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Wednesday, 19 October 2016 19:21 School of Politics

berlin_forum_201614 representatives from different cohorts of the Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitry Panitza" participated in the The second Berlin Forum: “In Search of Lost Universalism”. The event was organised by the Association of Schools of Political Studies and was held in Berlin on 17-18 October 2016.

The Forum brought together leading cultural figures, experts, representatives of European think tanks, international journalists and alumni of the Schools to address key democratic challenges facing Europe today and to suggest ways of promoting solidarity among young people to combat the current crisis.

The forum was attended by over 200 young public leaders from almost 40 countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, the UK and the USA.

Many discussions in different formats covered, among others, topics such as Security vs. Freedom, Politics of Memory and History, Nationalism and Migration, War and Peace, Corruption, Rule of law and civic education.

Keynote addresses were made by the President of the Association of Schools of Political Studies and former Secretary General of the Council of Europe Catherine Lalumière, German politician and former Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Bundestag Ruprecht Polenz, the first Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe Alvaro Gil-Robles, Director of Policy Planning of the Council of Europe Matjaž Gruden, the Founder of the School of Civic Education in Moscow Yuri Senokosov, and other prominent speakers.

 
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 14:11 Велизар Георгиев

dsc_3873Alumni of the Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitry Panitza" commented on the status of CBS (Correctional Boarding Schools) and a statistic, according to which over 3000 children in Bulgaria are in conflict with the law. Over 200 children are in CBSs. Only 5% of children who graduated these are successful in integrating in society. 

The topic of restorative justice for children is a personal and professional cause for some of the school's alumni and it was included in the Philanthropist Club's discussion with their proposal. The meeting took place on the 11th of October in the BSoP's office. 

Luben Georgiev, executive director of the "Re-Act" Association, was a guest at the meeting.

The Association has devoted itself to improving the lives of young disadvantaged people, working towards the gradual social inclusion and professional integration of more than 50 young people at CBS "Angel Uzunov", Rakitovo.

Georgiev told of his experience, the lessons, and the good practices of Re-Act's work in the school, as well as its plans in the field of social entrepreneurship as an alternative for disadvantaged young people.

Re-Act has developed a system for working with young people which includes 4 fields – acquiring practical and professional skills; developing creative and social skills; volunteer work, and sports.The Association is attempting to develop its idea for social entrepreneurship by founding a factory for bicycle repairs.

The Philanthropist Club is an initiative of alumni of the BSoP's National Program who are actively working on charitable and volunteer causes. Its purpose is to unite young philanthropists, to give them a place in which to meet and discuss common topics and initiatives, a place where they can exchange ideas and enrich their own charitable works, as well as where they can look for associates and inspire those around them to take part in their causes and initiatives. It is a part of the "Inspiring Others, Generating Change and Transforming Society – Philanthropy as a Core Value of Leaders" project, financed by the Charles Steward Mott Foundation.

 
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 19:12 Велизар Георгиев
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Representatives of different classes of the Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitry Panitza" discussed the opportunities for development of young people coming out of institutionalized care during the fourth meeting of the Philanthropist Club, which took place on the 27th of September at the School's office.

The work of the "Protected Home TOGETHER" project was presented at the meeting. This is a unique social enterprise for children and young people who are just leaving state institutions. It was founded by A.D.A (Architectural & Design Agency Ltd.) and the Foundation "Bulgarian Mothers' Movement".

Its founder architect Ivo Panteleev and the director of Protected Homes Dimitar Cvetkov introduced the audience to the history and the challenges of constructing a building in the Bozhurishte municipality and its transformation into a home for young people who left the institutions due to coming of age. The building has been in operation since November, 2008. Young people live there for a period of one year. During the time they are given the opportunity to attain professional and social skills.

The participants in the meeting discussed how businesses decide to work towards social causes and how they can attain their goals.

The Philanthropist Club is an initiative by alumni of the BSoP's National Program who are actively working on different charity and volunteer causes. Its goal is to unite young philanthropists, to give them "space", including virtual space, to meet and to discuss common topics and enterprises, to exchange ideas and enrich their own charitable activities, as well as to look for associates and to inspire people to take part in their causes and initiatives. It is a part of the "Inspiring Others, Generating Change and Transforming Society – Philanthropy as a Core Value of Leaders" project, financed by the Charles Steward Mott Foundation.

 
Friday, 05 August 2016 21:33 School of Politics

bogdan_bogdanovProf. Bogdan Bodanov passed away. For us he was part of the family of the Bylgarian school of politics. Dimi Panitza cieted the School together with Prof. Bogdanov. He shared with us his wisdom, love and commitment to the cause. Hea was a real leader and visionary.

We will aways remember him!

 

 

With our deepest condolences!

Irina Alexieava, Executive Director of the Bulgarian school of politics "Dimitry Panitza"

 
Friday, 22 July 2016 20:28 School of Politics

diplomaticheski“The diplomatic missions and the civic sector should work together”, said the Executive Director of the Bulgarian school of politics Dr. Irina Alexieva to the newly appointed ambassadors of Bulgaria. She was a lecturer at a mandate preparation`s training organized by the Diplomatic Institute. Ms. Alexieva presented the work of the nongovernmental organizations and discussed different options for collaboration between the civic sector and the embassies. The event was attended by over 20 diplomats.

 
Friday, 17 June 2016 09:46 Велизар Георгиев

qninaRepresentatives of different cohorts of the Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitry Panitza" discussed ideas for different forms of social entrepreneurship during the third meeting of the Philanthropist Club, which was held at 16th June in the office of the school.

A special guest speaker was Yanina Taneva – founder of "Ideas Factory Association". The organization functions since 2011 and her main focus of activity is engaging youth in the processes of decision-making, social entrepreneurship, civic education, etc.

The Philanthropist Club is an initiative of the participants in the National Program and alumni of the Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitry Panitza" who actively work on different giving and volunteering causes. Its aim is to unite young philanthropists, to provide them with a "space" where they could meet, even virtually, discuss common topics and share ideas and enrich their own giving practices, as well as look for adherents and inspire others to join them in their causes and initiatives. The Club is being realized within the project "Inspiring Others, Generating Change and Transforming Society – Philanthropy as a Core Value of the Leaders", financed by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

 
Thursday, 16 June 2016 15:44 School of Politics

logo_enUntil August 10, 2016 civic organizations and alumni of the School can nominate representatives of civil quota for the National Program 2016/2017. The main objective of the program is to educate and inspire future developers and implementers of public policies, to prepare them with vision, knowledge and responsibility for effective management and leadership based on the rule of law, respect of human rights, accountability and open dialogue. More information about the program can be found at:

http://www.schoolofpolitics.org/index.php/programs/nacionalna-programa/info-1

Applications must be submitted online via the website of the School. Detailed information and documents required for nomination and application can be found at:

http://www.schoolofpolitics.org/index.php/programs/nacionalna-programa/kandidatstvane

Successful applicants will be invited for an interview at the School’s office. They will complete tests as well.

The first course of the National Programme 2016/2017 will begin in November.

 
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 17:49 Велизар Георгиев
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21 young political and community leaders who have graduated the Schools of Political Studies in Bulgaria, Tunisia and Morocco have successfully concluded their participation in the third Summer Academy for Strengthening Democracy in the Euro-Med Region, dedicated to democracy and education.

 

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