General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
János Benedek Huszár
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
László-Béla Demeter, counsellor of the mayor
Csaba Bartha
Total population: 
8 672
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
Description of the Municipality: 

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Baraolt is a town and an administrative centre located in Covasna County. It administers 5 villages: Biborțeni, Bodoș, Căpeni, Micloșoara, Racoșul de Sus. 
According to the 2011 Census, 96% of the inhabitants are Székely Hungarians.

Most Roma are from the Gabor ethnic group. 
 They are faced with different issues, including low level of education, lack of property documents, overcrowded houses and unemployment. 

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 Local Council's decision in October 2022. 

Trainings provided by ROMACT experts :

Local Authorities (LA):
* Project Management (certified training)
* Public Procurement (certified training)
* Coaching on solutions for informal settlements

ROMACT Small Grants Scheme
ROMACT offers small grants scheme to support the efforts of the municipalities and Community Action Groups to respond together to the needs of the most vulnerable and to multiply the good practices across ROMACT municipalities.
Under the scheme of small grants, the following project was supported by ROMACT in Baraolt between September 2021 – January 2022:
Rearrangement of wood storage – Municipality of Baraolt
ROMACT supported the municipality with 5000 € reaching 200 people in Calea Trandafirilor neighbourhood of Baraolt. The project covered the rearrangement of wood storage for the inhabitants of blocks B1 and B2 in the area. This residential area is not connected to natural gas distribution network and the tenants live in precarious condition. They need to use firewood to heat the apartments and a safe storage of the firewood is an issue in winter conditions. The project enabled to establish well-designed storages that will hold the wood dry and secure for the use of each household.


Timeline Points

13 Apr 2021
Step 1- Becoming committed- Signature of the letter of commitment
11 Oct 2022
Creation of the Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
28 Feb 2023
End of ROMACT Process
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