Odorheiu Secuiesc

General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Arpad Galfi
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Kinga Pálfi , Vice Mayor
Csaba Bartha
Total population: 
34 257
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
Description of the Municipality: 

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Odorheiu Secuiesc is located in Western Romania, in Harghita County. The majority of the population in this county speaks Hungarian. 

2011 national census showed that 509 people are considered as Roma. However, a more recent survey idenfitied about 2 000-2500 Roma inhabitants. 
There are two main Roma ethnic groups in Odorheiu Secuiesc, the Gabor and the Hungarian Roma. They live in different areas including Budvar neighborhood, Recoltei Street and Văii Street and Corbu Street. 

The education level is very low and there are important housing issues in all the communities: houses are overpopulated, not connected to water and sewage. 

The ROMACT Process

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

The Taskforce for Roma inclusion was created and the Joint Action Plan for Roma inclusion was  adopted by the Local Council in November 2022.

Local Authorities representatives were trained/coached on:

* Public procurement (certified training)
* Project management (certified training)

Timeline Points

12 Apr 2021
Step 1- Becoming committed- Signature of the letter of commitment
24 Nov 2022
Step 3- Translating priorities into measures- Adoption of the Joint Action Plan by Local Council
24 Nov 2022
Creation of the Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
28 Feb 2023
End of ROMACT process
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