04.02.2009New composition and new terms for preparing Framework Program for Roma Integration: facts and analysis

The facts: Deputy Prime-Minister and Chair of NCCEDI Emel Etem defined new composition of the Working group for preparing new Framework Program for Roma Integration as well as new deadlines thropugh its Order Р-13/23.01.2009. Most of experts of Roma NGOs are not included in the new Group composition: from 10 they declined to 4 (Deyan Kolev, Nikolay Kirilov, Stefan Panayotov and Assen Kolev). The National Coordinator of the Decade of Roma Inclusion Baki Hyuseinov is not included in the new composition too. Iosif Nounev (expert in educational integration from...

04.02.2009Roma organizations did not take part in the session of the Working group for preparing Framework Program for Roma Integration on January 30

Roma organizations – members of the Working group for preparing new Framework Program for Equal Integration of Roma in Bulgarian Society (FPEIRBS) boycotted the first session of the renewed Group composition. Deyan Kolev (Center Amalipe and Deputy Chair of NCCEDI), Nikolay Kirilov (Roma-Lom Foundation), and Stefan Panayotov (Health of Roma Foundation) did not participate in the session on January 30. Assen Kolev (Inforoma – Asenovgrad) took part in the session but expresses his disagreement with the changes in the Working group. In Letter to the...

25.01.2009Women brainstormed ideas for advocacy campaigns for improving the health status of Romani women in their communities

  For a second time the ex-BBC journalist Fiona Lloyd met several Roma women from Bulgaria to discuss together how the local Roma organizations could contribute to solving Romani women health problems. The meeting of the journalist with Stefka and Maria from Center Amalipe (Veliko Turnovo), with Marijka, Fidanka and Milena from “World without Borders” (Stara Zagora), with Galina and Nedka from LARGO Association (Kyustendil), with Julieta from Ternipe Roma Youth Organization (Simitli) and with Dimitrinka from the Association of the Roma health mediators in Bulgaria...

22.01.2009Making more funds for Roma - PLATFORM Project

From January 2009 Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative (LGI) at Open Society Institute – Budapest starts initiative called “Making More Funds for Roma” in Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. In Bulgaria it will be implement by a Consortium with leading organization Open Society Institute – Sofia and partners Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance “Amalipe”, the National Association of Roma in Public Administration and Resource Center for Decentralization and Municipal...

16.01.2009More than 150 children celebrated Vasilitsa - the Roma New Year in Veliko Turnovo

On 13 January, in the eve of Vasilitsa – The Roma New Year the celebrations of the feast was organized for seventh time by Center Amalipe. More than 150 children from the municipalities of Veliko Tarnovo and Elena took part in the concert dedicated to Vasilitsa which took place in the hall of the City Council in the old capital. The pupils from the villages of Vodoley, Balvan, Ledenik, Konstantin and Maysko and also from three school in Veliko Turnovo - “P. R. Slaveykov”, “Vela...
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