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 […]
Sofia Platform, together with our Croatian partners from Stifung Wissen am Werk presented the results from a comparative analysis between Bulgaria and Croatia in the context of the refugee crisis during the conference “Children of Transition. Children of War” which took place on 3-5 November 2016 at the University of Vienna. In the paper “The […]
Who is Georgi Markov? Do you want to learn more about the Bulgarian dissident, journalist and writer? Sofia Platform has conducted series of lectures “Georgi Markov: Firsthand accounts” which were held in five universities in Bulgaria in the period 17 – 21 October 2016. The initiative aimed to familiarise Bulgarian students with the importance of […]
Sofia Platform is proud to announce the beginning of its newest project “Lessons from the past: what happened before ’89?” which started in March 2016 and is conducted under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rossen Plevneliev. Support for Sofia Platform is provided by the America for Bulgaria foundation. The statements […]
Yordan Sokolov, a prominent Bulgarian politician, attorney and statesman, passed away today at the age of 83. He was President of the 38th Bulgarian National Assembly and Minister of Internal Affairs in the government of Filip Dimitrov. Yordan Sokolov was one of the most notable persons associated with the Union of the Democratic Forces, the […]
Sofia Platform in cooperation with UNDP-Iraq organised a training seminar on the topic “Minorities rights and minorities participation and representation in politics. National and local level governance – policies and practices” with the participation of representatives of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament and the non-governmental sector in Iraq. The training was […]
Sofia Platform in cooperation with the European Council on Foreign Relations and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria organised an international round table discussion “The EU in a changing global environment: What next for EU’s Neighbours” with think-tank representatives in the framework of EU’s Global Foreign Policy Strategy Review and the review of the […]
In the context of worrisome statistics and reports, showing worsening media freedom in Bulgaria, new forms of journalism are finding their way into the media landscape. A handful of young freelance journalists create their projects on their own and cover hotspots, the information about which is either scarce or provided only by foreign information services. The […]
In a national public opinion survey, 25 years of democratic changes in Bulgaria, pollsters interviewed 1200 Bulgarian citizens aged 16 and over. The interviewees represented a cross-section of gender, age and education-levels and came from a representative range of rural, suburban and urban areas. The study was part of the 25 years free Bulgaria initiative […]
Sofia Platform and the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey organized a public discussion with Tuna Kiremitci, author and composer from Istanbul, awarded for numerous short films. Popular in Turkey and already published in Bulgarian, Mr. Kiremitci shared his impressions regarding the relations between Bulgaria and Turkey. The event took place on September 1st, 2014 […]