Advocacy for incorporation of standards for educational integration within the Law on education

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Country/partner countries

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Centre for intercultural education and understanding Amalipe
PO Box 113, Veliko Tarnovo, 5000
tel./fax: (+359) (062) 600224

Project information – start and end date (if available)
Start date: 04.2010.
End date: 08.2010.
Duration: 5 Months

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
The project aimed at ensuring that Roma experts and organizations will take active part in the process of preparing new Public Education Act in Bulgaria and that the new law will legitimize and support the efforts for Roma educational integration. In this way the project sets objectives for mainstreaming educational integration in certain general key points within the Act and incorporating certain Roma integration targeted text in the law.
Definition of standards for educational integration. Roma experts involved in the elaboration of the Law through participation in working groups. The new Law legitimizes and supports the efforts of the Roma educational integration

Results of the project
Developped a draft law on public education which provides for effective educational integration of children from Roma ethnic minority.

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
Roma NGOs and experts, teachers, trade-unions, municipalities, Roma and non Roma community.
Roma participation:
Needs assessment
Decision making
Implementation - management
Romani women participation:
Institutionalized (made part of the system)

Sources of funding
Amount: 40.000,00 Euro
Donors: Centre for intercultural education and understanding Amalipe, Roma Education Fund