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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.

 
Thursday, 26 May 2016 18:10 School of Politics

daniel_mitov_summer_academyBulgaria will remain a firm supporter of the democratic dreams of people as they endeavor to change. That says the Bulgarian Minster of Foreign Affairs Daniel Mitov during the opening of the 3rd Summer Academy of Strengthening Democracy on the Euro-Med Region organized by the Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitry Panitza". This year edition of the Summer Academy is devoted to the problems of democracy and education. The event is supported by the South Program 2 of the European Commission and implemented by the Council of Europe. In front of 21 young political and civic leaders from Morocco, Tunisia and Bulgaria the Bulgarian Foreign Minister stressed on the two major factors for successful development of the Mediterranean region. One of these factors is the importance of dialog and the second one is the development of the democratic institutions based on the principles. He says also that the Summer Academy is testimony of this conviction and commitment. In her speech the Executive Director of the Bulgarian School of Politics Irina Alexieva underlined the importance of the mutual knowledge. Only knowing more about each other on the two shores of the Mediterranean sea we can overcome our prejudices, our fears and to build up our common future, she says. The event will continue in the next 5 days.

 
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 14:29 School of Politics

anna_rurka_may_2016Ms. Anna Rurka met with 30 Bulgarian non-governmental organizations working in the field of migration and integration policies for refugees. She also met with representatives of the State Agency for Refugees and the UNCHR. The goal of the meetings was Ms. Anna Rurka to become familiarized with the problems of the civic sector regarding migration in order to present these problems to the Foreign Affairs ministers of the Council of Europe. The visit was organized by the Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitry Panitza".

 
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 15:14 School of Politics

blagotvoritelen_bal_2016The Charity evening of Class 2016 of the Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitry Panitza” took place on 10th May at "Lozenets" residence, Sofia. The cause of the Class 2016 is "Building a workshop for skills development for children with intellectual disabilities." The event was attended by nearly 300 guests, including MPs, ministers, diplomats, mayors and municipal councilors, civil sector representatives. The cause was also supported by the singers Mr. Orlin Goranov, Ms. Teddy Katsarova and Ms. Yoanna Dragneva and by the Ensemble of the Bulgarian Army. A total amount of 18 662 BGN was raised.

 
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 14:52 School of Politics

za_site_tahovaOn 25 April a crafts atelier with the children from the Center for Family-type Accommodation in Velingrad was organized. During it, the children created Easter baskets, which will be gifted to the main sponsors of the Center, the Mayor of Velingrad, the Chair of the Municipal Council and the municipal department of the State Agency for Child Protection. Some of the baskets will be sold on a charitable bazaar. The raised funds will be used for continuing the art activities with the children. The materials for the Crafts atelier were bought with the funds raised through the annual Charity evenings of the Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitry Panitza". 

For ninth consecutive years representatives of different cohorts of the School have been supporting the art activities of the children from the Center in Velingrad. The most active alumni are Irena Tahova from Class 2008 and Vasil Avramov from Class 2007. The initiatives are supported by the director of the Center Desislava Sandakova. The activities with the children are part of the long-term engagement of the alumni of the Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitry Panitza" with different charitable and philanthropic causes and the understanding of philanthropy as a key virtue of the contemporary leader.

 
Saturday, 23 April 2016 15:48 School of Politics

obuchenie_networking_skillsRepresentatives from different cohorts of the Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitry Panitza" were trained how to effectively create networks of supporters and to develop successful partnerships on philanthropic causes. The training was on 23 April and the trainer was Iva Koleva, who is the creator of the Idea in Action Foundation and initiator of the Caps in Action Campaign. 

During the training, the participants were introduced to the basic principles of creation of effective networks, why it is important to work in networks and which the five key elements of establishing a successful partnership are. Iva Koleva presented the experience of her foundation and its main initiative – Caps in Action, as well as the practices of other organisaions from Bulgaria and abroad. In the practical sessions, the participants exercised how to present within 3 minutes the cause on which they work, as to grab the interest of potential partners, and worked in peers on preparation of a short presentation of a mock cause in front of potential partners and adherents. 

The training " Bound into networks or how to create effective partnerships on philanthropic causes" was 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.

 
Monday, 04 April 2016 14:35 School of Politics
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Focus group part of the project "Stimulating the Debate among the Alumni of the Bulgarian school of Politics" took place on the 30-th of March. Ten graduates were discussing key hypothesis from the questionnaire on the state of democracy in Bulgaria. It covered four spheres – Civic Participation, Political Parties, Media and Institutions and was tested by the participants in the National Program 2016.

The research is done through a methodology developed by a working group of the Bulgarian School of Politics and is based on the experience of the international organization IDEA. Based on the results three key areas will be identified as problematic for Bulgaria. They will be analyzed and recommendations for overcoming and reforms will be provided. 

The project is implemented by the Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitry Panitza", with the financial support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation.

 

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