Dear friends and colleagues, Smaller organizations often struggle to tell their story. There is always something more important to do, like actually engaging with the people we work with. And they have been many in what was quite an intense year. Here is a short story of our encounters in 2018 and of some of […]
After a few months of desk research and more than 49 semi-structured interviews with representatives of the Generation of Transition from Russia to Poland, we are happy to announce that we are a step closer to publishing a report on values, attitudes and patterns of engagement of young adults in Eastern Europe. It is meant […]
Martin, Bilyana, and Adelina were among 24 high school and college students from all over the country who spent a week in late June in the town of Belene, on the banks of the Danube, to learn more about the history of Bulgaria between 1944 and 1989. The past “came alive” for them when they […]
During our summer school on the topic of democracy and memory in the city of Belene at the end of June of this year, 24 young participants, through discussions, field work on the territory of the former concentration camp, and work with archives, had the chance to speak with lecturers and researchers from the nongovernmental […]
NOVA TV reports on Sofia Platform’s summer school on remembrance of communism near the former concentration camp at Belene.
Our team, together with historian Svetlana Mihaylova, visited Knyaginya Maria Louisa Professional High School and history teacher Ms. Yana Todorova to complete the module on the topic “Constructive Communication and Interaction” with her eleventh grade class. Through the “World café” method, we were able to understand and explain, through discussion and informal conversation, a large […]
We returned to the Acad. Metodiy Popov Natural Sciences and Mathematics High School, where we met with philosophy teacher Mrs. Diana Markova’s class, along with our expert historian Momchil Metodiev, to complete the module on civic education on the topic “Civil Society and Civic Participation & Me and My Civic Position” by viewing and analyzing […]
If you are between 18 and 24 years old with an interest in the topics of memory and democracy, apply for our summer school on Persin island and in Belene, happening from the 25th till the 29th of June. You could fill the application form and find more information here. Disclaimer: The call […]
Between 18 and 20 May, Sofia Platform participated in the Jean Monnet Project “Decisions and Dilemmas 3: making learning about the EU motivating and meaningful” in Vidin, which was organised by the Bulgarian History Teachers’ Association.
In the final part of the six-hour module on civic education for the eleventh grade on “Freedom, Citizens and Power” at PGEE Bansko, together with expert Ralitsa Kirilova an history teacher and representative of the local municipal authority Mr. Yousuf Salih, we managed to explain key concepts set out in preliminary curriculum of the Ministry […]
On May 15, with the support of the Jewish Organization of the Bulgaria, Shalom, we conducted the last lesson from our project “75 years from the saving of the Bulgarian Jews” with a survivor’s account of events. Hennie Lorer told his family’s story to students in 127th School in Sofia.
On May 8th with our expert Mariana Asenova, a journalist, we went back to Yordan Radichkov Secondary School to introduce to the school management the results of our joint work with Mrs. Valea Alexandrova, historian, and XI class on the topic “The Role of Students and Schools in Democratic Citizenship”.
On 3 May, we talked with seventh graders from Chernorizets Hrabar Secondary School about the role of civil society and the residents of Plovdiv in the events surrounding the rescue of the Bulgarian Jewish community from deportation 75 years ago.
On 30 April, with students of Ms. Yana Todorova, a history teacher in the eleventh grade in Knyaginya Maria Luisa Professional High School in Sofia, we held the first part of the civic education module on “Constructive communication and interaction”. Through interactive role-playing games and intriguing discussions, together with our experts on the topic Svetlana […]
We came to Sava Mladenov Secondary School for a third and final time, during which we played the simulation game developed by our expert Hristo Panchugov, a political scientist, which puts students in the middle of a (parliamentary) election.
On 27 April, with our expert Nilitsa Kirilova, a culturologist, we returned to Hristo Botev Secondary School in Montana for the second module of the civic education lessons. With the help of engineer Ivo Ivanov, the children managed to put themselves in the role of municipal advisers and discuss a proposal for a dog park […]
On 25 April, the last 2 hours of the first civil module were held with eleventh graders at P. K. Yavorov Secondary School in Straldzha. Together with our expert Hristo Panchugov, we talked about the concepts and definitions of justice.
After the interesting first run of testing for the civic education programs for the eleventh and twelfth grade at Atanas Chenglevev Secondary School last month, we returned, with sociologist Maya Grekova, to the class of Ms. Maria Vachkova, an economics teacher. We succeeded in concluding our “Minorities and Civil Society” module through simulated games and […]
The interest that the theme “Freedom, Citizens and Power” awakened in the students in Montana led is to bring our expert Ralitsa Kirilova, culturologist, to PGEE in Bansko, to the class of history teacher of Mr. Yusuf Salih.
Together with our expert Hristo Panchugov, a political scientist, we returned to Sava Mladenov Secondary School to finish our conversation on “Politics, Democracy and the Rule of Law with eleventh graders from philosophy teacher Mrs. Tsonka Dushkova’s class.