Antidiscrimination, curbing hate speech

Analysis: “Speech containing offence, prejudice and hate against Roma on the social media platform Facebook”

This analysis presents data from a secondary semi-automated processing that relies on a critical review of the performance of algorithms. The aim is, on the one hand, to present more reliable information about offensive speech against Roma on the social media, and on the other hand, to identify weaknesses and typical gaps/errors of the algorithms used for automatic processing.

Project: “Free Spirit Art – improving intercultural collaboration through performing and screen arts”

The project provides is an opportunity to foster intercultural cooperation through art and culture. The direct target group (children and young people with focus Roma) is involved in interesting initiatives, such as creative workshops in performing and applied arts, and cinema workshops in order to create own short film productions.

Project: “United in Diversity”

The project focuses on the cultural heritage of the Roma ethnic minority, interweaving the participation of two other minority groups – Jews and Armenians, in order to show the “coexistence” of minority cultures alongside that of the majority – Bulgarian culture.

Project: “Platforms for young art talents”

The project aims to increase access to the culture of culture and ethnic minorities (with a focus on Roma) and strengthen their engagement by an integrated set of innovative cultural and educational events, exhibitions and digital documentation of cultural history with a focus on Roma culture.

Project: “In search of Baro Mangipe”

The project is aimed at children and youth from the municipality of Belogradchik, who will have the opportunity to participate in a cultural project and improve their access to art and culture.

Project: “Inspiration – Art for Change”

Inspiration – art for change“ is a multi-genre project, which brings together professional artists from the State Puppet Theatre in Sliven, teachers from schools, which are located in neighbourhoods with predominant Roma population, professional theatre artists from Norway, as well as children and parents from the Roma community.

Project: “Dance with Me!”

The project aims to improve access to arts and culture of ethnic and cultural minorities (Roma focus) and to meet the needs of children and young people from Family-type accommodation centres by including them in a cultural and educational initiative for dance art and an innovative approach for present and promote an ethnocultural event with the participation of various specialists and artists, young artists, children, and youth (with a focus on Roma).

Project: “Panorama of Roma culture”

Project status: ongoing Implemented in:Sliven, Gorno Alexandrovo (Sliven), Zhelyo voyvoda (Sliven) Program: Cultural entrepreneurship, heritage and cooperationImplementation period: 08.02.2023 – 30.04.2024 Project Promoter: Association Roma Academy for Culture and Education, Sliven Partners: Høgskulen for grøn...

Project: “Educational theater, a tool for improved awareness of the art and culture of the roma ethnos in Bulgaria”

The overall objective of the project is to improve the situation of the Roma in Bulgaria, using culture and art as a tool for developing skills, capacity and as a pathway to education, as well as to stimulate greater social cohesion in Bulgaria through improved mutual understanding as a bilateral process between the general population and the cultures of minorities.

Project: “The cultural world reaches everyone”

The project envisages the formation of five creative studios in each settlement. These will include: theatre, oratory and poetry, music and stage dance, design and scenography, photography and applied arts. Participants in the workshops will learn various techniques and materials to prepare for stage sets, costumes, recitation of poems, theater sketches, solfege, ethnic and folk songs.