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Roma Strategies and Policies in Scandinavian Countries and the Migrant Issue


Allison Bailey, Video Advocacy and Fundraising, NGO Organization Drom

Amanda Mayer, Video Advocacy and Fundraising, NGO Organization Drom

APRIL 16, 2018


Meeting with the Helsinki Deaconess Institute from Finland

27 FEB 2018

The Helsinki Deaconess Institute ( is a charitable foundation boldly working to uphold human dignity since 1867, which makes it one of the oldest existing foundations in Europe.

They provide help to people at risk of social exclusion, including Roma.

Meetings in Europe to spread knowledge about our work in Vidin

Ms. Donka Panayotova

Chair, NGO Organization Drom

9 FEB 2018

NGO Organization Drom celebrated 20 years of its launch in December 2017 which brought to Vidin former Directors of our partners - Open Society Foundation (Budapest), European Roma Rights Center (Budapest), Bulgarian Helsinkii Committee (Sofia) and many others. Shortly afterwards, we received invitations from three organizations to attend events in Europe, which we accepted.

In My Eyes: The Human Rights Situation in Vidin from a Foreigner’s Perspective

Ms. Amanda Mayer

Advocacy and Fundraising

NGO Organization Drom

31 JAN 2018

As a visitor, there is only so much I can see. Having arrived in Vidin less than five months ago, I am still a firm outsider, and thus my observations on a topic so complex as the human rights situation in the small city of Vidin are and incomplete. I live nearby the relatively bustling city centre, and, admittedly, I do not see very many signs on a daily basis that would indicate the reality of a deep-seated problem with inequality and segregation.