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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180 27.09.2016After a series of trainings under Project “Specialized Programmes for Work with Imprisoned People with Low Intellectual Capacity and People with Mental Disorders”, experts made an efficiency assessment of their conduction of the trainings. Through interviews with the participants in the trainings and surveys filled in by the participants, the experts examined whether the developed educational programmes were efficient and whether they needed to be changed. For this purpose the specialists in the efficiency assessment participated in the trainings themselves and took feedback from each trainee on the spot.

Their main conclusions of the trainers are about the following issues: In both trainings, especially in the one for work with people with mental disorders, an improvement can be observed, which is mainly in the theoretical knowledge of the trainees; The cases is the most wanted additional material to the programmes and in general the exercises and the role games receive the highest grades from the trainees; Despite the comparatively high grades, there are doubts about the practicality of the programmes and their elements as well as about their conformity to the needs of the target groups. This requires even bigger synchronization of the training and the practice in the future; On the other hand, this determines the need of tracing the long-term effect from the conducted trainings.

As a final outcome of the experts’ activity, the final version of the educational programmes was developed, as well as the Guidance for Applying Specialized Programmes, which is already published.

Project “Specialized Programmes for Work with Imprisoned People with Low Intellectual Capacity and People with Mental Disorders” has been funded by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 under Programme BG15 “Corrective Services Including Non-Custodial Sanctions”.