We present on your attention Newsletter “Integration of Refugees in Bulgaria: Opportunities for Development” for the period January – March 2020


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In the edition you will find information on the following topics:

▪Bulgaria’s progress in 2019 on the refugee resettlement and involvement of local authorities in the refugee integration process

▪Up-to-date statistics on international protection granted for the period from January to March 2020.

▪Collaboration with municipalities and local authorities to build sustainable partnerships:

Establishment of municipal center for the information and integration of third-country nationals; Information session organized by the Bulgarian Red Cross for municipalities working with resettled refugees; Refugee housing: good practices, challenges and opportunities for local authorities; The topic of refugee integration presented at the first annual meeting of public mediators in the country

▪Development the capacity of civil society structures: Creating an Association of Bulgarian Language Teachers as a Foreign Language

▪Collaboration with the academic community: Coalition Meeting “Opportunities for Cooperation with Academic Institutions on the Topic of Asylum and Refugees”; Specialized research “Opportunities for cooperation with academic institutions in the refugee and asylum field”; Academic Portal “Forced Migration and Refugees” www.academia.refugee-integration.bg;

Interactive Exhibition “Identity” presented at the American University in Blagoevgrad

▪Media and NGOs Workshop with Nick Thorpe – BBC Correspondent for Central Europe

▪Opportunities for EU-funded refugee integration activities

▪Innovations in support of organizations working with refugees and migrants: An updated EU toolkit for profiling third-country nationals

Information for organizations working in the field of refugee integration in Bulgaria