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HOMO EUROPEANUS – Overcoming the Knowledge Deficit



1st of September 2015 to the 31st of December 2016 Read more »

European Youth Antennae Network – “Europe 2020”



January 2015 – March 2015


  • The main objective of the European Youth Antennae Network – “Europe 2020” project is to prepare, train, develop and create a sustainable network of youth antennae in five regional cities in North-West Bulgaria /Veliko Tarnovo, Razgrad, Targovishte, Shumne, Silistra/ which will allow the young people to obtain and sustain up-to-date knowledge and information that is directly related to discovering new European horizons, opportunities for education and work in the EU, self-development and self-recognition. The main methodology of the project is the non-formal educational method for multilateral data exchange, in addition to the interactive educational module for distant education and carrier development “Europe 2020”.
  • The project aims to create a sustainable network of youth cores, who will be able to communicate, participate in joint youth initiatives and act as “conductors” of the European perspective and opportunities in their regions.

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We, young, united!

we, young, united banner

Project duration:

January 5th – December 22nd, 2014


Partnering organisations:

  • European Information Centre,  Veliko Tarnovo /applicant organisation/;
  • Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance “Amalipe“ /partner/;
  • Youth Leadership Academy GLOW /partner/;
  • Association Chitalishta /partner/;
  • Association of the Mayors from Veliko Tarnovo District /partner/.

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January 2010 – June 2011


Raising awareness and understanding of children’s rights among interested parties in target regions, while in the meantime  building a model for their popularization and creating precondition for active inclusion of children in this model.





Raising awareness and understanding of children’s rights among interested parties in target regions, while in the meantime  building a model for their popularization and creating precondition for active inclusion of children in this model.



In the context of this project, the following activities are being carried:

– Comparative research of the national legal framework for protection of children’s rights;

– Preparation of methodical materials for teaching children rights;

– Testing of these methodical materials in class;

– Printing and circulation of methodical materials – materials for teacher, materials for students, CD with teaching materials, texts collection,;

– National competitions for drawings on the topic of reflecting on children rights;

– National campaigns for promotion of children’s rights;

– Project preparation of “European Charter on children rights”;

– Conducting of european children’s forum /European children’s parliament/ in Veliko Turnovo in spring 2011;

– Creating Internet websites focused on the children rights in the three countries.




Brochure of project

Poster – white

Poster – blue

First card

Second card


Analysis of the legislations, politics and practices in Bulgaria with regards to children rights

List of organisations with a license from Government Child Protection Agencies for children’s social services in diferent regions



“Lets teach children rights”



August 2010 – July 2011


Mark 10 years from the signature of Charter of Fundamental Rights of European Union, signed on 7-th December 2000 in Nice.


– Idees Nouvelles Europe, France

– Progesti@, Spain

– European Information Center – Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria

–  Federation Europeenne des Ecoles, France

– Maison de l’Europe Bordeaux-Aquitaine, France



<< Charter 2010 >> is an information project for raising the sensitiveness regarding civil rights in Eropean Union and importance of fundamental document formulating the rights. It is an educational projectfor the enhancement of awareness of European identity and citizenship of young people (17-25 years old) , based on creating 6 trance-national videos to promote values which are supported by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of European Union. During the project a conference in Nice will be held on the occasion of anniversary of Charter.

Click the link to download the project brochure



During the project 6 videos were created, each of them describes a part of the Charter. These videos are aimed at the general public, they can be used for pedagogical activities by teachers and informal instructors. Ideas how to use them can be found in pedagogocal slips in videos. You can get the special DVD free of charge in EIC office – “Bulgaria” Str. № 38 – Veliko Turnovo, phone number: 062 605050.


You can watch videos on-line, here:

Summary video with presentation about the Charter.

Video 1: Dignity

Video 2: Freedoms

Video 3: Equality

Video 4: Solidarity

Video 5: Recognition

Video 6: Justice


You can find the pedagogical slips to the videos in section “Publications”.



September 2010 – August 2011

Promotion of the universality of human rights.


• Federation Europeenne des Ecoles, France;
• Progesti@, Spain;
• Европейски информационен център – Велико Търново, България
• Le Comite Syndical europeen de l’education, Belgium;
• L’union europeenne feminine, Sweden;


” Universality of human rights” is innovative project including the creation of the book ” The Universality of human rights”. This book contains information on reflection – from the international meetings – on the topic, didactical approaches to teaching the topic in schools, recommendations by public characters, many sections, which propose different approaches, representing clearly and most comprehensively the question of universality of human rights to the wide public. The book will be published in two languages (French and English) and it will promote the conception of universality of human rights. The book is compilation of earlier publications on the subject. These works will be enriched with new texts of experts about the needs of the project. These texts will offer methods for teaching the universality of human rights at three different levels.

– primary school (practical activities);
– student level ( texts);
– adults (examples for using the articles from the Charter of Fundamental Rights to solve the basic problems: solidarity, environmental protection, child protection).


The international inquiry conducted during the project – results.
Electronic version of developed work, expect here.


This project under programme MINERVA aims to create the European educational resource manager for cities, based on the knowledge that the city is the stage where education and training occurs. On the same stage exists many different type of active actors ( public administration, trusts, foundations, private undertaking, non-governmental organisation, musseums and others). They offer education programmes to the general public, especially for the kids at school. These organs represents cultural and educational agents on territory of the city.

Several times a year, these suggestions are collected and systematized by the city council through the preparation of programmes for the activities, drawn up in diferent formats with the purposes of facilitating the teaching team to access information and select the best education plan.

Project aims: creation and systematization of working methodology serving for:

First: determine and analyse school needs in cities and also the use of communicative and informative technology for access to education resources.

Second: identify possible resources existing in every city. Also to describe and evaluate the education activities, based on the opportunity to shift in one of the thematic fields, which are defined by the project partners: Culture legacy; Ecological education and Culture diversity and other fields typical for some cities: Science – Technology; Culture and art; Entertainment; Communicative and informative technologies; Sport and Health.



October 2010 – December 2011


Encourage the citizens to participate in the building process of “United” Europe – democratic, enriched by cultural and language diversity of the citizens in Spain, Poland, Sweden, Bulgaria and Italy.

– Rethink what the general European values are from the prospective of individual cultural identity and encourage the citizens’ sense of belonging to the European Union.

– Improving the knowledge of europeans for the others cultures by stimulating the dialogue and mutual agreement.

– Understand the civils’ position from their actions with the porpose of finding the solution to overcome the growing political apathy.

– Creating new ways for collaboration at local and international level between the organisations working to promote the european citizenship from partner countries.



Regional agency for emigration and collaboration to Big Madrid City Council, Spain

– Eurorean Information Center – Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria

Ekonomisk forening serus, Sweden

The Polish Robert Schuman Foundation, Poland

Caritas Ambrosiana – Milan, Italy

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