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Second day of the visit to the European Youth Center in Budapest

Yesterday was very exciting! On the second day of our visit to the European Youth Center in Budapest, we had the opportunity to get in touch with top-level human rights educational experts! We met Natalia – an educational advisor at the Unit for Development of Educational Programs at the European Youth Center. Using the methods of non-formal education, she presented us in a different and exciting way the human rights and the values ​​behind them. After that in a short presentation, she introduced us to the possibilities for increasing the capacity of youth workers and trainers, which the Council of Europe offers! The last session before lunch was dedicated to the Quality Label for Youth Centres, with which the Council of Europe honours those that meet the highest standards of youth work. Requirements, good examples from Europe and how to achieve such a high level of work were presented. After the end of the session, we gave some gifts on behalf of the municipality of Vratsa and the Youth Center – Vratsa to the hosts from the European Youth Center – Budapest.

The afternoon session was devoted to setting strategic goals and planning activities. We managed to clarify our vision for further training to promote human rights and the values ​​of the Council of Europe. It was interesting to hear from other Centers and exchange experiences and ideas on this topic with them. The visit to Budapest was an opportunity for us to see the highest standards of youth work, from which we can take inspiration and apply in our work at the regional level.

The study visit to the European Youth Center in Budapest is part of the activities under Project BGLD – 1.003 – 0004 “Youth Center Vratsa – a factor for the development of the North-West”, financed through the Financial Mechanism of the EEA 2014-2021.

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Study visit to the European Youth Center in Budapest

This week we are on the road again! We arrived in Budapest on Tuesday, and from Wednesday we are already in work sessions – we are guests of the European Youth Center! In the first morning session, we had the opportunity to learn about the work of the Council of Europe and how the European Youth Centers (in Strasbourg and Budapest) function. We learned about their missions, policies and goals. They presented the history of the Budapest Youth Centre and also spoke about financial models and sustainable development. In the afternoon sessions, we continued with a conversation about the infrastructure and facilities of the Center, we also took an inspiring tour around the entire building, which, by the way, is not small at all. During this two-day working meeting, we are not alone – we are here together with colleagues from the International Youth Center – Pernik and the International Youth Center – Burgas. Here we want to express our gratitude for the invitation to the colleagues from Pernik!

The study visit to the European Youth Center in Budapest is part of the activities under Project BGLD – 1.003 – 0004 “Youth Center Vratsa – a factor for the development of the North-West”, financed through the Financial Mechanism of the EEA 2014-2021.

The publications on the site reflect only the opinion of the authors. The Program Operator of the Program “Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Improved Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups” is not responsible for the content and information.

The week with us is again dedicated to travel

The week with us is again dedicated to travel. Yesterday we arrived in Budapest, and today we are already in work sessions – we are guests of the European Youth Center! In the first morning session, we had the opportunity to learn about the work of the Council of Europe and how the European Youth Centers (in Strasbourg and Budapest) function, what missions, policies and goals they develop. We talked about the history of the Youth Center in Budapest, and then about financial models and sustainable development. In the afternoon sessions, we continued with a conversation about the infrastructure and material base of the Center, we also took an inspiring tour around the entire building, which, by the way, is not small at all.During this two-day working meeting, we are not alone – we are here together with colleagues from the International Youth Center – Pernik/International Youth Center Pernik and the International Youth Center – Burgas. Thank you very much for the invitation to the colleagues from Pernik!

The working visit to the European Youth Center – Budapest is part of the activities under Project BGLD – 1.003 – 0004 “Youth Center Vratsa – a factor for the development of the Northwest”, financed through the Financial Mechanism of the EEA 2014-2021.

The publications on the site reflect only the opinion of the authors. The Program Operator of the Program “Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Improved Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups” is not responsible for the content and information.

