Project: …”slowly, without malice, humanly”…

Implemented in: Sofia

Program: Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria

Implementation period: 01.09.2021 – 31.08.2022

Project Promoter: Roma World -21st Century Foundation

Partner: No

Project summary: 
It’s no secret that Bulgaria has vulnerable groups and communities that are a subject of hate speech. Perhaps the Roma community comes first among them, as there are certain negative stereotypes and prejudices against the members of the Roma community, which often result in discrimination and attempts at violating the human and civil rights of the Roma. Discrimination is general, in principle, and refers to collective traits and we believe that to counter discrimination it is necessary to tell the personal stories of the individual members of this community to change public perceptions. The latter idea will benefit both the discriminated Roma minority in Bulgaria and the majority comprising of all the other Bulgarian citizens. The project is directly related to priority 2) Support for Human Rights, as it envisages measures to empower the Roma and specific objective 5) Communication measures to overcome the negative stereotypes towards vulnerable groups of the public that are victims of hate speech because this is what the project attempts to do. The goal will be achieved in the short term by creating and airing on the Bulgarian National Television 10 10-minute-long documentary movies devoted to the little specific member of the large Roma community and by a public presentation and discussion of the best from the series. The project will have impact in the long term through the translation of the movie subtitles into English and the uploading of the movies online with a free access. The project promoter will carry out the project independently but will keep on its (unofficial) partnership with the Bulgarian National Television, which will broadcast the project outputs in its television programmes pursuant to the enclosed letter for TV programme engagement.

Grant amount: 53 745 EUR

Contact: Kremena Budinova
phone: +359 898816212
address: Sofia 1632, Ovcha kupel-2, bl.29, entrance. D, ap.57

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