Refurbished police reception areas, trainings and inclusive events to improve dialogue between police and Roma communities

11-04-2024 14:27
  • 240 trained police officers to work effectively with Roma communities.
  • 20 renovated and equipped reception rooms in Roma neighborhoods in Sofia, Burgas, Varna, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Vidin, Montana, Sliven and Yambol. The refurbished premises have already created better working conditions and are a place where the community receives assistance and professional help from police representatives.
  • A Handbook designed to assist police officers that takes into account ethnic and religious specificities of the Roma.
  • Inclusive events: organising sports initiatives involving children and parents and an essay competition entitled 'No to differences, yes to tolerance and integration'.

The results achieved are under the project „Improvement of the coordination and dialogue between Police and Roma society", funded by the Home Affairs Programme of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and implemented by the General Directorate "National Police" - Ministry of Interior. The aim is to increase the professional skills of police officers in the field, improve communication with Roma communities, early recognition of signs of radicalisation and taking appropriate preventive measures.

Within the project a video has been produced which can be viewed here