27.03.2008Center “Amalipe” will participate in the election of observer for the Monitoring Committee of NSRF
Only 3 NGOs will take part in the election of observer from the civil society for the Monitoring Committee of the National Strategic Reference Framework on behalf of the so-called “social organizations” (a category that included “organizations working for minorities’s and migrants’ integration”). These are Equip Foundation, International Society for Sustainable Development and Cooperation and Center “Amalipe”. They were selected by commission established by the Minister of Finance Plamen Oresharski.
In February the Ministry of Finance defined Rules for participation of NGOs in the sessions of the Monitoring Committee of the NSRF. The procedure included two stages: expression of interest by NGOs to participate in the election of observer and election of observers by NGOs that have been selected on the basis of the criteria envisaged in the Rules. These criteria included: effective and efficient work of the organization during the last 3 years, participation in developing, implementing and monitoring of strategies and policies, experience in implementing projects financed by the European Community. The candidates should define themselves in one of three categories: organizations working in science, education and culture; environment organizations and social organizations (including minority organizations). Every category will elect own observer.
Although there were expressions of interest of many capable organizations, the commission established by Ministry of Finance selected only three of them as covering all requirements within the group of the social organizations. In 15 days they should elect observer.
Center “Amalipe” will follow the decisions of the meeting of Roma NGOs from