General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Platon Stelu
Total population: 
13 929
Roma living in the Municipality: 
Description of the Municipality: 

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Toplița is a town located in  Northern Romania, in Harghita County. 
It comprises of Călimănel, Luncani, Măgheruș, Moglănești, Secu, Toplița, Vale, Vâgani  and Zencani.
Hungarians constitute the main minority in the area but it is reported that the unofficial number of Roma citizens in Toplița is about 1 700. 

Roma are located in 3 differents areas of the municipality: Targului, where people live in social blocks, Paraul Baicului, which consists of 50 makeshift houses and Zapode where 9 families live in makeshift houses. 

The ROMACT Process

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

The Taskforce for Roma inclusion exists but was not yet formally approved 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.

* Improving the access to informal education of children from disadvantaged communities in Toplița, Enhancing Roma Inclusion and Empowerment - Funded by the European Economic Area Grants.
Status: rejected

Trainings provided by ROMACT experts :

Local Authorities :
* Implementing, evaluating & monitoring JAPs
* Local development strategy
* Public procurement
* Project management
* Use of ROMACT mini-grants designated for anti-COVID projects and activities

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 Toplita between September 2020 – January 2021:

Supporting pupils against the school absenteeism during the pandemic – Miron Cristea Gymnasia School

ROMACT supported Miron Cristea Gymnasia School with 3673 €, reaching 59 pupils who are from vulnerable families with poor financial status. The project increased the pupils’ school attendance in a proper sanitary environment with higher level of self-esteem through the procurement of school supplies and hygiene products for each pupil. Parents and community representatives were present at the information campaign along with pupils. The school was equipped with IT equipment such as laptop, video projector and printer for interactive classes.

Timeline Points

31 Mar 2020
Step 1- Becoming Committed- Signature of the letter of agreement
31 Dec 2021
End of ROMACT implementation
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