Partnership for Sustainable Refugee Inclusion


The crisis in Ukraine and the intensity of this wave of refugees posed a new challenge to the institutions. It is necessary to involve the refugees in the decision-making processes, otherwise it creates a risk of developing inappropriate measures and difficulties in their implementation. Project “Partnership for Sustainable Refugee Inclusion” aims to enhance skills of refugee communities representatives, including Ukrainian for recognition of the institutional environment and access points to the decision-making system in Bulgaria.

Partners in the project are Center for Sustainable Communities Development (CSCD) and Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitry Panitza” with the active support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). During the 12 months of work, an analysis of the needs and challenges through refugees is envisaged and the construction of a Board for The Advocacy and Inclusion of Refugees with the participation of 15 representatives of the Arab, Afghan and Ukrainian communities to undergo training for the development and implementation of integration policies provided by experts of partner organizations. Piloting a model of  board involvement in the institutional environment  and a Roadmap for work with institutions are forthcoming. The activities of the project are located in Sofia, with the dissemination of the results through the communication channels of the partners and their partner networks up to 30 000 refugees, migrants, asylum seekers and 20 civil organizations with interest on the topic.

The project is implemented with the financial support of the Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria under the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism.

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