PROJECT: "Provision of Social and Psychological Support to Asylum Seekers in Bulgaria, Including Identification of and Support to Vulnerable Groups"

The project is funded by the National Program of Bulgaria under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund 2014-2020
with the financial support of the European Union and the budget of the Republic of Bulgaria.

 

 

Overall objective of the project: within the framework of this project, IOM will provide social and psychological support during the initial phase of adaptation of persons seeking international protection, as well as identification of and support to vulnerable persons. A team of experts, comprising a psychologist, social worker and cultural mediator, will provide services at the Registration and Reception Centers (RRCs) of the State Agency for Refugees (SAR) in Banya, Harmanli, Pastrogor and Sofia and in IOM’s offices. In order to improve coordination and communication with the Bulgarian institutions, the consulting team will be supported by experts who will assist in the planning and scheduling of consultations, liaison with institutions and accessing healthcare and social services.

Status: ACTIVE

Start date: 11.10.2017
End date: 11.10.2021
Term of implementation: 48 months

PROJECT: “Strengthening of the National Capacity of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Fields of Asylum and Migration”

The project is funded by the Emergency Measures under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund 2014-2020
with the financial support of the European Union and the budget of the Republic of Bulgaria

 

 

The overall objective of the project is to focus on:

  • improving migrant reception conditions, in particular by providing psycho-social and legal services;
  • helping to combat the trafficking of vulnerable migrants and improving the protection of unaccompanied minors;
  • providing information and advice to third-country nationals on the possibilities for voluntary return.

The project includes AVRR components.

Status: ACTIVE

Start date: 23.11.2016
End date: 30.09.2019
Term of implementation: 36 months

PROJECT: “Protection of Vulnerable Migrants and Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Support”

The project is funded by the Emergency Measures under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund 2014-2020
with the financial support of the European Union and the budget of the Republic of Bulgaria

 

 

The overall objective of the project is to focus on:

  • improving reception conditions, in particular the provision of psycho-social services and support to counter the trafficking of vulnerable migrants, and strengthen the protection of unaccompanied minors;
  • providing information and advice to third-country nationals on the possibilities for voluntary return; 
  • supporting voluntary return to countries of origin.

The project includes AVRR components.

Status: ACTIVE

Start date: 01.06.2017
End date: 15.06.2019
Term of implementation: 24 months

Awareness raising of local communities in areas with significant share of Roma population on asylum and migration issues

The project is financed by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021.

 

 

PROJECT:

“Awareness raising of local communities in areas with significant share of Roma population on asylum and migration issues”.​

The project is financed by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021

Overall objective of the project:

The objective of the project is to facilitate the access to information of the Roma communities in the sphere of legislation, regulating issues regarding asulym and migration, as well as the risks of exploitation in Bulgaria, the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). 

The target group of the project will receive information about the rights and obligations they have when migrating in countries of the EU/EEA and information on subjects such as asulym and migration, human trafficking, risks and access to protection of labour exploitation in the EU/EEA, accomodation and labour conditions, access to healthcare and social services and other such topics. 

Status: ACTIVE

Start date: 30.01.2020
End date: 30.01.2024
Term of implementation: 48 months

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