General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Dumitru Boros
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Deputy Mayor - Ana Maria Vintila
Corneliu Petrica
Total population: 
67 175
National census
Roma living in the Municipality: 
3 000
Description of the Municipality: 

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Bârlad is a city in Vaslui County, in the North-Eastern part of Romania, near the border with the Republic of Moldova, which registers the lowest GDP/inhabitant in the country. It is the largest municipality in terms of population from Vaslui county, although in decline by 8% in 2020 compared to 2010 due to migration. 

There are 6 Roma communities, located in Bârlad, Munteni and Podeni (95% of the community is Rudari and  5% Căldărași) . 
Since 2015, 300 Roma people left the community  while 1200 are involved in circulatory migration. 
The main issues the communities are faced with are the poor infrastructure; illegal housing and the legal impossibility of connecting to utilities; overcrowded housing; lack of education and employment; the lack of jobs; and early marriages among the Căldărași Roma.

The ROMACT Process

ROMACT Process started in May 2023 with the signature of the Letter of Agreement.

The Municipality benefited of ROMACT expertise for the following projects :
The expertise provided by ROMACT for municipalities involves training and guidance on preparing project proposals and implementing inclusive policies aimed at improving the living conditions and social integration of vulnerable populations, including the Roma.

Preparative support for Local development strategy.
Budget : 41 888€
Status : approved

Equipment for the School's of Arts, Barlad Municipality - Funded by the Interreg VI-A Ro-PMD.
Budget : 485 968, 95€
Status : under evaluation

Trainings provided by ROMACT experts :

Local Authorities (LA):
* Project Management 
* Public Procurement Expert
* Expert for accessing structural & cohesion fund
* Creating a joint action plan

Timeline Points

10 May 2023
ROMACT process started
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