Bulgarian Center for Not-for-Profit Law Annual Report 2016
2016 in figures, stories and pictures
5 Ideas Won Awards in the Best NGO Business Plan Competition
On February 2nd 2017 in Vivacom Art Hall, Sofia was held the official award ceremony for the winners in the 6th Annual Competition for the Best NGO Business Plan. It is organized as part of the NGO Entrepreneurship Program carried out by the Bulgarian Center for Not-for-Profit Law (BCNL) in cooperation with UniCredit Foundation and the America for Bulgaria Foundation.
The right to decide independently and how to advocate for it
From 15th to 17th of January, the city of Varshetz hosted an interesting meeting-training of the representatives of the National Platform of Self-Advocates to the Bulgarian Association for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (BAPID). The platform brings together people with intellectual disabilities from all over Bulgaria, who make decisions independently and advocate for their own rights and the rights of others like them. They, along with their supporters, are promoters for change in the national legislation. It provides for the abolishment of guardianship, which will give them a chance and will recognize the right of every person to obtain the necessary support to make independent decisions about gis/her own lives without being excluded from society.
Strategy in Action - stakeholders united around a common position for the protection of children with intellectual disabilities from violence
From January 20th, 2017, a new informal platform is underway, composed of Bulgarian lawyers and advocates for the rights of children with intellectual disabilities. The mission of the platform is to gather advocates in search of the best mechanisms and approaches for effective protection of children with intellectual disabilities from the violations of their rights.
6 doors, behind which everyday miracles happen
Meetings, events, smiles, work, ideas, table tennis and many cups of coffee – in the right combination and quantity filled the first year of our House. Along with the House grew the community of people who work here every day, as well as the organizations that recognized the shared workspace as a place for seminars, trainings and presentations. For only 12 months NGO House has become a place for more civil energy, shared ideas and enthusiasm and of course – a lot of work.
Milena from Krushari, together with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, opened a Bulgarian exhibition in Geneva a
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The Bulgarian Centre for Not-for-Profit Law is partner of the UN initiative “A day for all”
The Bulgarian Center for Not-for-profit Law joins the campaign “A day for all” in response to the invitation extended by the United Nations. We are joining the initiative through the campaign for supported decision making and the exhibition "I decide = I am."
The exhibition “I decide = I am" is at the Congress of Peru
In the week of 7th until 11th of November the exhibition telling about what happens to a person with a disability when their human rights are taken away by putting them under guardianship, became part of the efforts of Peru to introduce standards of equality before the law under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
VIVACOM starts Regional Grant 2016
10.11.2016 Sofia - Launched the second edition of VIVACOM Regional Grant.Under the program ,telecommunication company provides grant/grants to civil society organizations, community centers and schools from all over the country ,to projects at local level. The program is implemented in partnership with Bulgarian center for Not-for-Profit Law.
A few words about the amendments in Bulgarian NGO sector legislation
When we talk about how the civil society sector works, we always start from the idea of volunteerism, dedication, initiative, creativity, enthusiasm and so on. It’s a fact these are the key elements of each civil initiative and association. Besides, the real prerequisites for developing the civil society initiatives – from and in the NGO sector, as well as in our society on the whole- are inseparably connected with the law system development.