General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Csaba Béres
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Cornelia Pintea – Roma referent
Laura Tartiu
Total population: 
11 560
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
1 729
Description of the Municipality: 

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Săcueni is a town located in Bihor County, at the northern border with Hungary. It administers five villages: Cadea, Ciocaia, Cubulcut, Olosig and Sânnicolau de Munte.
The unofficial number of Roma living in Săcueni  is about 3 000.

The ROMACT Process

ROMACT process started in December 2018 with the signature of the Letter of Agreement.

The Taskforce for Roma Inclusion was created in August 2019. 

The Joint Action Plan for Roma Inclusion was adopted by the Local Council in July 2020. 

As of July 2022, ROMACT process is reinforced in Sacueni and a new agreement was signed by the Mayor.

The Municipality benefited of ROMACT expertise for the following projects :
The expertise provided by ROMACT for municipalities involves training and guidance on preparing project proposals and implementing inclusive policies aimed at improving the living conditions and social integration of vulnerable populations, including the Roma.

* Creation of online resources for schools - Funded by the Central European Initiative, COVID-19 Extraordinary Call for Proposals-Education and E-learning methods.
Status: rejected

Trainings provided by ROMACT experts :

Community Action Groups:
* Creating an NGO.

Local Authorities :
* Project management (vocational training) ;
* Mapping and topography for establishing property and releasing property documents ;
* Accessing EEA &EES funds ;
* Social assistance - working procedures for children with migrant parents ;
* Public procurement expert ;
* Establishing and releasing property documents ;
* Applying for funds under on EAA and Norwegian 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 April – September 2020:

Together we are strong! – Municipality of Sacuieni
ROMACT supported the municipality with 4991 € and reached 400 families during the first peak of pandemic. The project covered information campaign on COVID19 and provided masks, disinfectant products, informative flyers for the vulnerable families in the community. Telephone consultancy and specialized assistance were also offered to people who are at high risk of health due to COVID19.

Timeline Points

4 Dec 2018
Step 1- Becoming Commited- Signature of the letter of commitment
5 Aug 2019
Creation of the Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
20 Jul 2020
Step 3- Translating priorities into measures- Adoption of the Joint Action Plan by City Council
5 Jul 2022
Start of ROMACT reinforced process with the signature of a new letter of agreement
28 Feb 2023
End of ROMACT reinforced process
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