Regional Fund - IGA, Pazardjik won an international award! Personally Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal presented the International Community Justice Awards!


Regional Fund - IGA was the only non-government organization that won the prestigiousInternational Community Justice Award 2004.

Award for Fund – IGA, handed from the mayor of Madison, Mr. Jerry Gist /USA/, for “demonstrated outstanding ability in your chosen field of endeavor, and have worked for the welfare and progress of Bulgaria” 2007

Award for Fund – IGA by Sofia municipality for “development of an effective model for inter-agency cooperation during the implementation of European projects in partnership with Sofia municipality” 2007.
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179 27.09.2016Efficiency assessment of the programmes implemented by trainers put an end to the experts’ activities under project “European Standards in Probation Training”. The main goal of the project is to improve the practical skills and knowledge of the probation workers in Bulgaria in accordance with the best European standards through a series of trainings aimed at improving their capacity.

As part of the project design, two experts took part in all planned trainings – initial and continuing, and took respective feedback from the trainees. The main experts’ conclusions after the efficiency assessment are the following:

In contrast to the trainees taking part in the initial training, those participating in the continuing trainings improve their practical skills; Cases is the most wanted additional material with both groups of workers; Despite the high assessments, there are doubts about the practicality of the programmes and their elements. This requires even bigger synchronization of the training and the practical part; The school year in Regional Services “Execution of Punishments” is the main mechanism for spreading knowledge and skills inside the system and this practice is going to be further developed and formalized; The team meetings and intervisions are an important element of practically mastering and checking the acquired knowledge and skills.

After having made a thorough analysis and efficiency assessment of the conducted trainings, the final versions of the educational programmes were developed as well as the manual for the trainees and the guidance, which is already published and is going to be circulated among the people concerned.

The Project has been funded by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 under Programme BG15 “Corrective Services Including Non-Custodial Sanctions”.