Effective Legal Aid to Refugees and Migrants in Bulgaria under the Active Citizens Fund

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On 24.10.2019 the Foundation for Access to Rights - FAR, in partnership with the Centre for Legal Aid - Voice in Bulgaria launched a project "Effective legal aid for refugees and migrants in Bulgaria."

The project has a duration of 24 months and is funded by the program "Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria" of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA FM) 2014-2021, Competition for strategic projects, Thematic priority № 2: Support for human rights .

The project provides for the provision of legal aid in the form of consultations and representation before administrative and judicial instances of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants, advocacy campaigns and communication activities. Our goal is to contribute to the achievement of individual results in respecting the human rights of refugees and migrants in Bulgaria, as well as to a change in the level of institutional and judicial practices and legislation.

Project activities include the provision of legal advice in the offices of both organizations and in the Special Homes for Temporary Accommodation of Foreigners (SCTAF) and information sessions in the SCTAF; conducting cases, including strategic cases, both of refugee and general migration and other nature, related to respect for human rights; organizing meetings and events as part of advocacy and communication campaigns.

On the FAR's Facebook page you can see a short video from the official presentation of the project, which took place on December 18, 2019. It best describes the love, unity and inspiration on which the project rests. We believe that achieving the goals of this project will be another step forward in our quest to make the world we live in fairer and better.

On this link you can learn more about the online expert meeting on "Current problems, challenges and observations in our work with refugees and migrants in Bulgaria - expert meeting" that took place on 12.11.2020. Here is the video recording:

The project "Effective legal aid for refugees and migrants in Bulgaria" is implemented with financial support in the amount of EUR 157,395 provided by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA Financial Mechanism. The main goal of the project "Effective legal aid for refugees and migrants in Bulgaria" is to contribute to the observance of the human rights of refugees and migrants in Bulgaria.

FAR Voice in Bulgaria