The Observatory' Projects
Po Policy and Citizens’ Observatory is member of IN2PREV
Law enforcement and community cooperation and training approach to prevent radicalization by ensuring refugees’ successful inclusion
Frontline Practitioners Network. Transnational European Partnership to improve refugee integration.
Improving LEAs and NGOs response to refugees and asylum seekers in Europe
The IN2PREV project aims to enhance LEAs and NGOs’ skills regarding working with refugees and asylum seekers in European host and transit countries to successfully integrate these individuals and prevent their radicalisation.
By providing adequate training, a reliable screening tool, and a mentoring approach for refugees and asylum seekers, LEAs and NGOs’ professionals will receive adequate and tailored guidance on conducting vulnerability risk assessments and facilitating these individuals’ integration.
Project website: https://www.in2prev.eu/
The Values Machine Learning Project (2023) is managed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service. The Joint Research Centre's mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based, scientific and technical support throughout the entire policy cycle.
The main goal of the project is to establish a gold standard to train and evaluate a machine learning model that would detect references to values as codified the Personal Values theory of Schwartz (1992), in (at least) 24 EU Official Languages. The aim is to achieve this through values text-mining, media-monitoring, and a machine learning algorithm. Values researchers divided into several national teams, based on their language of origin, independently rate sample texts for “values content.” The working text corpus includes party manifestos and news articles from mainstream and unverified sources (Europe Media Monitor). The goal for the corpus, when annotated, is to be balanced and consistent across various languages (Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Turkish), to have a homogenous distribution among values, as well as broad coverage of topics and time periods.
Bulgarian ValuesML team:
Anna Krasteva, Language Leader
Evelina Staikova, Curator
Emilia Zankina, Curator
Roberta Koleva, Coordinator and Annotator
Vanina Ninova, Annotator
Chaya Koleva, Annotator
Mina Hristova, Annotator
‘Empowerment of young migrants and refugees through innovative practices for more inclusive (post)pandemic, (post) crisis Bulgaria’ (2021-2022)
Active European Citizens against Hate Speech (2020-2022)
Co-Funded by the Europe for Citizens Program of the European Union.
Coordinator - Latvian Human Rights Centre
Anna Krasteva – Principal Investigator