The project "Building Capacity for Roma Civil Society and Strengthening its Participation in the Monitoring of National Roma Integration Strategies" is a pilot initiative managed by the European Commission, coordinated by the Central European University (CES) in partnership with the European Roma Network (ERGO), the European Roma Rights Center (ERRC), the Roma Secretariat Foundation (FSG) and the Roma Education Fund (REF) .The pilot project will be implemented with the active involvement of the non-governmental bodies who will participate in the project through this open invitation.
The main objective of the pilot project is to contribute to strengthening mechanisms to monitor the implementation of national Roma integration strategies through systematic monitoring by civil society. The pilot project aims to improve civil society monitoring in two main ways: by developing the capacity to observe different policies as well as by supporting civil society representatives to produce high-quality annual monitoring reports.
The monitoring focuses on how national Roma integration strategies are implemented in EU Member States. It covers 9 thematic areas and horizontal issues: governance, education, employment, health, housing, anti-discrimination, combatting anti-Roma attitudes in society, Roma participation and gender equality.
For more information on the project, see: https://cps.ceu.edu/roma-civil-monitor
In Bulgaria the projct isimplemented by consortium composed of 10 organizations: Amalipe, "World Without Borders" - Stara Zagora, IndiRoma - Kuklen, National children network, Largo - Kuystendil, Sham - Montana, "Iskra" Roma Foundation - Shumen, "Znanie" - Lovech, the Roma Academy for Culture and Education - Sliven and Gender Alternatives, Plovdiv. Coordinator is Center Amalipe