Second regional capacity building training for non-governmental organizations working for refugee integration and inclusion

On October 31 and November 1, the Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants in partnership with the State Agency for Refugees held the second regional training for the development of the capacity of non-governmental organizations from Eastern Bulgaria  in Varna. The training is part of the strategic efforts of the Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants to strengthen civil society structures on issues of refugee integration and inclusion.

In a rapidly evolving environment, the challenges faced by non-governmental organizations engaged in humanitarian work are multifaceted and complex. Therefore, the need for continuous improvement of skills and competence is of paramount importance. Capacity building trainings serve as structured pathways through which NGOs can acquire new knowledge, improve existing skills and adopt innovative approaches to meet the dynamic demands of their operations.

Representatives of non-governmental organizations from the eastern part of Bulgaria took part in the training, and the program included the topics of cooperation between the State Agency for Refugees and the non-governmental sector, quality management of social work, digitization and digital transformation in the non-governmental sector, protection of personal data, cooperation between the private sector and non-governmental organizations, as well as the financial sustainability of non-governmental organizations.

The training is organized under the project “Advocacy for refugee integration in Bulgaria”, financed by UNHCR.