The strength and meaning of Civil Society Organizations’ /CSOs/ existence derives from people’s trust in their mission and it is important, especially in times of social and political crisis, that Non-Governmental Organizations /NGOs/ look critically at themselves and continue to uphold their core values and long-term goals.
The meeting of students and mentors for the academic year 2021/2022 became a spontaneous celebration of the beginning of life after the pandemic.
Summer 2022: From the Faculty of Medicine to Fakulteta neighborhood in Sofia and the continuation of the efforts for health prevention of our scholars in Varna
In the month of October, scholarship holders within the Scholarship Program for Roma students in medical degrees held a number of long-prepared initiatives in different parts of Bulgaria.
NEW REPORT: The definition of energy poverty in Bulgaria – content and applications with an emphasis on highly vulnerable and marginalized groups
Bulgaria is in the final stages of adopting an official definition of energy poverty, but there is a risk that its use for the purpose of energy renovation of buildings will be done in a way that will not prioritize the energy poor and may even lead to an increase in energy inequality.
In Bulgaria and Croatia, Roma routinely experience discrimination, usually fuelled by negative attitudes and prejudices, in a variety of areas of their lives from an early age. Despite the high number of well documented occurrences, incidents of discrimination typically go unreported. Roma often think that it is not worth reporting their case as it would not change anything, while others fear that the situation would only become worse. See more.
This desk research was conducted as part of the “I have a Dream” project of the Centre for Equality and Diversity in collaboration with the Bulgarian organization LARGO.
Final version of the thematic report “Key Indicators for Social Inclusion and Fundamental Rights in Bulgaria”
The formulation of adequate policies at all levels of governance requires precise examination of the social and economic context in which the risks of poverty, social inclusion and violation of fundamental rights can materialize. The Bulgarian National Statistical Institute presents the final version of the thematic report “Key Indicators for Social Inclusion and Fundamental Rights in Bulgaria“.
Domestic and gender-based violence have severe and negative effects on individuals, families, and the society at large. Because all states, in various ways, struggle with handling these challenges, it is obvious that countries need to learn from each other. Mistakes done by some, should not be repeated by others. Good examples should be spread.
Today’s Bulgarian Roma are still marginalised and lag far behind other Bulgarians in education and opportunity. But under Communism they were depicted as standing shoulder to shoulder with the rest of the country, enthusiastically working towards the perfect Socialist state. What was really happening? See this film.
Effects of the introduction of a definition of energy poverty and related social protection mechanisms on representatives of vulnerable groups with an emphasis on the Roma
What needs to be done to reduce energy poverty? What should a good (well-functioning) definition of energy poverty include in order to have a maximally beneficial societal effect? Does what we know about the definition to be adopted meet the criteria for a well-functioning definition of energy poverty? Are there groups of vulnerable energy users who may remain outside the scope of the definition of energy poverty and, accordingly, of energy poverty countermeasures?