11.11.2009Decisions of the Session of Monitoring Committee of Human Resources Development Operational Program
The second for 2009 session of the Monitoring Committee of Human Resources Development Operational Program took place on November 10 and 11 in Sofia. During the session the Committee approved by consensus two suggestions proposed by Deyan Kolev, representative of the Roma NGOs:
1. Increasing the budget for the call for proposals BG051PO001- 4.1.03 “Integration of children and students from the ethnic minorities in the educational system” from 6 to 12 million BGN;
2. Announcing targeted call for proposals within measure 1.1. of the Program directed at...
09.11.2009Forecoming: Session of the Monitoring Committee of Human Resources Development Operational Program
The second for 2009 session of the Monitoring Committee of Human Resources Development Operational Program will take place in Sofia on November 10 and 11. The advance in HRD OP implementation and the new operations and calls for proposals will be discussed. Officials from DG Employment of the European Commission, representatives of the main Bulgarian institutions engaged with HRD OP and NGO observers elected by groups of NGOs will take part in the session.
During the session Deyan Kolev, observer of the group of Roma NGOs will make presentation about European forums of Roma...
09.11.2009National meeting “The Structural funds and Roma educational integration”
Deputy-minister on education Svetlana Lomeva, director of European funds directorate within Ministry of education Tzvetana Gerdjikova, representatives of Roma NGOs, schools and municipalities took part in the National meeting “The structural funds and Roma educational integration”. It was organized on November 7 and 8 in Veliko Turnovo by Center Amalipe and Open Society Institute – Sofia within PLATFORM project.
Bulgaria is the country with one of the highest percentage of dropouts of school, only Romania is worse, according to a report of the World Bank,...
03.11.2009Current state of Roma integration policy in Bulgaria - statement
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Thomas Hammarberg, will conduct a visit to Bulgaria to assess human rights issues in particular in the area of minorities and children in institutions. The Commissioner will have a meeting with NGO representatives on November 3.
During the meeting Deyan Kolev, Chairman of Center Amalipe will present the following statement:
CURRENT STATE OF ROMA INTEGRATION POLICY IN BULGARIA
The process of Roma integration meets four main problems:
1. Weak institutional infrastructure and low administrative...
16.10.2009High-level meeting “Contribution of EU funds to the integration of Roma”
High-level meeting “Contribution of EU funds to the integration of Roma” took place on October 13, 14 and 15 in Hungary. It was organized by DG Employment, Equal Opportunities and Anti-discrimination of the European Commission and the Government of Hungary. The meeting brought together representatives of European Commission, national governments of the counties-members of EU and Roma NGOs. Bulgaria was represented by Valentina Simeonova (deputy minister of labour and social policy), Milen Milanov (national coordinator of the Decade of Roma inclusion), officials form...