborhoods: Catanga, Posta, Volna, Peste linie.

The ROMACT Process

ROMACT process started in November 2018 with the signature of a Letter of Agreement.
The First Taskforce meeting took place on 16 April 2019.  
The Taskforce was however institutionalized at a later stage, in June 2019. 
The Local Action Plan for Roma Inclusion (2020-2024) was adopted by the Local Council in January 2020. 

Several trainings were provided:

Local authorities were coached/ trained on:
* Social housing related issues
* Applying for funds under on EAA and Norwegian Grants
* Project management
* Social assistance - working procedures for children with migrant parents
* Accessing structural & cohesion funds
* Partnership management
* Public procurement expert

The following measure to solve problems in Roma community was taken:
* Recruitement of a  Local Expert for Roma issues 

Timeline Points

20 Nov 2018
Step 1- Becoming Commited- Signature of the letter of agreement
16 Apr 2019
Creation of the Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
6 Feb 2020
Step 3- Translating priorities into measures- Local Action Plan for Roma Inclusion adopted by City Council
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