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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Project “Civic engagement in the legislative and institutional probation development in Bulgaria” BG05SFOP001-2.009-0157-C01 under procedure “Increasing civic engagement in the processes of formulation, implementation, and monitoring of policies and legislation”, BG05SFOP001-2.009
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Period of implementation: 15.01.2019 - 15.01.2021

Funding source: Operational programme “Good governance”, co-funded by the European Union through the European Social Fund.

Total project funding: 90 000 leva

European Social Fund: 76 500.00 leva

National funding: 13 500.00 leva

Goal: Increasing civic engagement in processes related to the legislative and institutional probation development in Bulgaria.

Specific objectives:

-     Developing a partnership model between Directorate general “Execution of punishments” and civic engagement structures in the probation system governance in Bulgaria;

-     Developing a model of open and responsible governance by Directorate general “Execution of punishments” in all processes related to probation functioning in Bulgaria;

-     Recommending four definite improvements in the service delivery processes by Directorate general “Execution of punishments” in relation to probation functioning in Bulgaria.

Main activities:

-     Conducting a survey and developing recommendation 1 for possibilities for civic engagement in probation processes;

-     Developing a mechanism for conducting civic monitoring on probation, conducting the monitoring, and developing recommendation 2;

-     Developing Consultative civic engagement group at Directorate general “Execution of punishments”, managing the activities, and developing recommendation 3;

-     Developing Contact point with the Confederation of European Probation and managing the activities;

-     Training the candidate’s team;

-     Launching an information campaign and developing recommendation 4.

Expected results:

-     Two surveys, one of which in the form of civic monitoring;

-     Four recommendations concerning different aspects of civic engagement in the legislative and institutional probation development processes in Bulgaria;

-     Active Consultative civic engagement group at Directorate general “Execution of punishments”;

-     Six information days and one national conference;

-     The candidate’s enhanced capacity for civic engagement through the Contact point with a European network and the training of ten employees.