On May 26, 2022, in the hotel-restaurant "Bardoto" in Breznik, an information meeting and presentation of the project "Raising the awareness of local communities in areas with a significant presence of Roma population on asylum and migration" was held.

It is organized by the International Organization for Migration in partnership with a consortium of three organizations - the National Network of Health Mediators, the Bulgarian Family Planning Association and the Minority Health Problems Foundation.


The event was also attended by Milen Milanov - a representative of the Regional Youth RAISE Center.


The meeting was moderated by Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova. She shared the main points of the communication strategy and information campaign, and Mr. Ventsislav Kirkov from the Bulgarian Association for Family Planning and Sexual Health (BFPA) presented the results of the field survey on migration attitudes, conducted in five settlements, including: Filipovtsi, Breznik , Trun, Provadia and Harmanli. The issue of human trafficking was also touched upon.


The RAISE Youth project, implemented by the Center for Development of Sustainable Communities, covers over 500 young people aged between 18 and 29, living in the municipalities of Pernik, Breznik, Trun, Radomir, Zemen and Kovachevtsi, who are not currently involved. Within its framework, various trainings for career and personal development are passed, and the most active 20 participants will be provided with additional training and mentoring assistance to start their own business.

The RAISE Youth project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.


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