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In Bulgaria we often hear the expression "it was better in Bai-Tosho's time" from young people who don't know the reality of the period. For them, and for all those who want to learn...
PROTEUS is a project funded by the EU’s CERV program and it aims to enhance the sustainability of civil society organizations and support democratic participation through capacity building and f...
PROTEUS is a project funded by the EU’s CERV program and it aims to enhance the sustainability of civil society organizations and support democratic participation through capacity building and f...
Everyone can have a virtual conversation with a survivor from a communist labor camp, take a virtual tour of the Belene camp or join a tour of the actual site. This is now possible with the belene.cam...
The exhibition "Reading during Socialism: the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and the People’s Republic of Bulgaria (PRB)" is available free of charge from August 2023 as a set o...
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 a...
CIVIC SCOUTS AT WORK е обучителна програма, която развива социалните и гражданските компетенции на екипи и служители на частни компании (онлайн и на живо) на работното им място. Пилотното издание на п...
The joint project of the Sofia Platform Foundation and Street Law, Inc., supported by the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria, ‘Lawyers Helping Civics Teachers’ has come to an end. The goal of t...
Visualization: Julia Hoffmann From ‘civic deserts’ to civic cohesion How exploring Europe´s peripheries can inspire ways of improving civic life   For the past three yea...
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 th...
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 strength...
This conversation about the EU is not going to be held in a class room or a conference hall.   The Sofia Platform Foundation and Inside Joke Stand-up Comedy are organizing a series of three s...
© Nikolay Doychinov   Originally published in German language in the digital magazine “AufRuhr”: https://www.aufruhr-magazin.de/europa/die-quelle-der-teilhabe/.   Th...
What role does civil society play in times of transition? Do join us to discuss this question in a histoTALK on 15 March, 2pm CET! Join the webinar at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81187626676. A live s...
The end of WWII, in 1945, was ground zero for Europe and the world. The West began to rebuild their homes, institutions, and re-commit to democratic norms. But the East set on a 45-year long path in w...
Series of online talks Through the lens of Transition – How the corona pandemic brings back images of the time of transition In this series of talks, organized in the context of the Transiti...
Given the current situation, the need for online meeting formats grew exponentially and is now more important than ever. With this comes the inevitability to start training ourselves in both adapting ...
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 be...
Apart from the numerous events Sofia Platform has organized locally around the 10th November to raise awareness on celebrating 30 years since the beginning of transition from communism, we gathered ou...
We are celebrating the 30’th anniversary of the beginning of democratic transition with series of events. 90’s stand-up – 10.11.2019, 20.30, Книгата (The Book) This year we will ...
Confronting Inequalities! The Role of Citizenship Education NECE Conference 2019, 24 – 27 October, Glasgow Technology Innovation Center (TIC), Strathclyde University Registration is open now! P...
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 ...
High school senior Martin Dimitrov signed up for the summer school on Bulgaria’s socialist past to make up for the lack of information on the topic in history textbooks and in the public discour...
During our summer school on the topic of democracy and memory in the city of Belene at the end of June of this year, 24 young participants, through discussions, field work on the territory of the form...
Our team, together with historian Svetlana Mihaylova, visited Knyaginya Maria Louisa Professional High School and history teacher Ms. Yana Todorova to complete the module on the topic “Construct...
We returned to the Acad. Metodiy Popov Natural Sciences and Mathematics High School, where we met with philosophy teacher Mrs. Diana Markova’s class, along with our expert historian Momchil Meto...
If you are between 18 and 24 years old with an interest in the topics of memory and democracy, apply for our summer school on Persin island and in Belene, happening from the 25th till the 29th of June...
Between 18 and 20 May, Sofia Platform participated in the Jean Monnet Project “Decisions and Dilemmas 3: making learning about the EU motivating and meaningful” in Vidin, which was organis...
In the final part of the six-hour module on civic education for the eleventh grade on “Freedom, Citizens and Power” at PGEE Bansko, together with expert Ralitsa Kirilova an history teacher...
On May 15, with the support of the Jewish Organization of the Bulgaria, Shalom, we conducted the last lesson from our project “75 years from the saving of the Bulgarian Jews” with a surviv...
On May 8th with our expert Mariana Asenova, a journalist, we went back to Yordan Radichkov Secondary School to introduce to the school management the results of our joint work with Mrs. Valea Alexandr...
On 3 May, we talked with seventh graders from Chernorizets Hrabar Secondary School about the role of civil society and the residents of Plovdiv in the events surrounding the rescue of the Bulgarian Je...
We came to Sava Mladenov Secondary School for a third and final time, during which we played the simulation game developed by our expert Hristo Panchugov, a political scientist, which puts students in...
On 30 April, with students of Ms. Yana Todorova, a history teacher in the eleventh grade in Knyaginya Maria Luisa Professional High School in Sofia, we held the first part of the civic education modul...
 On 27 April, with our expert Nilitsa Kirilova, a culturologist, we returned to Hristo Botev Secondary School in Montana for the second module of the civic education lessons. With the help of eng...
On 25 April, the last 2 hours of the first civil module were held with eleventh graders at P. K. Yavorov Secondary School in Straldzha. Together with our expert Hristo Panchugov, we talked about the c...
After the interesting first run of testing for the civic education programs for the eleventh and twelfth grade at Atanas Chenglevev Secondary School last month, we returned, with sociologist Maya Grek...
The interest that the theme “Freedom, Citizens and Power” awakened in the students in Montana led is to bring our expert Ralitsa Kirilova, culturologist, to PGEE in Bansko, to the class of...
With our team, we returned to the final part of the six-hour module on the subject “Rise and Expansion of Identities” in the class of Ms. Donka Slavcheva, a school psychologist and philoso...
Together with our expert Hristo Panchugov, a political scientist, we returned to Sava Mladenov Secondary School to finish our conversation on “Politics, Democracy and the Rule of Law with eleven...
In an interview with Bloomberg, Louisa Slavkova shared her thoughts on the meeting between Turkey and the EU, commenting that she thought of it as beneficial regardless of its outcome. https://www.bl...
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 Seco...
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” an...
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&r...
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 Bulg...
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...
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 ...
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 Mat...
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 ...
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 ab...
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 expa...
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