AMALIPE – Center for Interethnic Dialog and ToleranceCenter amalipe

4 Samuil St. floor ., apt. 6
5000 Veliko Tarnovo

Project status: Project Partner 2 (PP2)

Project team:

  • Deyan KOLEV
  • Teodora KRUMOVA

Amalipe Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance is a leading Roma organization, working for the equal integration of Roma in Bulgarian Society. The organization plays a central role in organizing a Roma civic movement and advocating for Roma integration within the state institutions. Amalipe is a member of the National Network of Children, the Civil Participation Forum, the National Patient organization, the European Women Lobby. Center Amalipe has its representatives in the Monitoring Committees of the Human Resources Development OP, Education and Science for Smart Growth OP, Regions in Development OP, Good Governance OP and the Partnership Agreement. At present the organozation has Community Develoment Centres and Local community clubs in 11 municipalities and works with a network of more than 170 schools.

Currently Amalipe runs several programs within the sectors of: education, health care, social services and advocacy, financed by the European Commission, Open Society Institute, Roma Education Fund Bulgarian Ministry of Health.

  • Amalipe works with a network of 170 schools all over the country. The objective is to decrease the dropout rate of the Roma population, introduce intercultural education, promote life-long learning in the Roma community and raise the educational status of Roma. Essential part of this work is by empowering Roma parents to take part in the school life of their children and converting the school into a center of the community.
  • In order to foster the self-organization of the Roma community, Amalipe has established 11 Roma Community Support Centers. Everyone of these centers operate with a network of three to six local community groups.
  • In addition, Amalipe cooperates with grass-root Roma organizations all over the country to organize advocacy campaigns and Roma integration activities in different fields such as: education, health care, social services, etc.