MOBILITY 4 – BULGARIEN

Das vierte Arbeitstreffen Mobility 4 in Rahmen des Projektes From intention to implementation based on European know-how ist vom 03.10. – 07.10.2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria stattgefunden.

03 – 07.10.2018, Sofia, Bulgaria

Vor dem Arbeitstreff ist ein Artikel erschienen, deren Annotation wir gerne hier präsentieren: 

Article name: “Successful integration of refugees – the result of the united efforts of all the process participants”
Author: Olga Damyanlieva, Russian Academic Union in Bulgaria
Published in the daily newspaper “Russia Today”, № 36, 7-13 September, 2018

The article presents an analysis of the first three mobility meetings for the project “From intention to implementation based on European know-how”, financed by the European programme Erasmus+ Committee of Youth, Migrants and Refugees Integration of the European Commission, which unites representatives of five European countries: Germany, Italy, Portugal, Norway and Bulgaria.
It tells in-depth about the main goals of the project – to analyze, systematize and offer various ways of solving the problem of labour market integration of the refugees within the countries of Europe, including by means of starting their own business, and the methods of reaching this goal: carrying out a pilot sociological research among the refugees and citizens of the receiving country with a questionnaire for the evaluation of the current governmental institutions, local authorities and non-governmental organizations, assisting refugees integration.
It informs about the regulations, defining refugee status, and highlights the meaning of refugee integration in the social, economical and cultural life of the receiving country.
Characteristics are given for the concluded mobility meetings in Italy, Norway and Portugal with definite data about the refugee flow into these countries, its dynamics, national programmes and measures for the integration of citizens of third countries, defined by the country differences and possibilities.
The article describes the situation in Bulgaria, which remains a transit point for a considerable part of asylum seekers heading into Western Europe.
The project’s coordinator, associate professor of the Institute of Societies and Knowledge of the Bulgarian Academy of Science (BAS) Sergey Rozhkov, is cited and he underlines that it is of highest importance to “analyze the level of awareness, sense of commitment to the problems, attitude and reaction of the receiving society in regard to the current integration policies and practices…to determine how visible the refugees are to the population…, as well as how tolerant the position of the receiving society is, and their level of readiness to communicate with and help the refugees”.
In conclusion, the article mentions the positive tendencies in the refugee integration in Bulgaria, as well as the programmes, offering the possibility of permanent settlement of the refugees into the abandoned regions of Bulgaria, which will form the theme for the mobility meeting in Sofia in October of this year.
The article concludes with the following words: “The project ‘From intention to implementation based on European know-how’ proves the truth behind the slogan of the Bulgarian presidency of the EU: United We Stand Strong”.

Und nun zu dem Arbeitsprogramm

Name of activity Goals

Day 1, Wednesday, 03.10.2018

Throughout the day Arrival of participants, meeting and check-in to the hotel Getting acquainted and presentation of participants
Evening session
Workshop meeting of participants Getting acquainted and overview of mobility programme

Day 2, Thursday, 04.10.2018

8.00-9.00

 

Breakfast in hotel

Transfer to location of mobility meeting

10.00 – 13.00 Morning session
Meeting and discussion  with Ivan Cherasharov – leader of the department „Migration and integration„  of the society „Caritas Bulgaria”  and integration centre St. Anna Introduction to and discussion of  the work of the Society and Centre of work with refugees and their labour integration, incl. the starting of their own businesses
Meeting and discussion  with Lyubomira Arshinkova and Radomir Petkov – experts of the main department „Employment services“ of the Agency for labour and employment of the Ministry of labour and social policies

 

Exchange of experience and information regarding the work of the Agency of work with the refugees and their labour integration, incl. the starting of their own businesses, the activity of the Labour Market for refugees, and the implementation of the programme for labour integration of the refugees
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch  
15.00 – 18.00 Day session
Meeting with Margarita Peneva – expert of the department „International activity and protocol“ of Sofia Town Council,  responsible for the refugees Introduction into the practical activities of the local governmental institutions working with the refugees to insure their labour integration, incl. the starting of their own businesses
  Presentation and discussion on the theme: “What do the Bulgarian mass media and social media say about the problems of refugee integration in Bulgaria” . Moderator – Olga Damyanlieva

 

Present and discuss the results of the analysis of mass media discourses for the last five years (2014-2018 года)  in regard to the labour integration of  refugees in Bulgaria
19.00-21.00 Dinner  
  Evening session (until dinner)  
Worshop meeting of participants Discuss the project’s development, correction and approval of project implementation plans at the next level

Day 3, Friday, 05.10.2018

8.00-9.00

 

Breakfast in hotel.

Transfer to location of mobility meeting

10.00 – 13.00 Morning session
Round table with Nikolai Todorov – Director of the department «International operations, programmes and projects» and Mariana Stoyanova – programme manager of the refugee-immigrant department of the Bulgarian Red Cross Exchange of experience and information regarding the activities of the Bulgarian Red Cross  regarding the work with refugees and their labour integration, incl. the starting of their own businesses
Round table with Linda Auanis – Chairwoman of the  Society „Council of women-refugees of Bulgaria“ and Radostina Belcheva – public funds expert of the Society Introduction into the practical activities and experience of a given social organization regarding the work with refugees and their labour integration, incl. the starting of their own businesses
13.30 -14.30 Lunch  
Day session
15.00- 18.00 Meeting with Iva Gumnishka – senior Manager of the company Refugee Ocean, specializing in finding jobs and refugee labour integration

 

Introduction into the practical activities and experience of a given organization regarding the work with refugees and their labour integration
Presentation and discussion on the theme:  «Actual problems of refugee labour integration. First results of a pilot social research».  Moderator – Sergey Rozhkov Introducing the participants of the mobility with the concept of the research, its methods, creation of questionnaires, suggested  hypothesis,  methods of processing,  preliminary results and their analysis
  Meeting with Haled Harsan – owner of a fast food restaurant chain «Aladdin Foods», actively employing refugees

 

Introduction and discussion of the practical steps of the activities of the company of refugee labour integration in a given fast food business
19.00-21.00 Dinner  
  Evening session (until dinner)  
Workshop meeting of participants Discuss the project’s development, correction and approval of project implementation plans at the next level

Day 4,  Saturday, 06.10.2018

8.00-9.00

 

Breakfast in hotel
10.00 -12.00

 

Pedestrian excursion in the centre of Sofia
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch  
Day session
15.00 – 17.00 Presentation and discussion of the policy problems of different EU countries regarding the labour integration of refugees. Meeting with the representatives of the Center of European refugee, migration and ethnical studies. Moderator – Prof. Ana Krasteva Discuss EU countries’ policies regarding labour integration of refugees
19.00 – 21.00 Dinner  
  Evening session  
Workshop meeting of participants Discussing the results of mobility meeting in Sofia, correction and approval of project implementation plans.

Day 5, Sunday, 07.10.2018

8.00-9.00

 

Breakfast in hotel
Throughout the day Participants leave

 

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