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Project "Engaging Youth Leaders and Teachers in Combating Antigypsyism in Bulgaria"

With the project "Engaging Youth Leaders and Teachers in Combating Antigypsyism in Bulgaria" Mladenovo foundation in partnership with WCIF foundation and the “Education” Trade Union at the “Podkrepa” Labor Confederation aims to:

- Enhancing the capacity of 340 teachers from both non-Roma, mixed and Roma schools, and 340 youth leaders in 17 different towns across Bulgaria to address antigypsyism by applying a human rights approach;

- Raising awareness on the harmful effects of antigypsyism in the social mainstream and building motivation for counteraction among citizens of 17 different towns in Bulgaria;

- Dissemination of good practices on combating antigypsyism and encouraging collaboration among stakeholders, working in the sphere of education.

- Dissemination of information about the project results to the educational authorities and antidiscrimination professionals, creating opportunities for scaling up the good practice at the national level.

In the project are involved 17 towns and cities. The cities are preliminary selected and they include Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Dobrich, Gabrovo, Kyustendil, Lom, Montana, Pazardzhik, Pernik, Plovdiv, Ruse, Sofia, Sliven, Stara Zagora, Shumen, Varna and Vratsa.

The project is funded by the European Commision, Directorate "General Justice and Consumers".