On 10.11.2020 The team of the Gender Alternatives Foundation held an online event to disseminate the results of the project "No Gaps - a transnational methodology for social and labor intervention with young women seeking asylum and refugees" (2018-2-ESO2-KA205-011654).
The event brought together 23 representatives from local and national institutions working in the areas of equality between women and men, violence against women and direct work with the integration of vulnerable groups. These were experts from the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski", Plovdiv Municipality, Social Assistance Directorates - Plovdiv, Asenovgrad, Karlovo, Stamboliyski, Hissarya and others.
The purpose of the event was to promote the results of the international project. These are the Innovative Database No Gaps, the Training Methodology for Comprehensive Social and Labor Intervention with Young Women Asylum Seekers and Refugees and the Handbook and Toolkit for Professionals for Integrated Intervention with Young Women Asylum Seekers and Refugees. The process of preparing the products and the pilot phase for their application were shared by Milen Neykov, who is a co-author of the intellectual products and carried out the pilot phase of the project for Bulgaria. He told the audience about his work with migrant and refugee women and the problems he encountered in carrying out his tasks, including in the context of COVID-19. Other experts from Plovdiv University presented the work of the institution in relation to sexism and fighting homophobia.
The project "No Gaps - a transnational methodology for social and labor intervention with young asylum seekers and refugees" (2018-2-ESO2-KA205-011654) is co-financed by the Erasmus + program of the European Union. The consortium of partners consists of five European organizations - NGO Guarani (Spain), Solidarity Without Borders (Spain), KEK IEKEP (Greece), BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH (Austria), Gender Alternatives Foundation (Bulgaria).