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Refugees: Today and Tomorrow - first academic bulletin in Bulgaria

Бежанците: днес и утре (Original language title)

The Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants (BCRM) has published the first issue of the academic bulletin Refugees: Today and Tomorrow. Four more editions are planned for 2020. This is the first such long-term initiative in the country and is supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Representation in Bulgaria.

The bulletin provides up-to-date information on various aspects of forced migration, including:

  • international standards of refugee protection;
  • information about the asylum systems in Bulgaria and Europe;
  • integration opportunities and practices for refugees, as well as the political, economic and social impact to host communities.

The bulletin brings together:

  • data and statistics;
  • brief legal explanations of the international protection regime;
  • information on the activities of institutions and non-governmental organisations supporting refugees in Bulgaria;
  • interviews with experts;
  • information about academic initiatives and articles related to the topic;
  • the personal stories of refugees;
  • calls for participation and publications

Among the current issue’s contents are and an overview of 2019’s developments, a presentation of opportunities such as two master’s programmes related to migration, as well as the story of a young refugee from Afghanistan who found a new home in Bulgaria.

At the same time, the issue pays special attention to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the measures taken by both institutions and non-governmental organisations in Bulgaria. The first issue of the bulletin also looks into the situation in neighbouring Greece within the context of the pandemic.

Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants (BCRM)
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Country Coordinator Bulgaria