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The “Open Parliament” on-line platform - an independent digital tool which collects credible data, structured in specific profiles of the deputies, tracking their relations with the public and private sector and their parliamentary activity. The blog is an independent on-line media providing objective information on the work of the authorities, investigating institutional violations and defending the public interest.

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“My Vote” platform is an interactive tool explaining to the voters their rights and obligations, the election procedures – deadlines, responsible institutions, filing of complaints and reports.

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“Zakrila” (which means “Shelter” in English) - an online tool presenting systematic institutional information about the refugees in Bulgaria.

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“For Fair Elections” crowdsourcing tool - a map of the violations in the election process in Bulgaria, based on the Ushahidi platform that was launched for the Presidential and municipal elections in 2011.

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#OurVoiceCounts is a free-to-use platform that integrates more than 60 institutional datasets allowing its users to conduct new types of research.

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Funding, Measures and Policies - What is the Outreach of the Support for Roma Communities?

The subject of this study are the public policies in Bulgaria, implemented on municipal level in support of the Roma communities in disadvantaged position. The document analyzes how funds for Roma inclusive policies, provided mainly by the EU funding programs, are being allocated, distributed and spent. In the process of clarifying these questions, our team highlights some of the main issues that hinder the effective implementation of the National Strategy for Roma Integration but also remain out of the attention of the public institutions, the Media and the Bulgarian society.

At the end of the study our team has published a section with conclusions and recommendations, that could improve the process of policy implementation towards the Roma social inclusion. The goal of IPED is also to propose an up-to-date and objective starting point for a responsible and data-driven debate over one of the most polarizing subjects in the Bulgarian society - the Roma communities social inclusion towards the rest of the population.


The study (published in Bulgarian) is prepared by a team of the Institute for Public Environment Development and implemented in partnership with the Roma-Lom Foundation. It is part of the project: "Strengthening the Civil Control over the EU Support for the Roma Communities", supported by the Open Society Foundations.

 

* In the following months, this document will be made available in English as well.

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