Moreni

General Information
 
ROMACT Cycle: 
Ongoing
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Constantin Dinu
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Clara Ene, head of Social Assistance Direction
Facilitators: 
Poliana Cătălin
Total population: 
19 600
Source: 
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
900
Description of the Municipality: 

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Moreni  is a municipality in Dâmbovița County in eastern Romania. 

According to municipality estimates, there are actually about 2 000 Roma living in Moreni, in 3 different communities. 

Main issues Roma are faced with are complex and related to poor housing conditions, low level of education and lack of work opportunities. 

The ROMACT Process

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

The Taskforce for Roma inclusion was created following Local Council's approval in November 2021. 

The Municipality benefited of ROMACT expertise for the following project:
* In partnership with Marasesti municipality, DEMNI - Fair Development, Non-Discriminatory and Inclusive Measures, EAA and Norwegian Grants 2014-2021, Increasing Roma Inclusion
Budget: 976 666 euros
Status: under evaluation

Local Authorities representatives were trained/coached on:

* Partnership management
* Project management (certified training)
* Public procurement (certified training)
* Inclusive education
* Overcoming challenges in using MySMIS platform ( platform for potential beneficiaries of the EU funds) 
* ROMACT small grants application and implementation
* Application & implementation coaching on FRDS - SEEA grants

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 between October 2021 - January 2022:
Rehabilitation of common spaces – Municipality of Moreni
ROMACT supported the municipality with 4993 € for the rehabilitation of Pascov Roma community buildings. The common space of the two buildings was in precarious condition with broken windows, leaky ceilings, and cracked walls. The project improved both the conditions of the building and the living conditions of the residents. Some volunteers of the Roma community also participated in the restoration works which increased the sense of cooperation in the community.

 

Timeline Points

23 Feb 2021
Step 1- Becoming committed- Signature of the letter of commitment
12 Nov 2021
Creation of the Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
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