Today was the second day of the two-day “WITHOUT PLAN” training

Today was the second day of the two-day “WITHOUT PLAN” training. It is facilitated by the youth workers of the Youth Center – Vratsa. 23 young people from Vocational school “Dimirtaki Hadzitoshin”, Vratsa and Matematic school “Akad. Ivan Tsenov”, Vratsa participated in it, and they went through two modules. The first was on “Conflict resolution”. During it, through various non-formal methods, the youth learned what types of conflicts there are and how they should overcome them. The second module was on “Decision making”. The participants here learned several interesting techniques for easier resolution of various life situations.Thank you for the smiles and good work of all our young people from today and yesterday.

The “WITHOUT PLAN” training is part of the activities under Project BGLD – 1.003 – 0004 “Youth Center Vratsa – a factor for the development of the Northwest”, financed through the Financial Mechanism of the EEA 2014-2021.

The publications on the site reflect only the opinion of the authors and the Program Operator of the Program “Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Improved Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups” is not responsible for the content of the information.

Today was the first day of the two-day “WITHOUT PLAN” training

Today was the first day of the two-day “WITHOUT PLAN” training. It is facilitated by the youth workers from Youth Center – Vratsa. 23 young people from the Vocational school “Dimirtaki Hadzitoshin”, Vratsa and Matematic school “Akad. Ivan Tsenov”, Vratsa took part in it. They went through two modules today. The first was on the topic of “Teamwork”. During it, the young people learned what are the roles in the team and how people learn to work together. During the second module on the topic of “Leadership”, the participants began to realize what it is to be “in the shoes of the others” and to deal with their problems. They had to decide also what is the place of the leader in solving the various problems in society. We want to thank them all for their active participation and we are looking forward to seeing them tomorrow for the second part of our training program.

The “WITHOUT PLAN” training is part of the activities under Project BGLD – 1.003 – 0004 “Youth Center Vratsa – a factor for the development of the Northwest”, financed through the Financial Mechanism of the EEA 2014-2021.

The publications on the site reflect only the opinion of the authors. The Program Operator of the Program “Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Improved Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups” is not responsible for the content and information.

The Day of the Christian Family

Today is the Day of the Christian Family! With a ceremony in front of the House of Science and Technology in Vratsa, the charity campaign "Adopted Vratsa Family" was started. The event was opened by the youth worker Galin Snezhanov with a performance of Emil Dimitrov's song "Ako si dal!". Youth Center - Vratsa again takes part in the campaign, which aims to make children from Vratsa happy for the Christmas holidays.

"Adopt a Vratsa Family" is an initiative that dates back to 2003 and was created by Joshua Wenz - a volunteer from the Peace Corp at the House of Science and Technology in Vratsa. 

Working meetings in Timisoara

Yesterday was the second day of our working visit to the FITT Timisoara partners. The day was very fruitful. We started with a work session where we got to know some of the youth workers and volunteer coordinators at the Center. Each of them shared their experience in working with local youth. They also told us about the current projects they are implementing. It was very interesting to find out how they manage to use the methods of Participatory Art for their activation, and how volunteers from all over the world get involved in the realization of their projects and initiatives. We were enormously impressed by one of the implemented projects – Summer Youth Fest. The festival was held in August, and more than 150 volunteers worldwide took part in its organization. After a short break, we switched to high-speed. We discussed the remaining joint activities to be implemented under the project, set deadlines for finalizing the handbook “Participatory Art” handbook and agreed to hold a youth exchange in Timisoara in September next year to test the developed methods. After the successfully held meetings in the hall, in the afternoon we decided to work in the field! We left for the nearby town of Lugos, where in 2021 our partners created a youth space. We met their coordinator on the spot. He told us about the activities they implement and introduced us to some young people. We were then given a tour of the city center and told about its history. The evening ended with a presentation of traditional Bulgarian food and drinks to colleagues from the Youth Center – Timisoara.

 We want to thank our partners for the warm welcome and we look forward to seeing them next year in Bulgaria!

The joint activities with the Youth Center – Timisoara are part of Project BGLD – 1.003 – 0004 “Youth Center Vratsa – a factor for the development of the North-West”, financed through the Financial Mechanism of the EEA 2014-2021.

The publications on the site reflect only the opinion of the authors. The Program Operator of the Program “Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Improved Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups” is not responsible for the content and information.

