General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Valentin Vieru
Mihai Balasel
Total population: 
24 210
Roma living in the Municipality: 
1 230
Description of the Municipality: 

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Moinești is a city located in  the North East of Romania, in Bacău County.  
There are approximately 1400 Roma living in Moinesti, mainly in three areas:  Calimani, Martir Horia street and two blocks of social housing E1 and E2.
Most of them live in precarious conditions, particularly those that have no building permit. Social housing buildings are in poor conditions. 
Access to water is ensured in all the areas but sewerage is not available everywhere. 
Most streets are not asphalted. 
A fairly significant proportion of the active population is moving abroad for seasonal work.  

The ROMACT Process

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

The Joint Action Plan for Roma Inclusion was adopted by the Local Council in February 2022.

  • The Municipality benefited of ROMACT expertise for the following project:

Strengthening the capacity of 6 schools to manage the pandemic situation generated by COVID-19, LIOP Priority 9 Protecting health of the population in COVID-19 context
Budget: 195 000 euros
Status: Under evaluation

Strengthening the capacity of ATU Moinesti Municipality to manage COVID-19 crisis
Budget: 57 000 euros
Status: approved 

Growing together - Innovative Partnership of VET schools for better trained students and better adapted companies, EEA and Norway Grants, Projects in the field of vocational education and training
Status: Not submitted

Local Authorities representatives were trained/coached on: 

* Strategic planning
* Local development strategy
* Project management (certified training)
* Public procurement (certified training)

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 Moinesti between November 2020 – April 2021:
“Growing Together!”- City Hall of Moinesti
ROMACT supported the City Hall of Moinesti with 4649 €, reaching 80+ students to improve living conditions for families at risk of social exclusion and to facilitate their access to community services of public interest. The project contributed to the functionality of the kindergarten in the area through the procurement of IT equipment and teaching materials for early childhood education. Counselling and support activities were also carried out for Roma parents and children that are at risk of social marginalization.

Sports unite us! – Municipality of Moinesti
ROMACT supported the municipality with 5000 €, reaching around 21,000 residents in Moinesti. The project covered the installation of an outdoor sports area for the use of all residents. All community members, especially the youth greatly benefit from the sports equipment to maintain an active life style.


Timeline Points

27 Aug 2020
Step 1- Becoming Commited- Signature of the letter of agreement
1 Apr 2021
Step 4- Funding, implementing and monitoring
9 Feb 2022
Step 3- Translating priorities into measures- Adoption of the Joint Action Plan by City Council
31 Jan 2023
End of ROMACT process
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