On September 17, 2021, the Programme Operator of "Local development, poverty reduction and enhanced inclusion of vulnerable groups" Programme, funded by the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021, signed a contract for the pre-defined project "Building capacity for educational and social inclusion"
The need for quality education in the fields of early childhood education and care, the youth policies and measures, including non-formal education and the need for well-prepared education mediators targeting Roma communities remain among priority areas of Programme “Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Enhanced Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups”.
The project "Building capacity for educational and social inclusion" will transfer the expertise and knowledge of the Council of Europe and the leading Bulgarian experts to the relevant participants in the various projects funded by Programme “Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Enhanced Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups" in order to enable them to provide better services aimed at effective, inclusive and active participation of specific activities under individual projects, in accordance with existing European standards and approaches. Another contribution will be the development of an electronic platform designed to become a knowledge center for inclusive education.
The project will be implemented by the Center for Educational Integration of Children and Students from Ethnic Minorities in partnership with Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski".
The total budget is EUR 487 628 (953 702, 84 lv.)