Challenges for Roma integration
Bistrita-Nasaud county in Romania counts a population of 328,000 inhabitants, out of which 11,937 people declared themselves as Roma.
The Roma living in Bistrita-Nasaud County have:
- a low educational attainment and literacy rates
- limited access to healthcare
- high unemployment rates
- poor housing conditions with limited access to basic utilities
Since 2010, Bistrita-Nasaud County has put in place both national and local strategies for Roma inclusion in the areas of:
The county wants to use the for Roma, with Roma programme to learn about good practices and to develop an action plan to support Roma integration locally. It wants to focus in particular on education for Roma and training of community leaders.