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4. Social Inclusion

4.5 Initiatives Promoting Social Inclusion and Raising Awareness

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Intercultural awareness
  2. Young people's rights
  3. Key initiatives to safeguard democracy and prevent radicalisation which lead to violent extremism

Intercultural awareness

A campaign entitled “Sofia – City of Tolerance and Wisdom” was launched in the Bulgarian capital on September 11 2018 with the signing of a manifesto committing the signatories to combat intolerance and hate speech. The campaign was initiated by Sofia municipality and the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria “Shalom” in partnership with the Sofia Development Association and NGOs, and is intended as a long-term project to unite institutions and civic organizations in opposition to hate speech and negative discrimination.

Young people's rights

UNICEF Bulgaria works on the issues of adolescences and young adolescence is defined as the period of life spanning between the ages 10-19. Which undercover with the youth age in Bulgaria 15-29 in the age group 15-19.  In September 2017, UNICEF Bulgaria have organized Национална конференция за юношеството - възрастта на възможностите (National Conference for the adolescence - the age of the possibilities). It included specialists in different areas and representatives of top level authorities such as The Ministry of youth and sports and The Ministry of education and science. UNICEF also organizes Human Rights campaign and initiatives for the young people in this age group.

Key initiatives to safeguard democracy and prevent radicalization which lead to violent extremism