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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".

Project "Step forward!" BG05/1020

Project "Step forward!", BG05 /1020 is funded by the Program for supporting NGO in Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009-2014.

The project is implemented for a period of 10 months from 01/12/2014 until 01.10.2015 in the subject area: "Capacity Building for NGO's" priority "Development of the advocacy role of NGO's and their capacity for monitoring."

The project are planned six training modules for the team of the foundation on the topics: Effective communication; Negotiation; Conflict management; Making a decision; Teamwork and team interaction; Introduction of all the social,educational and employment programs available for the Roma community.

Тen training sessions will be held for young volunteers on the project. The trainings will aim formation of active citizenship among youth from Lom. Planned also are informal educational activities with young people, promotion of volunteering in the town of Lom and also acvitivies for changing the attitudes from passivity to activity among young people.

Within the project, the Foundation will establish "Young journalist" club, where the young journalists will prepare themselves and publish materials in the local radio and on social networks.

The total cost of the project is 17 055,03, of which 15 075.03 are grant.


"Together in diversity through the ages for differences in a new light"

The lifestyle and the traditions of  Roma, the specific issues and richness of their culture were collected in an exhibition, in which objects, tools and supplies of Crafts "coexist" with photos and carry the message that the way to tolerance and acceptance of people with their unique qualities is passed through mutual understanding.

Photos from the event can be found in our gallery.

Together in Diversity for differences in new light

Aims of the project:

1.To raise the cultural level of the Roma community and create a favorable environment for opportunities development for their welfare lives through their active involvement in the city’s cultural life.

2. Presenting the roma culture in positive light.

Activities of the project:

1.Rresearch of the Roma culture in Lom.

2.Collection, design and opening a second ethnologic exhibition on Roma traditions and crafts at History museum Lom. 

3.Preparation and making of the museum exhibition - travelable and organizing of exhibitions in Montana and Vidin.  


Period of realization: 15.09.2012 - 15.05.2013

Funding organization:  Open Society Institute-Budapest, Arts and Culture Program

Budget : 7000$

Investment project: Home for the elderly people

Goal: In our today's busy schedules & work issue, we are not able to take so much care for our elderly people; our goal is to create a home where parents & beloved grandparents will find a place, close to their home. Our ambition is the elderly people to live with dignity and entourage of friends, which can ease the pain and fatigue of old age.

Geographical location: At the base of the mountain Rhodopi, at distance 60-90 km of several types of SPA centers and many national historic sites as well as other natural resources.

Investor: Foundation with public benefit "Mladenovo", city of Lom, "Yavor" № 6 str- side to raise financial funds and "Solaris Export" Ltd, Sofia, "Yanko Zabunov" str., bl. 28 - construction and contractor part of the project

Investment: EUR 8 mil.

Total area: On project approx 4800 m2

Buildings & furniture: luxurious - rooms and suites, furnished with modern furniture, large area of the living halls, fully equipped kitchen and dining hall for entertainment, opportunities for riding, outdoor covered swimming pool, excellent landscaping of the yard and walkways, buses for excursions and leisure outside the home, specialized medical vehicle, 24 hours medical staff, security, etc.

Capacity: 120 permanent residents.

Place of performance of the project - Plovdiv region, Bulgaria.

Way of raising funds: by donation

Donation account of the "Mladenovo" foundation for funding the project:



IBAN: BG71BUIB98881050808900