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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...

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06-12.2018With training for work with children victims of abuse, the cycle of 10 qualification courses of mutual interest for representatives of social structures from Bulgaria and Romania ended. More than 200 specialists from both countries took part in the training sessions. See more



03-05.12.2018The first of the planned six exchange visits of social institutions/organizations from Bulgaria and Romania took place in Vidin. The event was hosted by the Centre for Work with Street Children, the guests were from Emergency Center for Street Children (Drobeta Turnu Severin), and the subject - "Methods for Working with Street Children - Informal Mathematics". See more



27-29.11.2018The first meeting of the Ever Schools project partners, funded under Erasmus+ programme, strategic partnerships, took place in Charleville-Mezieres, France. The purpose of the meeting was project planning and distribution of responsibilities between the participating organizations from France, Portugal, Poland, Italy and Bulgaria (FYC).



08-09.11.2018The team of social service Centre for work with street children (which provider is FYC) has passed a two-day course in using non-formal math education methods for children with learning problems. See more



08-12.10.2018Representatives of the FYC participated in a study visit and youth forum in the town of Larashe, the Kingdom of Morocco, within the YouthEd project. The visit was related to introducing on the spot the motivation for migration as well as the measures for its limitation. See a video report from the opening of the event at Larashe City Hall here



25-26.06.2018With the training on "Resilience approach in working with children and families" at the Hemus Hotel, Vratsa started the cycle of 10 joint trainings for social service specialists from Bulgaria and Romania under the project "Regional Network for Social Cohesion". See more



18-23.06.2018 In Stavanger, Norway, training for youth workers under the YouthEd project was held. The training aimed at foster quality improvements in youth work by running competence building of youth workers and potential youth workers and share good practise on the issue of migrants/refugees in a school setting. Representatives of the FYC shared their experience in working with minority groups. See more



08.06.2018The cycle of 10 meetings for exchange of experience on topics of common interest between Bulgarian and Romanian specialists in the social services sector from across the border region was completed. Their implementation was part of the Regional Network for Social Cohesion project, where the FYC is a leading partner. The next activity is to organize 10 joint training sessions. See more



24-25.05.2018In Stavanger, Norway, the first partner meeting under the YouthEd project was held, in which besides Free Youth Centrer were the hosts from Norway as well as organizations from Spain, Turkey and Morocco. The project focuses on sharing experiences among partners in their work with migrants and ethnic minorities. See more



03-04.05.2018In Lousada, Portugal, the forth meeting of InforMath project partners took place. The participants discussed the progress of the project and planned the activities at the final stage, including dissemination measures. The main objective of the project is the use of non-formal mathematical methods in youth centers. See more



19-20.02.2018The first joint meeting for exchange of experience between the social services specialists from the Bulgarian-Romanian border region took place in Belogradchik. The topic of the meeting was "Social Services for Children with Deviant Behavior and / or Conflict with the Law". See more



08-09.02.2018A final conference on the project "Mooving Borders for Volunteering" took place in Zajecar, Republic of Serbia. The Forum reported project implementation and results, planned the future of the network of volunteer centres and shared good practices in engaging young volunteers. See more



22-24.01.2018The second volunteer exchange under the project "Moving Borders for Volunteering" took place in Zajecar, Serbia with the participation of young people from the network of volunteer centres from Bulgaria and Serbia. The agenda of the meeting included visits to volunteer centres, social service activities, and volunteer-related discussions. See more



11-13.01.2018The first volunteer exchange under the project "Moving Borders for Volunteering" took place in Vidin with the participation of young people from the network of volunteer centres from Bulgaria and Serbia. The agenda of the meeting included real volunteering in social services in the city, as well as presentations and discussions on volunteering. See more




FYC Donors


European Commission (PHARE, ESF, EFRD, Socrates, Europe for Citizens, Youth/Youth in Action, Erasmus+ 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, Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria Programme, Municipality of Vidin.

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