Velingrad

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Ongoing
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Kostadin Koev
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Tanya Krasteva - Junior expert "Humanitarian and social activities"
Facilitators: 
Tsonko Tsonev and Yuksel Yasharov
Total population: 
40 707
Source: 
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
2 141
Description of the Municipality: 

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Velingrad Municipality is located in southwestern Bulgaria and is part of Pazardzhik Province. Velingrad town administrates 21 settlements. 
 
According to official data, the Roma population consists of 5% of the total population in the municipality. However, according to municipal sources, the Roma population is about 4 600 people. They live in separate neighborhoods and are concentrated in Velingrad and Draginovo.

 

The ROMACT Process

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

Timeline Points

25 Mar 2020
Step 1- Becoming Committed- Signature of the letter of agreement
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