The Liberal Integration Foundation was established in 2003. LIF is a political foundation of Movement for Rights and Freedoms Party (MRF), which embellishes Bulgarian ethnic model, being a successful development of multi-ethnic policy in Bulgaria, resulting in tolerant, peaceful co-operation of different ethnic and religious communities. It can give best examples of functioning of this model, which is characterized by stability, equality and common responsibility and contribute to the Liberal values as equality and human rights. We will present the development of the multiethnic policy in the context of the Bulgarian society transformation to democracy and reveal its positive effects on creating favourable conditions for preserving stability in the Balkans.
Representing the Bulgarian ethnic model we can faithfully participate and contribute to the common European discussion on integration of minority groups and migrants with different cultural and religious backgrounds.
The main objectives of the Foundation are:
Working directly with Bulgarian citizens, as well as partnering with European organizations and EU Neighborhood countries, we will contribute to raising their awareness of Liberal values, with a view to building an open, Liberal Europe.
We will further work on projects advocating liberal solutions to today’s societal challenges and important political issues nowadays through an exchange of views with other members of the European Liberal Forum, organizing conferences, discussions, political consultations, round tables, diverse events, publishing positions and papers, etc.