Time: 19:00 PM | Venue: G8 Gladston 8 str.
Center for Legal Aid "Voice in Bulgaria" has the pleasure to host a screening of the documentary film “Welcome to Vermont: four stories of resettled identity”. The screening will be followed by a discussion and cocktail with the film director Mira Niagolova.
About the documentary:
“Welcome to Vermont: four stories of resettled identity”, a 65-minute documentary, offers a nuanced view of lives of forcibly displaced people once they have achieved their ultimate desire to resettle in the US and “live the American dream.” In four vignettes, it takes us inside the daily lives of four families from Bosnia, Somalia, Iraq, and Rwanda who have recently resettled in Vermont, one of the smallest and most homogeneous states in the country. The documentary raises questions about identity, assimilation, and diversity and explores how the adaptation process differs from one ethnic group to another, from one individual to the next.
'Welcome to Vermont' is an intimate portrait of communities grappling to re-frame their identities as they strive to build their lives in America. By sharing the stories featured in the film, 'Welcome to Vermont' aims to engage the general public, educators, and students in a humanistic dialogue about diversity and tolerance.
Time: 09:00 AM | Venue: Project Lab
Център за правна помощ – Глас в България и Български адвокати за правата на човека (БАПЧ) ще представят резултатите и изводите от двугодишната си работа с мигранти с несигурен статус в България по метода “case management” в рамките на проекта “Защита на мигрантите с несигурен статус: намаляване използване на задържането и прилагане на алтернативи в общността“, финансиран от Европейската програма за интеграция и миграция (ЕПИМ).
Холистичният подход към работата с граждани на трети страни, с издадена заповед за връщане и в риск да бъдат задържани в център от затворен тип, води до подобряване на общото състояние на човека във всеки един случай, както и до повишена ангажираност с имиграционните процедури, по-голямо доверие в българските институции и намаляване на риска от укриване, установи екипът на проекта. От друга страна, множество предизвикателства, между които липсата на законови пътеки за уреждане на статута и затруднен достъп до базисни услуги, включително за крайно уязвими мигранти с несигурен статус, затрудняват стабилизирането в общността и изискват общи бъдещи усилия както на институциите, така и на организациите, работещи с бежанци и мигранти, и на различните общности.
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Time: 10:00 AM | Venue: Sofia
For the second consecutive year, Caritas Sofia together with Multi Kulti Collective and CVS Bulgaria are organising a Solidarity Festival, which will take place on June 23-24, 2018, in front of the Museum of History of Sofia. The event is a continuation of the widely successful event last year, which took place in late May 2017. The aim of the festival is to emphasize the importance of solidarity in the widest sense - between different groups of people, between cultures, generations, between man and nature. Center for Legal Aid Voice in Bulgaria will participate with a stand presenting the European Citizens Initiative 'We are a Welcoming Europe'
Time: 10:00 AM | Venue: Sofia
Workshop for journalists. By invitation only.
Time: 11:00 AM | Venue: A-hub, ul. Hristo Belchev 3
Time: 15:00 PM | Venue: Sofia University
The director of Center for Legal Aid - Voice in Bulgaria, Diana Radoslavova has been invited to give a guest speech at Sofia University.
Time: 09:00 AM | Venue: American University in Bulgaria - AUBG
Time: 14:00 PM | Venue: Sofia
Since its entry in the European Union, Bulgaria has been at the forefront of the challenges facing the establishment of a common European asylum and migration policy. After the Global Approach to Migration in 2005, and even more in the wake of the “Arab uprisings”, the European Union has engaged in a number cooperation processes on “mobility and security” where Bulgaria is involved as a Member State. If collaboration with MENA countries has intensified over the past few years in the field of migration and asylum at governance level, civil society organisations also have been very active across the Mediterranean in ensuring that cooperation processes are respectful of human rights, including the rights of migrants and refugees.
EuroMed Rights and the Centre for Legal Aid are please to invite you to an event bringing together over 15 participants from Morocco to Italy, from Spain to Turkey, from Tunisia to Jordan, with Bulgarian civil society organisations and officials. It will provide a unique opportunity to hear bring the Euro-Mediterranean perspective in this important debate.
Time: 11:00 AM | Venue:
A community event will gather 10 Eritreian refugees, who have been relocated to Bulgaria from Italy, with volunteers who will help them settle intheir first few weeks in Bulgaria.
Time: 10:00 AM | Venue: SOHO, Uskar 4 street, Sofia
Time: 13:30 PM | Venue: Sofia Hotel Balkan
Migration remains prominent on the European agenda even though it is a relatively recent issue of concern. Today, it is one of the key themes provoking political and civic debates. It is not by accident that many people see it as the litmus test that will determine the future of the European Union. Voices for more solidarity and calls for more security create an environment where finding sustainable solutions is becoming more and more challenging, and the need for dialogue – inevitable.
Migration is also central to the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU. It is in this context that the conference aims to bring together institutional and civic visions, national and European perspectives. The event will be held in two panels: "Migration Policy and Presidency of the Council of the EU" and "Citizens' Perspectives and Initiatives". Representatives of Bulgarian institutions, members of the European Parliament, international organizations, European and Bulgarian non-governmental organizations are invited to participate.
An introductory speech will be delivered by Her Excellency Ms. Iliana Iotova, Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Time: 18:00 PM | Venue: The Red House Center for Culture and Debate
Time: 08:00 AM | Venue: Caritas Sofia