General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Valentin Vrabie
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Melu Irimia, local expert for Roma issues
Corneliu Petrica
Total population: 
39 780
Census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
2 000
Description of the Municipality: 

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Last update: 12/01/2017
Medgidia is a municipality from Constanta County, situated in the South East part of Romania, in Dobrogea region, in the center of South Dobrogea Plateau, at less than 50 km from the Black Sea. It has over 5.000 years of documented existence and a high potential in respect to archeological sites.

Economic activity is characterized by massive influence agriculture, mainly high culture, also by the field trees – vineyard Medgidia spread over an area of 3.000 ha. The industry is active only in Medgidia and is represented by cement factory and some light industry enterprises of small capacity. Processing of agricultural products is still present in Medgidia through a wheat flour factory, a candy factory and a winery complex.

According to the 2011 Census, the structure of the total of 39.780 inhabitants that constitutes the population of Medgidia municipality is structured as follows: 71. 48% Romanians, 8. 4% Turks, 8. 07% Tatars and 1. 52% Roma.

The ROMACT Process

ROMACT process started on November 2015. The local action plan was adopted by the Local Council on the 21st of July 2016. The Community Action Group (CAG) identified some of the short/medium/long-term needs and measures:

PrioritiesObjective 1Objective 2Objective 3
EducationPrepare programs and projects to reduce school dropout and absenteeismPrepare programs and projects for additional training of studentsEmploy a school mediator
HealthRegister all persons on the lists of family doctors Organize campaigns related to vaccination, pregnancy, contagious diseases Solve the lack of medical insurance situation
InfrastructureSolve the ownership rights of lands and houses held by Roma inhabitantsConnect to public utilities all the homesRehabilitate roads
HousingAllocate funds for housing construction and attract grants Rehabilitate houses
Jobs/ labor marketProvide identity papers and civil status documentsOrganize professional trainings/qualifications Create new jobs

 Trainings/expertise provided for the local administration:
Training course "Project Manager"
Training course "Public procurement expert"
Training course “Expert in accessing structural funding”
Expertise on Operational Program Human Capital priority axis 4.1
Expertise on Operational Program Human Capital priority axis 6.6
Coaching and feedback on POCU 5.1/6.1/6.3/6.6
Coaching and feedback on POCU 4.1
Coaching and feedback on National Agency for Roma funds
Support preparation for drafting Local Development Strategies - towns / cities with a population of over 20.000 inhabitants
Coaching on the Program of the National Cadaster and Real Estate Publicity for the works of systematic registration on cadastral sectors
Activities involving the community action group:
Community development
Abolishment of Roma Slavery Day celebration
Celebrate the International Roma Day
The Municipality benefited of ROMACT expertise for the following projects:
 * "Reducing the number of persons in risk of poverty and urban social exclusion - PERFECT", OPHC 4.1
Status: rejected

Status: rejected

* Support preparation for drafting Local Development Strategies - towns / cities with a population of over 20,000 inhabitants, OPHC 5.1
Budget: 50 000 euros
Status: approved

* Knowledge, Responsibility and Motivation for Quality Education – CRM-CE, OPHC 6.6
Status: rejected

*Improving the energetic efficiency of two residential buildings, ROP 3.1B
Status: rejected

*Local Development Strategy, OPHC 5.1
Budget: 7 000 000 euros
Status: approved


Timeline Points

3 Dec 2015
Step 1- Becoming Commited- Signature of the letter of commitment
21 Jul 2016
Step 3- Translating priorities into measures- Joint Action Plan for Roma inclusion adopted by City Council
15 Sep 2016
Creation of Taskforce
27 Sep 2017
End of ROMACT Process
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