About us

FREE YOUTH CENTRE association is a non-government and non-profit organization created in 1997 and registered under Bulgarian legislation in social utility. FYC mission is to support the personal development of the young people in Vidin and Northwestern Bulgaria, as free citizens in a democratic society through involving them in educational programs and community activitiesis. More about us...


24.11.2016. The official ceremony for awarding of the first set of subsidy contracts under the First Call for proposals of INTERREG-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Bulgaria – Serbia was held at the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works in Sofia. FYC is beneficiary under two projects - Youth Riders (lead partner) and Moving Borders for Volunteering (partner of Timoc Youth Centre - Serbia). See more

21-24.11.2016. In Belogradchik took place consistently two seminars for primary and secondary school teachers from partner schools under the project "Safe Schools Network." The theme of the training was protection from disasters and accidents at school. See more

17-18.11.2016. In Belogradchik took place a seminar for school management in planning the activities in disaster and accidents' protection at school. The activity is part of a cycle of training under the project "Safe Schools Network" aimed at risk management. See more

01.11.2016. And the Day of National Leaders were properly respected in Centre for Work with Street Children. See more

31.10.2016. Traditionally, Halloween party was organized at the Centre for Work with Street Children for enjoy children and staff. See more

14-15.10.2016. In Belogradchik took place the second meeting of experts from Bulgaria and Romania under the project "Community Opposition of Disastrous Events" (CODE). The purpose of the meeting was the approval of the methodological set made for the provision of training courses and the practical exercises. See more

10-12.10.2016. Madona Inn - Falkovets hosted the tam of Centre for Street Children - Vidin for a training in Social Animation. The training was conducted by a qualified trainer of the Institute for Social Activities and Practices - Sofia. See more

07-08.10.2016. In Belogradchik took place the second meeting of experts from Bulgaria and Romania under the project "Safe Schools Network". The purpose of the meeting was the approval of the methodological set made for the provision of training courses and competitions. See more

07-10.09.2016. In Belogradchik took place a training of volunteer clubs' leaders in disaster protection from 10 schools of Vidin and Montana districts. Training is an activity of the project "Safe Schools Network" with leading organization Free Youth Centre. See more

12-13.07.2016. The first international meeting of experts on the project "Safe School Network" was held again in Dubova, Romania. The forum is a project activity and gave an opportunity of experts to exchange views and experiences on the protection of disasters and accidents at school. See more

7-8.07.2016 In Dubova, Romania held the First CODE meeting of experts in disaster protection from Bulgaria and Romania. The forum is a activity under "Community Opposition of Disastrous Events" project and aimed to presenting the results of a Comparative research and drafting Terms of Reference for the methodology of project's training and practical exercises. See more

13.05.2016. Completed the presentation of the project "Community Opposition to Disasterous Events - CODE," funded by Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria Programme. During the activity, 15 municipalities in the districts of Vidin and Montana were visited, where the objectives and activities of the project were presented among local government representatives, members of voluntary units, social workers and other specialists. See more

05.05.2016. Project "Safe Schools Network", funded by Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria Programme, was successfully presented to representatives of school education in 15 municipal centres of Vidin and Montana districts. Attendees were introduced to the planned activities and ways of involving schools in the initiative. See more

07-13.02.2016. In Tetovo, FYR Macedonia held training under project "Together for NEET". It was attended by representatives from 10 countries, Bulgaria was represented by FYC. Training discussed ways of interaction between stakeholders in order to better reintegration of NEET young people in society. See more

02.02.2016. In Calarasi, Romania had signed contracts for two projects under the Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria Programme where Free Youth Centre is a beneficiary - "Safe Schools Network" (leading organization) and "Community Opposition of Disasteros Events" (partner).

20.01.2016. Visit the new web platform for NEET (young people who are not the subject of education, training and employment). Its main objective is to bring together organizations working with NEET and who have NEET projects at local, national, or international level. The platform was created under the project "Together for NEETs", in which FYC is Bulgarian representative. See the website here - www.neeteract.com

18.12.2015. Children from the Centre for work with street children greeted Santa Claus with songs, poems and theater play. Good old man delighted them with gifts and many surprises. See more

01.12.2015. On the occasion of World Day against HIV/AIDS was played traditional basketball "Star Game" in Vidin, dedicated to the cause. Volunteers from Club "Phoenix" to Free Youth Centre participated by handing out materials, informing young people about ways of HIV infection and methods to prevent it. See more

02.11.2015. With much joy and imagination the children of Centre for Work with Street Children celebrating Halloween. The fest was celebrated for the first time more than 10 years ago, thanks to the enthusiasm of the American volunteers worked in FYC and since then has become traditional. See more

21-23.10.2015. In Krakow, Poland took place first partner meeting on the project "Together For Youth Not in Employment, Education or Training". The project brings together organizations from Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and Montenegro and is funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission. See more

17.09.2015. Junior Chamber International - Bulgaria kindly donated three laptops to the Free Youth Centre. The laptops will be used for the purposes of the educational process with the children in the social service Centre for Work with Street Children.

28-30.06.2015. In Izvori monastery was organized a training workshop for volunteers from the club "Phoenix" to Free Youth Centre working under Component 7 of the Programme for Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS. The course was aimed to enhance the knowledge, skills and competencies of volunteers and peer educators through individual and group work. See more

22.05.2015. The team of Centre for Work with Street Children made a study visit in the Day care center for street children, Bucharest, Romania, created by Foundation "Future of Romanian children". Guests from Vidin had the opportunity to learn about the organization of work in the day centre, to present their work too, as well as to discuss with the Romanian colleagues common challenges. See more

17.05.2015. In Vidin took place a campaign for the International Day of solidarity with those affected by HIV/AIDS. It was attended by volunteers from the Free Youth Centre, who planted a flower bed in the shape of a ribbon, symbolizing the fight against the disease. In this way they became part of the national campaign for sympathy, which took place across the country. See more

08.04.2015. Children from Street Children Centre participated in the procession on the occasion of the International Roma Day. It was solemnly celebrated by throwing flowers into the Danube river in memory of those Roma who died in the Holocaust.

03.04.2015. Children ftom Street Children Centre presented a play on the occasion of Lazarus. They recreated the folk custom "kumichene" and triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. For their successful performance helped volunteers Ivo and Lily. See more

14.02.2015. Volunteers from club "Phoenix" to Free Youth Centre took part in the anti-AIDS campaign, dedicated to the celebration of love day in Vidin. Before and during the concert "Song of St. Valentine," they handed out condoms and balloons, consulted and motivated young people to get tested for HIV. See more

FYC Donors

European Commission (PHARE, ESF, EFRD, Socrates, Europe for Citizens, Youth/Youth in Action programmes), United Nation Development Programme, Council of Europe (European Youth Foundation), US Embassy, Royal Netherlands Embassy, USAID (Bulgaria Found), Peace Corps, National Democratic Institute (USA), Ministry of Labor and Social Policy,Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Municipality of Vidin.