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...

11.10.2019From the eye of the storm: Why parents from the village Sotiria, Sliven didn’t pick up their kids from school?

Due to the circumstance, which I wouldn’t have appointed as accidental, schools from the Amalipe Center network, as well as representatives of the Organization, found themselves in Sliven on the day of a violent storm over dropping children out of school as a result of malicious rumors, distributed among gypsy parents - not by accident. We talked to worried parents from Sotirya village, located near Sliven, and we saw what bothers people or at least what they were told, to worry them. What arguments can reassure them, and how important school is as a factor, to overcome...

02.10.2019WordsareStones final conference in Brussels

#WordsareStones Final meeting was held on 24th of September 2019. The final conference of the project took place in Brussels, in the heart of European policy. All partner organisation attended on the event, as well as representatives of the European parliament. Amalipe Center was represented by Atanas Atanasov and Valeri Angelov. During the conference the partners presented the results achieved of 2 years of hard work on prevention of hate speech online and offline. Amalipe Center has a lot of experience in countering hate speech, hate crime, anti - gypsyism, and discrimination,...

27.09.2019Amalipe Educational Mediators participated in Bulgaria Cleanup Day 2019

Amalipe Center joined the Bulgaria Cleanup Day 2019 campaign, that took place on September 14th (Saturday). The organisation motivated local communities to participate in the initiative through its network of Community Development Centers, established in 15 municipalities across the country. The campaign covered the settlements in the following municipalities: Pavlikeni, Veliko Turnovo, Byala Slatina, Novi pazar, Etropole, Strazhitsa, Novo selo, Gulyantsi, Kaspichan, Nikola Kozlevo, Antonovo, Borovan, Shabla, Sredets and Smyadovo. In the municipality of Byala Slatina the campaign...

27.09.2019September 16th, 2019 - an unforgettable holiday filled with hope and faith

Ambassadors, representatives of CEICSEM, the State Child Protection Agency, the Bulgarian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, the Trust for Social Achievement, mayors, deputy mayors and many more wished quality education for every child during the celebrations for the start of the new 2019/2020 school year at the partner schools of the Amalipe Center, included in the Every Student Will Be a Winner-2 program. All information about local events can be found here.                         Amalipe Center sincerely...
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