We present to you the results of one of the small projects under the Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria. A local non-governmental organization, a municipality and a local media are partners in the project and together they are going through the difficulties, including the restrictions during the Covid pandemic in 2021.
The project envisaged creating and airing on the Bulgarian National Television ten short documentary movies displaying personal stories of individuals from the Bulgarian Roma community. See results here:
EXHIBITION: How much emotion can one object hold? What stories lie behind the objects that surround us every day?
At WESEUM (or, ‘the museum of us’) Fine Acts, with the support of the Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria, asked people from three communities – Roma, LGBTI people and asylum seekers/refugees: What makes you happy? What makes you sad? They answered each question with an object.
A 2018 survey of public attitudes towards hate speech by the Open Society Institute – Sofia identified a problem: the group of teachers is among the two communities that find it most difficult to...
The project aims at boosting support for human rights in Bulgaria by means of the following: develop a broad range of diverse efficient communication measures to raise awareness about human rights with emphasis on overcoming the negative stereotypes towards vulnerable groups, on the one hand, and boost the communication capacity of the groups in question, on the other hand, both the different public groups that are a target of hate speech and the civil society organizations advocating for their rights.
“When we empower, educate, inform and involve the vulnerable, we show interest in their needs, empower them to see the problems for themselves and seek their solutions.”
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.
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.
A popular research shows that looking into a stranger’s eyes for four minutes can bring you closer. Dozens of social experiments over the years have proven this claim. Fine Acts, with the project “Creative campaigning: innovation in support of human rights”, decided to test it too – but with a twist.