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C.E.G.A. Foundation

cega logoCreating Effective Grassroots Alternatives works for capacity building in different levels, changing attitudes and improvement of policies for social inclusion of disadvantaged communities.

C.E.G.A. is a non-profit organisation registered under the Bulgarian Persons and Family Act in 1995 and re-registered in 2002 according to the new Act on legal entities with non-profit purposes as an organisation working for public benefit.

Main fields of work:

Field 1: Capacity building for social inclusion of disadvantaged communities

  • Providing trainings and consultancy to local organizations, groups and authorities for effective work with disadvantages communities and for accessing funds, especially in the sphere of education and in-come generation;
  • Facilitating dialogue between disadvantaged communities and the decision-making bodies.

Field 2: Improvement of policies for social inclusion of disadvantaged communities

  • Running researches and identifying problems and good practices through cooperation of local organizations and communities;
  • Participation in councils and structures developing policies for social inclusion of disadvantaged communities on local and national level;
  • Running and/or participation in various kinds of monitoring on implementation of policies for social inclusion of disadvantaged communities on local and national level.

Field 3: Changing attitudes for social inclusion of disadvantaged communities

  • Running trainings and seminars, connected with Human rights, intercultural dialogue and social inclusion through various stakeholders;
  • Organizing events and campaigns promoting intercultural dialogue as a tool for social inclusion;
  • Capacity building and strengthening the activities of C.E.G.A.’s youth volunteers network.

Field 4: International development

  • Supporting the process of providing “Official Development Assistance” through the Bulgarian platform for international development.
  • Promoting of good practices for working with disadvantaged communities in the developing countries, stated as priority countries by the Bulgarian government;
  • Promoting Development Education in Bulgaria and building capacity on various levels for its inclusion in the formal educational system.

Target Groups:

  • Local organizations and groups, mainly working with the Roma community;
  • Public authorities both on local and national level;
  • Schools.

Young people are cross-cutting priority target group in all fields and activities.