Valea lui Mihai

General Information
ROMACT Cycle: 
Mayor of the Municipality: 
Iozsef Nyako
Contact Person within the Municipality: 
Bilatiu Aniko, Head of Project development
Laura Tartiu
Total population: 
9 902
National census 2011
Roma living in the Municipality: 
Description of the Municipality: 

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Valea lui Mihai It is located next to the Hungarian border in Bihor County.
According to the municipality estimates, there are 1200 Roma living in two neighborhoods, Dienes and Bank Utca. 
Roma in Valea lui Mihai are living in precarious conditions including informal housing and lack of access to services. 
The school absenteism and dropout is particularly high in this area. 


The ROMACT Process

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

The Taskforce for Roma inclusion was created following Local Council's decision in December 2021. 

The Joint Action Plan for Roma Inclusion was adopted by the Local Council in February 2022.

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 infrastructure of the" Zelk Zoltan "Gymnasium School from the “Dihenes” neighborhood from Valea lui Mihai ” - Funded by the European Economic Area small grants scheme.
Status: rejected

Trainings provided by ROMACT experts :

Local Authorities :
* Project management (certified training)
* Public procurement (certified training)
* Informal settlements & housing policies

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:
Arrangement of playground for children – Valea lui Mihai Municipality
ROMACT supported the municipality with 4972 € for the arrangement of a playground. The newly arranged playground created a safe space for children where they can socialize and develop interactive skills in a common and safe place that is inclusive of all. The Park is located in the Dihenes neighbourhood where around 200 children reside and benefit from the new playground.

Timeline Points

6 Jan 2021
Step 1- Becoming committed- Signature of the letter of commitment
31 Dec 2021
Creation of the Municipal Taskforce for Roma Inclusion
25 Feb 2022
Step 3- Translating priorities into measures. Joint Action Plan for Roma inclusion adopted by the Local Council
28 Feb 2023
End of ROMACT process
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