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Partners meeting under the KEEP ME SAFE project, Brussels, 24-26 March 2014

Keep me safe logoBrussels,  March 26 2014

A Partnership meeting of the Keep me Safe Project took place March 24-26, 2014 in Brussels. Partners from all project countries - Bulgaria, Belgium, UK, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Cyprus, Latvia, Romania, Macedonia and The Netherlands were present at the meeting.
The progress of the project, the results and recommendations from the Mid-term Evaluation Report, financial matters and action plan till project ending and beyond were discussed. Educational materials and interactive programs suitable for working with the target groups were shared and displayed. The
International Association Autism Europe presented its main programmes and advocacy initiatives.


The visual arts as a prevention tool

Panel"Emi and Ani"
Sofia, March 11 2014

On March 11th, the short animation “Emi and Ani” focused on two serious problems of the marginalized communities – early school dropouts and early marriages and deliveries, was launched at the residency of the British Ambassador in Sofia.

The film was created with the active participation of the Roma communities in Sliven and Shumen.  The drawings were made by the young Roma artist Asen Hristov.  The source of inspiration for the drawings were the children and the families he worked with at the Shumen Family Consulting Centre’s Art workshop – part of UNICEF’s project “A Family for Every Child”. The characters in the film are voiced by Stefka and Fanny from the Roma neighborhood “Nadejda” in Sliven and the music is performed by the famous local Roma band “White swans”. Ventzislav Kirkov from BFPA is the Executive Producer. The initiative received active support from H.E. Jonathan Allen, UK Ambassador in Bulgaria, and the British organizations Comic Relief and The Tudor Trust.


Annual Y-SAFE meeting, February 2-3 2014, and IPPF EN regional management meeting, February 3-5 2014

Maya YSAFE 2014


Brussels, February 17 2014

At the annual meeting of IPPF's youth network - YSAFE on February 2 2014 in Brussels , Maya Koumanova, a BFPA volunteer from Plovdiv, was elected as a chairperson for a second consecutive term. Maya has been working on developing youth policies for years not only in the country but also in Europe. BFPA is proud to have such a prominent YSAFE and IPPF member as a volunteer.
The work in Brussels continued until February 5 - on February 3rd the young people and executive directors Maya Rada Brussels 2014from the European region shared ideas on the Federation's new strategic plan, facilitated by experts from the Central office in London. At the annual meeting of the executive directors on February 4th and 5th, also in Brussels, BFPA was presented by its executive director  Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova.


European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week /CCPW/, January 19-25 2014

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Sofia, January 24 2014 

The European Cervical Cancer Association is celebrating the European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week for eight years already. This traditionally is happening in the third week of January. World good practice shows that through regular national screenings the risk of cervical cancer is reduced by 80%. With vaccinations against the Human Papiloma Virus /HPV/ the risk is reduced even more. Those are the goals of the 8th European CCPW – to inform the society as a whole and women in reproductive age in particular who are the potential victims of the disease. The main issues covered are connected with where and how women can be examined and informed about the HPV vaccines, why Pap smear is so important and many others.

Letter of gratitude

Letter of gratitudeA letter of gratitude from the Concordia Foundatin for the manager of our counseling centre - Daniela Dikova. A good deed for Christmas.

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