17.02.2020National Meeting of Board of Principals for Intercultural Education

The snowstorms and the cold weather did not prevent nearly 200 school principals from across the country to gather together at the  National Meeting of Board of Principals for Intercultural Education "Every student will be a winner" network. It was organized on 6th and 7th of February by center Amalipe in Sofia. To  talk with the principals of schools the meeting was attended by the Minister of Education Krassimir Valchev, Boris Gerasimov, project manager of Education for Tomorrow, Greta Gancheva Project manager“Support for success”, Vanya Traykova...

22.01.2020The call for applications for the Roma Graduate Preparation Program 2020/21 academic year is now open!

The Roma Graduate Preparation Program (RGPP) at the Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary offers a unique opportunity to Roma students who intend to apply for MA/MSc programs at English-speaking universities. RGPP is an intensive 10-month program that prepares Roma graduates with an interest in social sciences and humanities to compete for places on Master's-level courses. Since its launch in 2004, more than 230 Roma students – from 23 countries - have graduated and over 85% of them have enrolled in master programs. RGPP students are awarded full scholarships...

16.01.2020Why do we celebrate Vasilitza/ St.Basil's Day with the campaign 'Let's rebuild the birdges between us'

In recent years Vasilitsa (also referred to in media as Bango Vasili) has gained popularity as the Roma New Year. In fact, this is St. Basil’s Day, marked by the so-called "Old style" (i.e. the Julian calendar). Just 3-4 generations ago this was the day when ethnic Bulgarians and other groups also celebrated New Year. Currently, Vasilitsa is not celebrated by all Roma in Bulgaria: for some Roma groups it is a major calendar holiday, while others have lost even the memory of it. Why, then, we, Amalipe Center have been organizing these celebrations for another year as part...

15.01.2020Representatives of Amalipe Center met with US Ambassador HE. Herro Mustafa

Representatives of Amalipe Center met with US Ambassador HE. Herro Mustafa on January 14th. Deyan Kolev and Teodora Krumova talked with Ambassador Mustafa about the situation of the Roma community in Bulgaria, the main challenges facing Roma integration policies and the possible partnership support from the Diplomatic Corps to address the main challenges facing Roma in Bulgaria. Although the 2011 census accounts for nearly 5% of Bulgarian citizens who identify themselves as Roma, data from the Council of Europe and the European Commission indicate that Roma are about 11%...

02.01.2020With gratitude and hope for 2020

Smiles, tears, happiness, dreams and pain - we'be had everything in 2019. And at its end, it is time to appreciate and thank for every moment, every friend, every partner. Even to those who haven't understood us - thank you for teaching us the importance of continuing to work, even working harder to make you understand our cause: to make every child smile. We thank all the children who have participated in Amalipe Center activities during the year: volunteers, representatives of student parliaments, students involved in various projects. Thank you for every initiative, campaign,...
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