Center for Legal Aid - Voice in Bulgaria, the EuroMed Rights Network and over 20 other organizations defiending human rights call on the EU to ensure rights of refugees in Turkey are respected.
На 27 март, след 17 дни имиграционно задържане за установяване на самоличност, Давид бе освободен от имиграционен център Бусманци. Сега вече той лично може да разкаже своята исория и да бъде глас за други като него. Чуйте лично интервю с Давид тук.
Time: 09:00 AM
Venue: National Palace of Culture (NDK), Conference Room 3.2
The Center for Legal Aid - Voice in Bulgaria had the pleasure of hosting an international roundtable discussion on Alternatives to Detention (ATD). Attended by officials from the Bulgarian State Agency for Refugees (SAR) and many NGOs in the migration sector, this event was an excellent opportunity to exchange results and insights on various ATD pilot programmes across Europe. The roundtable discussions were enriched by presentations from migrant advocacy and legal aid organizations from such diverse countries as Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Lithuania, Romania, and the United Kingdom, on their operations and pilot programmes.
In addition, the Center for Legal Aid used this opportunity to present the findings of its recently completed Case Management pilot project. The project provided legal assistance and case management to 50 individuals residing in Bulgaria irregularly, and experienced great success with improving participants' confidence in the migration system, as well as enabling them to make informed decisions regarding their situations.
The findings of the roundtable enabled it to present a strong case, based on practical evidence, for the expanded use of Alternatives to Detention in Bulgaria's migration system. The representatives of the State Agency for Refugees expressed their thanks to the participants for sharing their first-hand experiences with refugees and migrants, and expressed interest in their suggestions towards reducing the use of detention and increasing efficiency in the migration system.
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.
How one woman returns to Bulgaria and succeeds to start a responsible business that supports cultural heritage preservation, gives work to local artisans and supports vulnerable migrant women