News and events
Third meeting of the Working Group on Integration of beneficiaries of international protection in Bulgaria
On 31 May, the third meeting of the Working Group on Integration of BIPs was held, co-chaired by BCRM.
Second meeting of the Working Group on Integration of beneficiaries of international protection in Bulgaria
On 4 April, the second meeting of the Working Group on Integration of BIPs was held, co-chaired by BCRM.
Participation in Stakeholder Consultation in the area of Asylum and Migration under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021
BCRM participated in this meeting in relation to the preparation of Concept Note of the Home Affairs Programme under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021. There were proactive discussed the issues and challenges about unaccompanied minors from third country nationals, return of third country nationals, services for people searching international protection and how will the outcomes contribute to fulfilling overall objectives of Norway grants. The importance of refugee integration was underlined and information was shared that the integration related activities under Norway grants will be implemented by NGOs.
Participation in European Migration Forum
At the beginning of March (02-03.03), the chairperson of the Council participated in European Migration Forum. This event has long-term benefits because of the access for the latest trends and know-how practices for integration of refugees.
Participation in UNHCR Strategic Planning Meeting for 2018
BCRM participated in UNHCR strategic planning meeting on 28th February and joined discussions in the integration working group.
Intercultural evening “Refugee and Migrant Integration – Innovative Practices”
On 2 February 2017 Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants, Multi Kulti Collective and CERMES teamed up to organize an inspirational intercultural evening in Sofia called “Refugee and Migrant Integration – Innovative Practices”. Among the speakers were Anna Krasteva from CEMRES who presented the Re.Cri.Re Project, Bistra Ivanova and Kina Sabeva who presented NIEM – All In For Integration, Stana Iliev, Neda Sokolovska from Studio for Documentary Theathre VOX POPULI, Diana Nedeva from Caritas, Azhar Alomar, Mathijs le Rutte from UNHCR, Hairi Hamdam.
We’d like to thank all our guests coming from national authorities, international organziations, academia, NGOs, journalists as well as migrants, refugees, volunteers… It was lovely sharing this evening together!
The meeting was co-funded by EU’s Horizon 2020 under the ReCriRe project and EU’s AMIF under the NIEM – All In For Integration project.
Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants with the partnership of Multi Kulti Collective and Center for European Refugees Migration and Ethnic Studies organize intercultural evening “The integration of migrants and refugees – innovative practices” on February 2, 18h in Soho.
Our goal is threefold: to share and exchange ideas and practices of integration through innovative business initiatives, employment, education, art; to develop and strengthen civil society networks of interculturality, openness, solidarity; and to enjoy together multicultural communication.
First meeting of the Working Group on Integration of beneficiaries of international protection in Bulgaria
On 24 January, the first meeting of the Working Group on Integration of BIPs was held.
The BCRM was selected jointly with UNHCR as co-chair of the Working group.
The Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants organized a Round Table on the Monitoring Survey in 2014 of the Integration of Beneficiaries of International Protection in Bulgaria. The monitoring is organized by the Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants, funded by the Representation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Bulgaria.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants (BCRM) organized a conference on Partnership for the Integration of Beneficiaries of International Protection in Bulgaria, which was held on December 16, 2014 at Sofia Grand Hotel, 1, Gurko Str., Sofia.
The aim of the conference was to discuss measures, actions and partnerships for improving the quality and effectiveness of the system for integration of beneficiaries of international protection in Bulgaria on the basis of the existing strategic documents, legislation and practice.
The conference was attended by the members of the National Council on Migration and Integration with the Minister of Labour and Social Policy, representatives and experts from state institutions, local authorities, international organizations and NGOs.