Meet the Bulgarian participants in the Young Climate Professionals program!

The Young Climate Professionals program launches with participants from 7 countries. At its very core is enhancing individuals’ sustainability competences. We believe that the YCPs will become agents of change who can help tackle climate issues and actively support the green transition. During our closing meeting in Berlin, the most outstanding project ideas will receive […]


New report: From ‘civic deserts’ to civic cohesion

For the past three years, our team has been working in several peripheral areas in Europe, referred to as ‘civic deserts’ – a term that describes those places perceived as offering few to no opportunities to actively participate in and learn about civic life, mainly because of deficient civic infrastructure and low civic literacy. The key findings and recommendations are now available in the report “From ‘civic deserts’ to civic cohesion”.


Conclusions report of the Local Democracy Lab in Bulgaria

Sofia Platform Foundation in collaboration with Democratic Society, City of Reykjavik and Citizens Foundation, organized a Local Democracy Lab – an online public deliberation event to discuss the condition of democracy through the lens of the Covid-19 pandemic as part of the Populism and Civic Engagement (PaCE) project. The event took place in the town […]


Mapping civic education in Europe

Visual mapping and network analysis of civic education in Europe. THE CIVICS Innovation Hub is a pan-European non-profit organisation, founded in 2021. The mission is to strengthen the democratic competence, self-efficacy, and resilience of citizens across Europe in a bottom-up manner. THE CIVICS supports both citizens and civic educators to deal with major challenges of […]


What Will the Neighbors Think?

© Nikolay Doychinov Originally published in German language in the digital magazine “AufRuhr”: They work as teachers, live in the Bulgarian provinces, and advocate democratic participation – despite all fear of judgment by others. While Katya Brankova is raising awareness about the potential of natural water sources in Razlog, Fikrie Bozova is encouraging single […]

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Louisa Slavkova took part in The Teaching of History Workshop

Sofia Platform’s Executive director, Louisa Slavkova, took part in The Teaching of History Workshop on February 21-23 2020. The workshop was organized by the The Ratiu Forum, a collaboration between LSE IDEAS and the Ratiu Democracy Centre. Among other panellists on the workshop were Prof. Christopher Coker (UK), Prof. Slobodan Markovich (Serbia), Wojciech Przybylski (Poland), […]


NECE Conference on Civic Education in Glasgow – Call for projects

Confronting Inequalities! The Role of Citizenship Education NECE Conference 2019, 24 – 27 October, Glasgow Technology Innovation Center (TIC), Strathclyde University Registration is open now! Please register here.  Read more:  NECE 2019 is proposing to discuss how the many forms of inequality – class, income, gender, race, ethnic origin, talent and geography – are affecting the rights […]

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“The Generation of Transition in Eastern Europe: A Generation of Uncertainty – a Generation of Distrust?” – Preparatory Workshop, Berlin 24 September 2018

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 […]