16.12.2009Roma and Bulgarian kids kept a holiday together

Center Amalipe and Veliko Turnovo Municipality organized big children holiday “We can do more together” to celebrate the coming feasts Christmas and St Basil’s Day (the Roma New Year) as well as the successful end of the project “Introducing intercultural education and equal access to quality education in Veliko Turnovo Municipality” financed by Human Resources Development Operational Program. The holiday took place on December 11 in Municipality Hall. Students from 6 schools that implemented the main project activities took part in it – the...

12.12.2009National Network for the Children held its annual assembly

  The annual meeting of the National Network for the Children (NNC) took place on December 9 and 10 in Chiflik village, Troyan Municipality. Representatives of 34 NGOs that work for different aspects of child welfare (service providing, deinstitutionalization, education, health care, etc.) took part in the meeting. Roma organizations were presented by Center Amalipe, Sham Foundation and Future Association – Rakitovo. The Assembly elected new Board of Directors of NNC. It is composed by “Parents” Association, Paidea, Center “Amalipe”,...

11.12.2009The Consultative Council for Educational Integration reestablished its activity

The first session – after 5 years break – of the Consultative Council for Educational Integration of Children and Students from the Ethnic Minorities (CCEICSEM) within the Ministry of Education took place in Sofia on December 9. It was chaired by Deputy Minister Svetlana Lomeva. Representatives of different directorates of Ministry of Education, Youth and Science, the National Coordinator of the Decade of Roma Inclusion Milen Milanov, representatives of leading minority organizations and experts took part in the session. Roma NGOs were represented by Vassil Chaprazov...

06.12.2009National forum “The Structural funds and the Roma integration” took place in Sofia

 How the absorption of EU funds could support the process of Roma integration was the main topic of the national forum “Structural funds and Roma integration”. The forum took place in Sofia on December 4. It was organized by Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance AMALIPE, Open Society Institute – Sofia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within the frames of PLATFORM project supported by OSI - Budapest. Representatives of two Directorates General of the European Commission, of the Managing Authorities and Intermediate Bodies of Human Resources Development...

02.12.2009Training of teachers in Senovo

All teachers from “St. St. Cyril and Methodius” School of Senovo passed a training for work in multicultural environment and prevention of school dropout. The training took part on November 27 and 28 in Senovo, Rousse District. It was organized by Regional Pedagogical Center -  Rousse. Deyan Kolev from Center Amalipe was the trainer. History of Roma in Bulgaria, inner group division within Roma community and its connections with the educational attitudes, specifics of Roma family and approaches for engaging Roma parents in the school process were the main...
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