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On the occasion of the initiative “25 Years Free Bulgaria”, organized by the Sofia Platform under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev, which had the aim to commemorate the 25th anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall, we collected essays on that topic from Bulgarian and foreign participants throughout the events and activities of the initiative. The authors are historians, researchers, writers, public and intellectual figures.
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, gathers annually around 20 youngsters from all over Bulgaria who become part of the community of “ambassadors of memory”.
CIVIC HEALTH INDEX
Thе Civic Health Index (CHI) is a sociological survey developed by Sofia Platform Foundation as part of the Civic Europe program, funded by the German organization Stiftung Mercator. The application of the Index is the work of Global Metrics – an agency for marketing and sociological research and analysis. The Index will be published in September 2021.