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Implementation period: December 2011 – June 2012

Funding: Foundation “Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation”

Role of the organization: leading


The preservation of a highly medicalized approach to children with special needs continues to discourage family-based care by focusing on the dangers and disadvantages and encouraging the institutionalization of children who can be cared for at home provided that families have access to advice and practical support provided by mobile, responsive multidisciplinary teams and informal networks.


To demonstrate the genuine… Continue reading

Implementation period: November 2010 – March 2012

Funding: Foundation “Tulip” and the “OAK” foundations

Role of the organization:  beneficiary of mini-project sub granted by Foundation “Karin Dom”

Results: 1 specialist trained by the organization in specific methods of work – family-oriented approach and piloting an innovative program “Early intervention for children with special needs” as part of the “Helping children with special needs and their families” in CSSCF. Included in the program 7 children with special needs and their… Continue reading

Implementation period: January 2010 – December 2011

Source of funding: TBACT – UK via Hope and Homes for Children – UK (HHC)

Role of the organization, leading, in partnership with the Municipality of Teteven and working on the basis of formal memoranda of agreement with the relevant ministries


Transformative action starts when someone takes the first step. As HHC and EQ took the practical initiative of closing a baby home, the Bulgarian government publicly committed itself to the implementation… Continue reading

Implementation period: February 2007 – January 2009

Funding: The EU programme “Youth – Operation 5 – Support measures”

Role of organization: EQ was one of seven participating organizations (from 5 countries). The project leader was ARSIS-Thessaloniki (Greece)


Our research revealed that many youth organizations in Bulgaria were simply “going through the motions” and a significant copycat tendency prevailed. Organizations adhered to prevailing trends and reacted to topical issues often recycling models developed by multinational charities that had filtered down… Continue reading

Implementation period: April 2005 – March 2006

Funding: DEFRA via the British Embassy, Sofia

Role of the organization: Leading. The project was implemented in partnership with the Regional Historical Museum – Ruse, Ruse schools, youth NGOs in Teteven


The “green school” is an educational tradition in Bulgaria that entails the transportation of groups of students to locations rich in natural grandeur, history and archeological heritage. These areas tend to have touristic value. Regrettably, the classroom style involving the didactic… Continue reading