We present to your attention the Newsletter “Integration of Refugees in Bulgaria: Opportunities for Development” for the period April – June 2020.



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



Statistics for granted international protection in Bulgaria for the period January-May 2020



Refugees in the COVID-19 situation

▪The impact of the situation on the integration of refugees in Bulgaria, emerging needs and challenges

▪ The response of the Bulgarian organizations to deal with the challenges of the current situation



June 20 – World Refugee Day

▪Online exhibition “Beyond Differences”, organized by UNHCR – UN Refugee Agency

▪Online quiz, organized by the Bulgarian Council for Refugees and Migrants and Multi Culti Collective

▪Student happening on the occasion of June 1 – Day of all children and June 20 World Refugee Day



Long-term integration of refugees in Bulgaria and Europe

▪European benchmark for refugee integration – The new summary report on the project NIEM – National mechanism for assessment of the integration of refugees

▪ Study of the Committee of the Regions “Integration of migrants in medium and small towns and rural areas in Europe”



Management of integration and policy development

▪Analysis of the European Website on Integration (EWSI) on the policies for the integration of refugees and migrants in the EU.

▪ Non-governmental organizations with a common opinion on the Draft Action Plan for 2020 for the implementation of the National Strategy in the field of migration, asylum and integration (2015-2020)



Inclusion of refugees in policy development with a focus on urban integration

▪ The newly established UN Refugee Agency Refugee Advisory Council



Development of the information infrastructure

▪The latest website with information on the rights and obligations of newly recognized refugees and persons with humanitarian status www.refugee.bg



The Academic Community and solutions for refugee integration

▪Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants and UNHCR – UN Refugee Agency presented the first issue of the Academic Bulletin “Refugees: Today and Tomorrow”



Support for the unaccompanied refugee and migrant children

▪Miniila – The mobile application, specially adapted for the needs of unaccompanied children in migration