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Better quality of life for Roma communities in Bulgaria

Two girls dancing.

01.01.2013 - 30.11.2019

The Roma are the largest ethnic minority in Bulgaria. Many Roma suffer from social exclusion, discrimination, poverty and unemployment. Social, cultural and economic barriers hinder access to education and healthcare for members of the Roma community. With its contribution to the enlarged EU, Switzerland is supporting projects to improve the living conditions of the Roma in Bulgaria.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Bulgaria
Improving social security
Prevention
Various social services

01.01.2013 - 30.11.2019


CHF 6'695'770



Project completed

Linking regional development and nature protection

Four jars containing different kinds of preserves.

01.08.2012 - 31.12.2017

Creating jobs and prospects through environmental protection: Switzerland supported this innovative approach in Bulgaria. The project entitled ‘Linking Nature, Protection and Sustainable Rural Development’ promoted, among other things, organic farming methods, regional products and ecotourism in the poorest region of the EU.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Bulgaria
Protecting the environment
Biodiversity

01.08.2012 - 31.12.2017


CHF 4'200'000



Project completed

Home Care Services

A young carer looking after an elderly patient in a nursing home.

01.07.2011 - 31.12.2017

Increasing life expectancy in Bulgaria means that there is now a larger number of older people in the country. To enable these people to remain at home in a familiar environment even at an advanced age, this project has introduced a home nursing service in Vratsa districts. Home nursing by  qualified teams enables patients to maintain a degree of independence and improves the quality of life of chronically ill or disabled elderly people.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Bulgaria
Improving social security
Social services for specific target groups

01.07.2011 - 31.12.2017


CHF 2'418'187



Integrated approach for social inclusion of Roma and other vulnerable groups in Plovdiv Municipality: “All together-improved education and health”

01.09.2016 - 30.04.2019

The project Integrated approach for social inclusion of Roma and other vulnerable groups in Plovdiv Municipality: “All together-improved education and health“ will support the Bulgarian Government to implement the National Strategy tor the Integration of Roma in Bulgaria (2012-2020) which aims at improving the living conditions through better access to services and rights for the Roma community and at empowering Roma through strengthened cultural integration and identity, improved acceptance and enhanced Roma participation in decision making/policy institutions.


“The interaction with the community – a factor for a better future and successful integration” – Social inclusion of Roma and other vulnerable groups in Shumen Municipality

01.09.2016 - 30.04.2019

“The interaction with the community – a factor for a better future and successful integration”-project of the municipality of Shumen will support the Bulgarian Government to implement the National Strategy for the Integration of Roma in Bulgaria (2012-2020). The project aims at improving the living conditions through better access to services and rights for the Roma community and at empowering Roma and facilitating better acceptance towards Roma community through strengthened cultural integration and identity.


Integrated Project for Social Inclusion of Roma and Other Vulnerable Groups in Montana municipality

01.04.2016 - 30.04.2019

The goal of the project “Integrated Approach for Inclusion of Roma and other vulnerable Groups in Montana Municipality" is to support the Bulgarian Government to implement the National Strategy for the Integration of Roma in Bulgaria (2012-2020) which aims at improving their living conditions through better access to services and rights for the Roma community and at empowering Roma through strengthened cultural integration and identity, improved acceptance and enhanced Roma participation in decision making/policy institutions.


Integrated project for Social Inclusion of Roma and other vulnerable groups in Sliven

01.07.2015 - 30.04.2019

The goal of the project “Integrated Approach for Inclusion of Roma and other vulnerable Groups in Sliven Municipality" is to support the Bulgarian Government to implement the National Strategy for the Integration of Roma in Bulgaria (2012-2020) which aims at improving their living conditions through better access to services and rights for the Roma community and at empowering Roma through strengthened cultural integration and identity, improved acceptance and enhanced Roma participation in decision making/policy institutions.


Integrated Project for Social Inclusion of Roma and Other Vulnerable Groups in the municipalities of Burgas, Sredets and Malko Tarnovo

01.07.2015 - 30.04.2019

The goal of the project “Integrated Approach for Inclusion of Roma and other vulnerable Groups in Burgas Municipality" is to support the Bulgarian Government to implement the National Strategy for the Integration of Roma in Bulgaria (2012-2020) which aims at improving their living conditions through better access to services and rights for the Roma community and at empowering Roma through strengthened cultural integration and identity, improved acceptance and enhanced Roma participation in decision making/policy institutions.


Integrated Approach for Social Inclusion of Roma and other vulnerable Groups in the region of Ruse Municipality

01.07.2015 - 30.04.2019

The goal of the project is to support the Bulgarian Government to implement the National Strategy for the Integration of Roma in Bulgaria (2012-2020) which aims at improving their living conditions through better access to services and rights for the Roma community and at empowering Roma through strengthened cultural integration and identity, improved acceptance and enhanced Roma participation in decision making/policy institutions.


Swiss Support for the introduction of the Dual-track principles in Bulgaria Vocational Education system

01.12.2014 - 30.11.2019

This project pursues a sustainable Bulgarian system of professional school education in which vocational education is tightly linked to the demand of the business. It is a vision, in which vocational schools are generating competent, knowledgeable and highly qualified workforce, able to respond to the immediate needs of the labor market and where companies are seen as responsible partners to the educational institutions. Dual Vocational Education and Training System (DVETS) is considered as one of the operational tools and entry point for the accomplishment of this vision.


Prevention of THB and the Identification, Protection, Support, Return & Reintegration of Victims of Trafficking

01.07.2014 - 31.12.2018

The Programme takes a comprehensive approach to improve the collaboration between Switzerland and Bulgaria in combating human trafficking. It undertakes activities to improve the main components of the fight against trafficking, namely prevention of trafficking, identification of victims, provision of protection to victims of trafficking, immediate, medium-term and long-term support to them and shall facilitate the return of victims to their country of origin.


Project completed

Overcoming Institutional Capacity Gaps to Counter Corruption and Organized Crime

01.05.2014 - 31.03.2018

The proposed project aims to assist the government in reinvigorating its anti-corruption policies and increasing its capacity to counter the threat of organized crime, in particular complex economic crime. The project is directly targeting judiciary reforms and priorities entailed from the European Commission Reports on the Progress under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM). The project is part of the thematic fund security in Bulgaria.

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