January 2019

  • Current statistics on refugees in Bulgaria in 2018
  • Basic principles of the Ordinance for integration of refugees
  • An open call for funding by the Ministry of Interior under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
  • Integration of refugee children into Bulgarian schools
  • MENAR Sofia Film Fest
  • The story of a refugee in Bulgaria, founder of the successful online platform  

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April 2019

  • Current statistics on refugees in Bulgaria for the period January-March 2019
  • Basic principles of the Ordinance on integration of refugees
  • The Experience of the Vitosha District of the Sofia Municipality in the Integration of Resettlement Refugees
  • Information Session in Plovdiv Municipality: Local Integration of Refugees: Chance for Development
  • Refugee employment – a key to the needs of the labor market in Bulgaria
  • HUMANS IN THE LOOP – the first social enterprise for refugees in Bulgaria
  • “Mural, mural, on the wall, I’m at home after all” – Visual history of women from Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan and Palestine

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June 2019

  • ● Current statistics on refugees in Bulgaria for the period January-May 2019
    ● Stages of implementing an integration agreement under the Ordinance on Integration
    ● National Seminar “Opportunities for Financing Integration and Urban Development”
    ● The #Regions4Integration Cities and Regions for Integration Initiative of the European Committee of the Regions and Cities #WithRefuges – UNHCR Global Campaign for Solidarity Cities Receiving Refugees
    ● June 20 – World Refugee Day
    ● Beyond the Barriers – a book about the refugees in Bulgaria
    ● “Identity” – Interactive Exhibition for the World Refugee Day
    ● A great success of the Job Fair for Refugees and Business Representatives
    ● The first of its kind Master’s Degree Program “Social Work with Refugees and Migrants” and the Student Round Table “Social Inclusion and Inclusive Education. Reality and Perspectives”

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August 2019

  • Latest statistics on the refugees in Bulgaria for the period Jan-Aug 2019
  • General provisions of the Ordinance on Integration of Refugees and the preparatory stage for the conclusion of an integration agreement
  • Opportunities for financing refugee integration measures: Call for Proposals under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
  • The nomination of the INTEGRA Campaign of the Sofia Development Association for a prestigious prize in a competition between EU cities for the integration of third-country nationals
  • Cooperation with municipalities and local authorities: Representative of the UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency in Bulgaria with a prestigious award from the Association of Bulgarian Cities and Regions
  • Information session in Blagoevgrad Municipality “Local integration of refugees: a chance for growth”
  • Integration as a chance for improvement of the business climate: MAGNET Network for support of migrant entrepreneurship
  • Information session on human rights safeguarding

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October 2019

∙ Number of persons granted international protection for the period January – October 2019. How many refugees live in Bulgaria?

∙ Management of the integration. National Council on Migration, Borders, Asylum and Integration

∙ NIEM – All in for Integration. National Integration Evaluation Mechanism

∙ Academic community in support of refugee integration: initiatives in the new academic year

– Coalition meeting on Bulgarian language and literacy training  of adult refugees in Bulgaria

∙ Training of teachers working with refugee children

∙ Tolerant society for the integration of asylum seekers and beneficiaries  of international protection

∙ 3 October – European Day of Memory and Welcome

∙ Activities of the Bulgarian Red Cross for the integration of resettled and relocated persons

∙ Provision of comprehensive  integration support by Caritas-Sofia and the Council of Refugee Women in Bulgaria

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December 2019

∙Statistics on provided international protection in Bulgaria for the period January-November 2019

∙Opportunities for financing activities related to the integration of refugees and migrants under the Horizon 2020 Programme

∙Refugee Month 2019 Bulgaria

∙Bulgarian and British experience in refugee integration

∙Media and refugee integration

∙Your/Our Europe ?! Strengthening the sense of European belonging to young migrant leaders:

∙The Bulgarian participation in Go Local International Conference in Brussels on Integration of Refugees and Migrants

∙Presentations of the Bulgarian Red Cross and Vitosha District of Sofia Municipality at an International conference in Brussels

∙Regional Seminar “Building Capacity for Work with Refugees”

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