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.
Local Development, Poverty reduction and Enhanced Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups, Bulgaria
Project: “Integrated measures to improve the inclusion of people living in marginalized communities”
The implementation of the project will create preconditions for improved social inclusion and empowerment of the representatives of the Roma community in the town of Pernik (5,100 people). The planned measures will provide additional support to improve access to social services, education, employment, health and non-discrimination.
The project is aimed at Roma living on the territory of the four Roma neighborhoods in the municipality of Dupnitsa, numbering 5,100 people. Among ethnic minorities and especially among the Roma population, there are various factors that feed poverty – early school leaving, low education, long-term unemployment and lack of work habits, limited employment opportunities, poor living conditions, lack of access to health, social and social services. and educational services.
Project: “Integrated approaches for inclusion and empowerment of the Roma ethnos in Montana and Boychinovtsi”
The project targets at one of the largest and marginalized Roma communities in Northwestern Bulgaria, in Montana Municipality and Boychinovtsi Municipality, approximately 8,500 people. The main goal is to improve the life of this community by significantly improving access to health, social and educational services, contributing to a lasting change in the attitudes towards Roma in Montana, working to overcome segregation and creating sustainable models for Roma inclusion in local community management.
The main objective is to create opportunities for everyone to live healthily, responsibly and independently by building a hub for functionally related social and educational services in support of children and youth from vulnerable groups, as well as their families in the municipality of Stamboliyski.
The overall goal of the project is to create sustainable mechanisms to improve the condition and opportunities of people living in Roma communities in the municipality of Blagoevgrad by implementing integrated measures, including improving access to social services, education, employment, health and non-discrimination, as well as empowering the Roma.
Project: “Provision of integrated services for early childhood development in the municipality of Tvarditsa”
The project envisages the establishment of a complex of functionally related services (hubs) in three socially isolated communities on the territory of Tvarditsa town, Shivachevo town and Sborishte village. The activities of the hubs will reflect the needs of the local communities and will offer services in the fields of education, health and social activities. The target group of the complex will be children aged 0 to 6 who do not attend kindergarten or nursery and live in isolated, poor areas with a concentration of problems posing a risk of poverty and social exclusion, as well as their parents.
Kyustendil Municipality plans to expand the counseling services for children and their families at the Day Care Center for Children with Disabilities. The expansion of the Center’s activities will provide a complex of functional services contributing to improving the quality of life, social inclusion and early childhood development of children from vulnerable groups, including Roma communities, to ensure their equal inclusion in the formal education system.
The project aims to provide support to over 300 children and families from vulnerable groups living in three districts of Sofia Municipality, with a concentration of Roma population, residential area Filipovtsi in Lyulin district, Fakulteta district in Krasna Polyana district and Hr. Botev in Slatina district, to improve access to health care, formation of parenting skills, improve the family environment, increase school preparedness and inclusion in the education system.
It is planned to open a complex of 3 centers located in 3 socially isolated communities in the villages of Kaloyanovets, Khan Asparuhovo and Bratya Kunchevi. The complex will offer integrated services – healthcare, social and educational, work with parents and stakeholders.