Veliki Preslav

General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Yanko Yordanov
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Darina Mineva - Specialist "Culture and Public Relations",
Kamen Makaveev
Total population: 
15 432
Administration of Veliki Preslav municipality
Roma living in the Municipality: 
2 500
Description of the Municipality: 

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Veliki Preslav is part of Shumen Province, in the northeastern part of Bulgaria. Veliki Preslav used to be the capital of the First Bulgarian Empire from 893 to 972 and one of the most important cities of medieval Southeastern Europe.
It comprises of 12 settlements – Veliki Preslav, Dragoevo, Zlatar, Imrenchevo, Kochovo, Milanovo, Mokresh, Mostich, Osmar, Suha reka, Troitsa, Khan Krum and Veliki Preslav, its administrative centre. 

The Roma population consists 7 % of the entire population in the municipality, according to the official data (unofficial: 20%). There are 4 Roma communities in the municipality: in the town of Veliki Preslav, in the villages of Kochovo, Imrenchevo and Zlatar .

One of municipal councilors out of totally 17 people is Roma.

Some of the main issuesRoma are faced with are: 
- A huge number of people do not have health insurance;
- Poor road infrastructure in the villages;
- Illegal dumps;
- Lack of street lighting;
- Lack of playgrounds and sports grounds.


The ROMACT Process

Veliki Preslav joined ROMACT programme in November 2018 with the Letter of Agreement.

The Taskforce for Roma Inclusion was created in March 2020. 

In September 2020, the NGO " CAG Veliki Preslav" was created.  

The CAG members were coached/trained on:
* Role and functions of an NGO

Timeline Points

21 Nov 2018
Step 1- Becoming Commited- Signature of the letter of commitment
16 Mar 2020
Creation of Taskforce
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