This report refers to specific pieces of Bulgaria’s legislation that negatively and disproportionately affect vulnerable groups, increasing the risks of multiple deprivation and (institutional) discrimination. It does not claim to present a comprehensive analysis of the gaps in the legal framework of Roma inclusion. Rather, it highlights some key areas in which urgent legislative changes are needed for the sustainable reduction of growing social inequalities, social exclusion and discrimination against vulnerable groups such as Roma.
Local Development, Poverty reduction and Enhanced Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups, Bulgaria
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“.
The project “One approach – many solutions. Model for Integrated Development (MID) in Samokov” aims to provide opportunities to support the successful realization and social adaptation of the residents of the Roma neighborhood in the town. It envisages the implementation of a model for integrated development (MID) of the individual and the community, which is based on the life cycle of the person and the tasks he must solve at every stage of life: from early childhood to adulthood, developed by the Health and Social Development” Foundation (HESED).
Project: Roma Inclusion Hub “Complex integration services for Roma inclusion in the Municipalities Maglizh and Nikolaevo”
The project proposal envisages the creation of two new hubs to offer complex integrated health and social measures in support of Roma inclusion in the municipalities of Maglizh and Nikolaevo. The scope of the project activities will include children over 7 years of age, young people (12-29 years old) and adult representatives of the Roma minority.
It is planned to establish two hubs for functionally related social and educational services in support of children from vulnerable groups and their families in the municipalities of Maglizh and Nikolaevo for children 0-6 years and their parents.
The overall goal of the project is to improve Roma access to healthcare and the education system, to improve contacts between Roma communities and local self-government, as well as Roma parenting skills. An “Integrated Service Complex” will be built by renovating and equipping the building of a former bath house, which houses the “Roma-Lom” Foundation, providing integrated services and expanding the capacity of institutions in the municipality.
Project: “Establishing a one-stop shop center for integrated social and health services in the neighborhood of Stolipinovo”
The project aims at implementing a comprehensive program for socio-economic inclusion of vulnerable ethnic groups in Plovdiv’s neighborhood of Stolipinovo by providing improved access to administrative, social, educational and health services through the establishment of a one-stop shop center.
Project: “Integrated services supporting active participation and social inclusion of marginalized communities on the territory of Kameno Municipality”
The main goal of the project is to create a supportive environment and institutional mechanisms to improve the opportunities for inclusion, territorial and social integration of separate Roma communities in Kameno Municipality.
Project: “Introduction of integrated measures in support of vulnerable groups in the municipalities of Smyadovo, Vetrino and Bolyarovo”
The project foresees the development of a complex of integrated services provided by multidisciplinary teams in the municipalities of Smyadovo, Vetrino and Bolyarovo in order to improve the situation and increase opportunities for social inclusion and development of the potential of local Roma communities.
The project aims to create sustainable mechanisms for improving the condition and opportunities of people living in marginalized Roma communities through effective integrated approaches, increasing access of Roma and other vulnerable groups to better services in the following sectors: social assistance, education, employment and health.