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21/06/2011 - 24/06/2011

EU funds contributing to Roma integration - Bulgaria

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The Commission is organizing in Bulgaria in June high level events about the contribution of EU funds to the integration of Roma. They come as a follow-up to the 2008 EU Roma Summit in Brussels and to similar events in Hungary in 2009 and Romania in 2010.

A national event will be organised on 21 and 22 June 2011 in Sofia, and will be followed by two regional events in Veliko Tarnovo on 23 June 2011 and Burgas on 24 June 2011.

These events aim at raising awareness about the opportunities offered by EU funds, promoting their use and improving the impact of projects supported by them. They are also part of a process towards a better involvement of the Roma in the implementation of the EU funds operational programmes.

Who will speak: representatives from EU institutions, the Bulgarian Government, the National Assembly, local authorities, international organisations, NGOs, etc.

Who should participate: representatives from national, regional and local authorities, potential beneficiaries of EU funds, including municipalities and NGOs dealing with the integration of the Roma, the media, etc.

Interpretation will be available in Bulgarian and in English.

Registration is now closed.