As a part of INTEGRA project - Integration of Third-country Nationals through Urban Partnerships, the Croatian partner Centre for Peace, nonviolence and human rights represented an infographic about preserved parts of old civilizations.

On July 4th Centre for Peace published “Roman theatre in Bosra, Syria”. The famous theatre was built in the second century AD during the reign of Roman Emperor Trajan. The theatre was originally built outside the walls of the town but later on was completely enclosed by an Ayyūbidfortress. Its role was to serve as a citadel and to guard a road leading to Damascus. The theatre is 102 meters across and has seating for about 15,000 people. It is among the largest theatres of the Ancient Roman civilization. It served a city that once had 80,000 inhabitants. It is also one of the best preserved both in Syria and across the Roman empire. The theatre was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage list in 2013. The site has been damaged in the Syrian Civil War by various military activities conducted nearby.

Sofia Development Association initiated a meeting entitled “Mechanisms for protection of human rights of persons seeking and receiving international protection”, co-organized with UNHCR on July 3, 2019 at SofiaLab. The meeting brought together human rights and advocacy institutions and organizations to present to migrant and migrant organizations how they could be of assistance to them.

Sofia Ombudsperon Lilia Hristova, the Chairman of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee Krasimir Kanev, Dimitar Bongalov, Director of the National Preventive Mechanism and Human `rights and Liberties with the National Ombudsperson institution, Elka Bozhkova with the Committee for the Prevention of Discrimination, Ivelina Yungareva with the General Labor Inspectorate and Ivan Bachvarov with the Commission for Consumer Protection were among the speakers presenting how migrants can benefit from their line of work.

The discussion afterwards focused on cross-silo interaction to solve migrant problems, improving human rights protection mechanisms and framework and developing active citizenship. 

This project is funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund

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