General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Codreanu Cristian
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Arama Costel – personal adviser to the mayor
Aurel Bran
Total population: 
4 428
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
1 217
Description of the Municipality: 

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According to the 2011 National Census, the number of Roma people living in Sutesti is close to one third of the population, set up in all areas of the city.

Most of the Roma in this municipality belong to the Ciurari group. The community comprises of traditional and modern families. In the latter, early marriage and school dropout are particularly significant.

As identified with the Community Action Group, the issues faced by  the Roma population in general are covering a diverse range, from low living standard, and families have social benefits as the only source of income, to low level of education, lack to access at socio-medical services, lack of access to utilities ( access to electricity in particular).


The ROMACT Process

ROMACT process started in November 2015 in Sutesti.

ROMACT team supported the local authorities in drafting the Joint Action Plan in cooperation with the Community Action Group.The Joint Action Plan was adopted by the Local Council on 1 August 2016.

The Municipality was presented different funding opportunities and coached in project writing. It also received support in applying to a project funded by the National Agency for the Roma " Integrate Social Convergence in Sutesti".

Activities of the Joint Action Plan implemented:

  •   -Awareness campaign on health
  •   -Awareness campaign on education
  •   -Informative campaign on violence at school
  •   -Consultations to support access to labor market
  •   -Identification of Roma school age population
  •   -Identification of inhabitants without ID and support in access to personal documents

The Municipality benefited of ROMACT expertise for the following project:

"Integrate Social Convergence in Sutesti", National Agency for Roma
Statues: rejected

Despite the approval of the Joint Action Plan and the proactive support provided by ROMACT team, the lack of effective commitment of the Municipality and the tensions between some Roma community members led to a limited impact of ROMACT in Sutesti.


Timeline Points

6 Nov 2015
Step 1- Becoming Commited- Signature of the letter of commitment
29 Apr 2016
Step 3- Translating priorities into measures- Joint Action Plan for Roma inclusion adopted by City Council
30 Jun 2016
Step 4- Funding, Implementing and Monitoring- Project proposal submitted to National Agency for the Roma
21 Dec 2016
End of ROMACT Process
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