On 24.10.2022, an opening pressconference on project BGLD-3.002-0004 "Introduction of integrated measures in support of vulnerable groups in the municipalities of Smyadovo, Vetrino and Bolyarovo" was held in the Museum Complex, Smyadov. The project includes the provision of a complex of integrated services by multidisciplinary teams in the municipalities of Smyadovo, Vetrino and Bolyarovo in order to improve the situation and increase opportunities for social inclusion and development of the potential of local Roma communities by learning new social, health, life and management skills. It is planned to provide a number of specialized services aimed at empowerment; personal development and training; career counseling and realization on the labor market; social rehabilitation and integration; provision of integrated health and social services; psychological support, legal assistance and counseling, etc. of persons from the vulnerable groups in the three municipalities. Conducting motivational, professional and specialized trainings and providing subsidized employment to people, representatives of the Roma community / target groups in the municipalities of Smyadovo, Vetrino and Bolyarovo. Organizing and conducting surveys in order to establish the level of acceptance of the Roma by the general population in the municipalities of Smyadovo, Vetrino and Bolyarovo. The project envisages expanding the capacity of local institutions providing various primary services in the three municipalities, in order to effectively coordinate and work together to manage individual cases. Launch of a procedure for development and approval of the regulation under the Spatial Planning Act in the places with concentrated Roma population in the municipalities of Smyadovo and Vetrino. Development of a Strategy for the development of services in the three municipalities for a 5-year period after the completion of the project. There are also activities for communication and awareness, empowerment and development of the community, organizing and conducting information campaigns to overcome discrimination and negative attitudes against the Roma population in the municipalities of Smyadovo, Vetrino and Bolyarovo.
The total amount of the project proposal is BGN 1,466,849.57. The project partners are VETRINO MUNICIPALITY, BOLYAROVO MUNICIPALITY, Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance Amalipe, "Health, Culture, Self-Esteem, Integrated Sustainable Development" Association and NORWEGIAN-BULGARIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.