General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Mihai Georgescu
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Tudor Cristina Mădălina, inspector – social assistance department
Irina Ilisei
Total population: 
11 166
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
1 250
Description of the Municipality: 

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Călinești is a municipality located in Argeș County, a hundred kilometers away from Bucharest. 
It is composed of twelve villages: Călinești, Ciocănești, Cârstieni, Glodu, Gorganu, Radu Negru, Râncăciov, Udeni-Zăvoi, Urlucea, Valea Corbului, Văleni-Podgoria and Vrănești.

20% of the population is at risk of poverty. 

According to municipality estimates, 1 250 Roma are living in Călinești, mainly in Valea Corbului.  

The main challenges of this Rudari Roma community  are the lack of housing documents, the absence of sewage system, a limited access to electricity,  but also the low level of school attendance, unemployment, an important migration rate with children left behind and early marriages.


The ROMACT Process

ROMACT Process started in January 2021 with the signature of the Letter of Agreement.

The Taskforce for Roma inclusion was created following Local Council's decision in March 2022. 

Trainings provided by ROMACT experts :

Local Authorities (LA):
* Local development strategy
* Project management (certified training)
* Public procurement (certified training)

ROMACT in the media

Simpozion si expozitie la Calinesti, in memoria romilor pieriti in Holocaust
Ziua Europeană pentru Comemorare a Holocaustului Romilor


Timeline Points

6 Jan 2021
Step 1- Becoming committed- Signature of the letter of commitment
8 Mar 2022
Creation of the Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
27 Feb 2023
End of ROMACT Process
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