Sofia Platform’s team gave an open lesson on history and tolerance, in which we discussed the rescue of Bulgaria’s Jews 75 years ago with tenth and eleventh graders from Vela Blagoeva Secondary School.
We talked with students from Saints Cyril and Methodius Secondary School about Karnobat’s abandoned Jewish quarter and and its now-nonexistent Jewish population.
What does civil society mean and what does it mean to have a civic position? We discussed this with our expert Momchil Metodiev, a historian, with students from philosophy teacher Mrs. Diana Markova’s class from the Third High School of Natural Studies and Mathematics Acad. Metodiy Popov. Our discussion was part of the joint themes […]
In P. K. Yavorov Secondary School, in history teacher Ms. Galya Raynova’s class, with our expert Hristo Pangchugov, a political scientist, we played “The Prisoner’s Dilemma” and talked about the idea of justice and our rights and responsibilities as citizens within the framework of the theme “The Idea of Justice – Rights and Responsibilities of […]
After our meeting in the village of Chernoochene with the 1st place winner of the contest “Places and memory” for a research project dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the rescue of Bulgarian Jews, we headed to Kardjali, where we spoke with students of Petko R. Slaveykov Secondary School about the local Jewish community and […]
Together with the students from the Mathematical High School “Acad. Kiril Popov” in Plovdiv, we remembered the role of the city and the Orthodox Church in the rescue of 48,000 people from forced relocation, in particular the participation of the Metropolitans Cyril and Stefan.
In the class of Mrs. Tsonka Dushkova, a philosophy teacher from Sava Mladenov Secondary School, our expert on the project testing the Ministry of Education’s civic education project for eleventh and twelfth grade, politcal scientist Hristo Panchugov, presented the topic of “Politics, Democracy and the Rule of Law”.
Our team, in partnership with Associate Professor Albena Taneva and her students from the Department of Public Administration at Sofia University, presented to the students from the High School of Mathematics and Natural Studies Professor Emanuil Ivanov the topic “The memory of the fate of the Jews in Bulgaria in the Holocaust years”.
Our team, together with expert Maya Grekova, a sociologist, visited Atanas Chengelev Secondary School and economics teacher Mrs. Maria Vachkova’s class to talk about the topic of minorities and civil society.
On March 14, 2018, Sofia Platform, together with a team of students from Sofia University’s Department of Public Administration, spoke with 9th graders from St. Paisii Hilendarski High School about the fate of Bulgarian Jews during World War II.
In Paisii Hilendarski Secondary School, with the help of Donka Slavcheva, a school psychologist and philosopher, and our expert historian Bistra Stoimenova, we discussed the topic of the rise and expansion of identities with eleventh grade students.
On March 12, together with Mariana Asenova, a journalist, we visited Yordan Radichkov Secondary School, where our host was history teacher Mrs. Valya Alexandrova. With her eleventh grade class, we talked about the role of students and schools in democratic citizenship.
On March 9, we piloted our modules for testing the Ministry of Education and Science’s programs for Civil Education for eleventh grade. Together with our expert, culturologist Ralitsa Kirilova, we visited PGTE “Hristo Botev” with Mrs. Sonia Mladenova, teacher of philosophy, and we discussed the theme “Freedom, citizens and authorities” with students in the eleventh […]
In an interview with Darik Radio, Louisa Slavkova comments on what has changed, and what hasn’t, since the fall of communism in 1989.
In 2016, Sofia Platform became part of NACE (Networking Arab Civic Education), an organisation whose goal is to connect different NGOs whose work deals with the Mediterranean Arab region. Sofia Platform’s director, Louisa Slavkova, commented that the organisation is a powerful advocacy tool for the importance of civic education. https://magazine.zenith.me/en/society/connecting-arab-civil-society
The text first appeared on the blog of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. When he enters the classroom his chain rattles in his right hand. In 2014, when the world marked 25 years of the collapse of the Berlin wall, Georgi Saraivanov was 83. Gogo, as his friends called him, had sharp blue eyes and […]
The text first appeared on the blog of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. When the archives of the former Bulgarian State Security services were opened, one writer remembered with amazement an odd day of his life. Each of the members of his family, even his neighbors, had been summoned by various state institutions under […]
Sofia Platform is delighted to bring to your attention My Century TV – one of a kind historical video archive, collecting personal stories about the communist past in Bulgaria and the Balkan region. Just to give you a taste of the rich variety of video material they produce, we selected three special stories. Maestro Alipi […]
At the age of 85 Georgi Saraivanov passed away. He was one of the last political prisoners, sentences to death by the communist regime. He spent months shackled with a chain and more than 9 years in the prison in Pleven. In 1972 he ran to Germany; after the fall of the Berlin Wall he […]