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...
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
01.12.2014. On the occasion of World Day against HIV/AIDS in Vidin was played traditional basketball "Star Game", dedicated to the cause. Volunteers from Club "Phoenix" to Free Youth Centre took part and made a flashmob in the form of typical December 1st ribbon. 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
24-25.10.2014. At the hotel Neptune - Vidin took place the final roundtable under project FASP - Family Action Support Programme, co-financed by the Bulgarian-Swiss Cooperation Programme. The aim of the forum was to share the experience, gained under project, in work with parents of street childern, before the colleagues from the network of social services providers "RISE". See more
16-18.10.2014. In Izvor monastery was organized a training workshop for volunteers from the club "Phoenix" of the Free Youth Centre, who are working on component 7 of the Programme for Prevention and Control of HIV / AIDS. The course was designed to overbuild their knowledge and skills to make them more effective in fieldwork. See more
15.09.2014. The team of the project "Improvement of TB case detection and treatment success among Roma population" visited Archar village, Vidin region, where organized an information campaign under the motto "Together against tuberculosis." Free tasting of the local people was provided as well. See more
10.09.2014. Free Youth Centre organized a concluding roundtable under project InterFace with the participation of public authorities, specialists from pre-school education and media. The aim of the forum was to present the experience of the project, its achievements and lessons learned, and to discuss some actual problems of pre-school education in Vidin. The roundtable ended with a press conference for local media. See more
Children and parents - participants in the project InterFace, visited the town of Belogradchik, where they had the opportunity to see the Museum of Nature and to sightseeing the unique rocks. See more
In the place "Bozhuritsa" near Vidin, took aplace a picnic and a
sports fest for participating in the IterFace project children, parents
and teachers. The hot weather did not stop the merry games and good
03.06.2014. In the hall of the State Puppet Theatre held a concert of children involved in activities on the InterFace project. In the lobby was also exhibited an exhibition of their works. The concert and exhibition were a public report of the achievements of the project, whose main purpose is educational integration of Roma children in preschool ages. Both events were attended by parents and citizens of Vidin. See more
22.05.2014. Free Youth Centre’s representatives participated in the workshop on the project Eyouth democracy in Athens, Greece. The participants discussed best practices in youth engagement, the innovative and interactive platform previous developed and also it was made revision and evaluation of materials from E-panels. Participants also had the opportunity to see the sights of the city and experience the Greek culture. See more
19-20.05.2014. The team of Centre for Work with Street Children - social service managed by Free Youth Centre visitied their colleagues in Plovdiv. The experts shared their experiences and best practices in providing the service to children and their families and also the good facilities available in CWSC - Plovdiv were viewed. See more
18.05.2014. . Volunteers from "Club Phoenix" at Free Youth Centre for third time initiated a campaign for the International Day of solidarity with those affected by HIV / AIDS. In the Danube Park, they organized an information campaign where distributed materials, cards, balloons, condoms and more. They managed to attract public attention and sympathy. Traditionally, together with volunteers from The Youth Drug Council planted flowers in the form of a ribbon loop of lighted candles. See more
10-14.05.2014. In the period was run off on-line discussions on the project Eyouth democracy. It aims at empowering young people with the necessary knowledge, in order to express their opinion on social issues. Topics that young people from Bulgaria and Greece were discussed were youth migration, human rights, recognition of professional qualifications, racism and promoting youth participation in democratic processes. See more
15.04.2014. In Vidin took place second final quiz within the project "Knowledge without Frontiers". This time the theme was "Prevention of Drug Addiction." The participants were from both countries - Bulgaria and Serbia. Serbian team performed better and won first place. See more
08.04.2014. In Bor, Serbia was held the first final quiz within the project "Knowledge without Frontiers". The theme of the event was "Promotion of reproductive health." Teams from both sides showed extensive knowledge of sexually transmitted infections and contraception. See more
31.03.2014. In Negotin, Serbia was held a meeting of volunteers from the two neighboring countries, working on peer-to-peer training program within the project "Knowledge without Borders". They shared their experience with youth from the host town. See more
29-30.03.2014. In the hotel "Neptune" Vidin took place the final forum on project BSIT.NET. It was attended by 30 teachers from Bulgaria and Serbia. One of the results of the meeting and the project was establishment of the new organization "Regional Network for Innovative Education," which will continue to develop educational cooperation in the future. See more
21-23.03.2014. The team of the Centre for Work with Street Children and representatives of partner NGOs, active in social field, passed a three-day training in fieldwork in "Madonna" hotel, Falkovets. The course was in frameworks of the project FASP, funded by the Bulgarian-Swiss Cooperation Programme. See more
14.02.2014. Volunteers from club "Phoenix", part of Free Youth Centre participated in the antiAIDS campaign dedicated to St. Valentine's Day in Vidin. They worked during the day in the field and handed out promotional materials, condoms, balloons and before and during the concert "Song for Valentine's Day", they did a shop in which invited young people to be photographed, consulted and motivated them to test themselves for HIV. See more
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.