25.11.2019Civic Society strongly condemns Valery Simeonov's election as Deputy Chair of the National Assembly
Chairman of the 44th National Assembly
Mrs. Tsveta Karayancheva
Dear ladies and gentlemen!
Civic order and democratic values are put at an unprecedented risk by the election of Valery Simeonov as Deputy Chair of the National Assembly. It is absolutely unacceptable in the years prior to the expiration of the term of this parliament, Simeonov to occupy the office of one of the most dignified Bulgarians, protecting the Jews from their deportation in 1943 - Dimitar Peshev.
We, the leaders...
07.11.2019Be the Change! Youth Exchange for Young Entrepreneurs
48 young people, Roma and non-Roma, from Bulgaria, Albania, Belgium, CzechRepublic, Hungary, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Romania learnt from each other and exchanged ideas in the field of entrepreneurship. They have spent almost 10 days together (from 25 October to 3 November) in Arbanasi during the Erasmus+ youth exchange project “Be the Change!”. The main topics of the youth exchange were “Entrepreneurship in Roma communities”, “Possibilities for funding a business plan”, “Promotion and selling”, and “Creating a presenting...
24.10.2019Preparation of operational programs for the new programming period begins
The Amalipe Center will participate in the working groups on the preparation of the new Operational Programs Science and Education, Human Resources Development and Regional Development. The chairman of the organization Deyan Kolev was elected as a representative of the organizations working for social inclusion of the integration of marginalized groups in the working group for the preparation of the new operational program Science and Education.
In accordance with the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria 142/2019 for the development of the strategic...
20.10.2019Workshop on future policies for Roma
A post-2020 EU initiative on Roma equality and inclusion is needed to make more progress. It should address antigypsyism, discrimination and socio-economic inclusion simultaneously. The revised EU Framework and new Council recommendation should include a stronger focus on fighting antigypsyism, strengthening the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategies, empowering civil society and Roma participation. In respect of content, a broadened approach to equality and inclusion is needeed, where fighting antigypsyism is an additional...
18.10.2019Bulgarian civil society groups: Improvements in Roma education, deterioration in access to housing and rise of antigypsyism
The recently-released second Roma Civil Monitor (RCM) report on the implementation of Bulgaria’s National Roma Integration Strategy (NRIS) relates that the first RCM report in 2017 was given significant diplomatic and political attention. The process of researching the second report endeavored to develop the capacity of Roma organizations to monitor policy implementation and then to advocate for effective policy both locally and nationally based on the findings. The authors note that Bulgaria’s Roma community and the Roma movement itself are not homogenous, either...