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    SUMMER SCHOOL “WHY SHOULD WE REMEMBER?”

    The summer school “Why should we remember?” organized by the Sofia Platform Foundation with the support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation, gathers annually around 20 youngsters from all over Bulgaria who become part of the community of “ambassadors of memory”. The main themes of the program are the differences between democracy and totalitarian regimes, dealing with the past and its significance for the present and future. A variety of activities address those during the summer school – interactive methods, working with archival materials, visits to important historical sites, discussions with eyewitnesses, expert lectures.

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    DEMOCRACY LAB

    Sofia Platform Foundation in collaboration with Democratic Society, City of Reykjavik and Citizens Foundation, organize a Local Democracy Lab – an online public deliberation event to discuss the condition of democracy through the lens of the Covid-19 pandemic. The event takes place in the town of Belene on Saturday, July 3, 2021.

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WHY SHOULD WE REMEMBER?

The following zine was created by the participants in our 2019 summer school “Why should we remember?” with the help of Krasimira Butseva, photography lecturer and artist, and Julian Chehirian, historian and artist. The zine tells an emotional story, captured in the words and pictures from the participants’ experiences in Belene. The summer school “Why should we remember?” is organized by the Sofia Platform Foundation with the support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation and gathers annually around 20 youngsters from all over Bulgaria who become part of the community of “ambassadors of memory”.