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#ParticipatoryArt

#PartnersForYouth

Visit to the Youth Center – Timisoara

After a long journey on Tuesday, the official working visit of the Youth Center – Vratsa to the partners from the Youth Center – Timisoara started yesterday. The program started in the conference room, where our colleagues presented the activities of FITT Timisoara, as well as what was to happen in the next two days. We were then shown around their building and we were very impressed first by its size and then by all the types of activities that take place within it.

We were shown the halls where they hold their non-formal trainings, then we went through the various art studios where all kinds of workshops and exhibitions of young artists from the city are organized, as well as the Participatory Art activities. We were very impressed by the wonderful art installations and beautifully painted walls. We also entered their huge concert hall, as well as the rehearsal rooms for young performers. Timisoara turned out to be the capital of romanian Drum & Bass music, they also have a lot of rock bands. We also saw their spacious library. We also peeked into some training halls, where various activities of interest are held with children and youth.We had the opportunity to see part of the team and their workspaces, and the strongest impression was made by their colleague who is working on a project in virtual reality. Finally, we went to the courtyard, which in the summer is used as an outdoor stage for youth activities and events. Towards the end of the wonderful tour of the Youth Center in Timisoara, we gave our partners modest gifts on behalf of our Center and the Municipality of Vratsa.

In the afternoon part of our program, we went outside the Youth Center in Timisoara and went to see what 3 other out of 7 youth spaces in the city look like. There we were introduced to the activities that take place in them and how the youth fully engage in their free time. The idea is that by means of them, the organization and also the municipal institutions will be closer to the young people in the neighborhoods of the city.

The exchange of experience continued with a visit to the cultural and historical sights in the central part of the city, organized by volunteers studying Tourism at the local university.

The joint activities with the Youth Center – Timisoara are in implementation of Project BGLD – 1.003 – 0004 “Youth Center Vratsa – a factor for the development of the North-West”, financed through the Financial Mechanism of the EEA 2014-2021.

The publications on the site reflect only the opinion of the authors. The Program Operator of the Program ” Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Improved Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups” is not responsible for the content and information.

#VratsaTimisoara

#EAAgrantsForYouth

#ParticipatoryArt

#PartnersForYouth

Here is the weekly schedule with the rehearsals of the “Elite” dance group

Here is the weekly schedule with the rehearsals of the “Elite” dance group.

On the occasion of the upcoming International volunteer day – 5 of December, the Main directorate “Fire safety and protection of the population” at the Ministry of internal affairs and the National association of volunteers in the Republic of Bulgaria in partnership with the Ministry of education and science and the Ministry of youth and sports are organizing a competition to craft an essay

On the occasion of the upcoming International volunteer day – 5 of December, the Main directorate “Fire safety and protection of the population” at the Ministry of internal affairs and the National association of volunteers in the Republic of Bulgaria in partnership with the Ministry of education and science and the Ministry of youth and sports are organizing a competition to craft an essay. It is on the theme “Volunteering, an act of solidarity in the fight against disasters and fires”. The aim of this initiative is to popularize the activities of voluntary formations for the prevention or control of disasters, fires and other emergency situations, among civil society and more specifically among the youth.

The competition is aimed at young people between the ages of 16 and 18.

In order for young people to participate in the contest, they must send their essays on the topic to e-mail: esedobrovolci@gmail.com by 5 of December, 2022. Participants must enter in the submitted essay: their three names, years of age, place of residence , school, class, email address and contact phone number.

The requirements for the essay are as follows: it must correspond to the topic of the competition; to be written in Bulgarian; to be up to 3 pages, format – doc or docx (Word 97-2010), font – Times New Roman/12, line spacing – 1.5.

A committee will evaluate all essays received by the deadline and select the three best essays. The winners will be announced on 19.01.2023, and the awards will be presented at the annual “Firefighter of the year” competition. The publication of the winners will be on the website of the National association of volunteers in the Republic of Bulgaria www.navrb.bg. If you have any questions or need information, you can contact Mrs. Ralitsa Todorova – phone: 02/89 21 236, 0889 027 489.