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...


26-29.06.2024. Another youth conference, in which representatives of the Free Youth Centre participated, was hosted by the city of the Bosphorus - Istanbul. The topic on which young people from 7 countries discussed was "Embracing our differences, building a stronger Europe. Solidarity and diversity". See more

29-30.05.2024. The team of the Center for working with street children underwent training on "Positive methods for raising children and youth". The lecturer of the course was provided by FICE - Bulgaria. See more

22-25.05.2024. The second youth conference under the "Youth for Peace" project is being held in the capital of Germany. It was hosted by the European Academy Berlin, and the topic - Navigating the of crossroads: Europe's struggle between activism and resignation. See more

16-18.04.2024 The first of the planned international youth conferences under the Youth for Peace project took place in Setubal, Portugal. The theme of the conference was "The European Union as a guarantor of positive peace", and the participants - young people from Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Ireland and Turkie. See more

03-04.2024. The Free Youth Centre together with the Europe Direct office in Vidin is conducting an information campaign in Vidin schools in connection with the upcoming elections for the European Parliament. The target audience is the students of the last grades, upcoming voters who show a keen interest in the topic. See more

23.02.2024. With training on the topic "Workshop for parents", the training cycle of the team working on the Care for Roma children project was completed. The course will increase the capacity of the social service provider Free Youth Centre to work with parents of children 0-5 years. See more

09.02.2024.The Free Youth Centre gave a press conference in connection with the "Care for Roma children" project. The representatives of the media, the municipality and the non-governmental sector were presented with the project, the planned activities and expected results. See more

15.12.2023. Han Madonna, Falkovets, once again hosted a training for the team of the Care for Roma children project, which was held with the help of UNICEF - Bulgaria. This time the topic was "Evaluating and understanding the needs of the family." Functional Assessment'. See more

03.11.2023. Han Madonna, Falkovets, hosted a training session for the Care for Roma children project team. The course was aimed at early intervention for children with developmental problems, and the lecturers were representatives of UNICEF - Bulgaria. See more

14.07.2023. The team of the Centre for work with street children participates in training for working with children who are victims of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The training took place in the French city Charleville-Mezieres and was also attended by colleagues from partner organizations and institutions working with children at risk from France, Slovenia, Portugal (online) and Turkey. See more

09.06.2023. In Kyustendil, the final event of the project "Citizen monitoring to improve the formulation and implementation of local youth policies" took place, where its results were presented. Participants in the event were representatives of the three participating local authorities - Blagoevgrad, Dupnitsa and Kyustendil, youth workers and youth leaders. See more

28.04.2023. Activities related to Earth Day were organized with the children and their parents at the Centre for Working with Street Children. Parents and children, together with the staff of the centre, planted beautiful flowers, mowed and cleaned the lawn around the playground. Now it's clean and fun to play. See more

24.03.2023. In Carcavelos, Portugal, a training and partnership meeting was held under the InPower project - Supporting children subjected to ACEs. Representatives of organizations from France, Portugal, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Turkey participated. See more

15.03.2023. In the Centre for Work with Street Children - New Road, a planned training of the team for Children Rights was held. The speaker of the course was Galina Bisett from our partner organization Equilibrium - Ruse. See more

08.03.2023. Mothers and children from the community in the "Nov Pat" district, together, celebrated International Women's Day - March 8. They took part in a celebration filled with fun games, songs, dances and touching surprises for the mothers. The holiday is realized at CWSC, as part of the social service Community work. See more

08.02.2023. In the Centre for Work with Street Children - New Road, a planned training of the team for the delivery of the social service "Community Work" was held. The speaker of the course was Elena Petkova from our partner organization Equilibrium - Ruse. See more

30.11.2022.As a result of a study conducted to evaluate the municipal youth policies of the three municipalities from South-West Bulgaria based on European standards and indicators by our team in the period 25.10. - 30.11.2022, a report with findings and recommendations was drawn up, which can be downloaded in Bulgarian here

20.10.2022. The Free Youth Centre conducted an information campaign in the cities of Dupnitsa, Kyustendil and Blagoevgrad regarding the goals and upcoming activities of the project "Citizen monitoring to improve the formulation and implementation of local youth policies". See more

28.06.2022. The Free Youth Cenre presented the achievements of the project "We Belong - Exploring Europe’s Unity in Diversity" (WeBelong). The event was attended by over 40 teachers, youth workers and other interested professionals. See more

06.2022. In partnership with Zvanche Kindergarten, a project has been launched to improve communication between the kindergarten and the parent community in the Roma neighborhood of Vidin in order to increase attendance. The project "Every day in kindergarten I study and play" is implemented with the financial support of the Trust for Social Alternative. See more

31.05.2022. An Open Doors Day was held at the Centre for Work with Street Children. Parents and other guests had the opportunity to get acquainted with the services offered by the centre, as well as the achievements of children. See more

30.03.2022. The team of the Centre for Work with Street Childrent, a social structure of the FYC, underwent a one-day training in first aid. The course was conducted by a lecturer of the Regional Council of the Bulgarian Red Cross - Vidin. 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.