BSoP experts developed and implemented a training program for young leaders in Morocco

Experts of the Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimityr Panitsa” (BSoP) conducted a training for 15 young Moroccan leaders in Rabat, the capital of the Kingdom of Morocco. The training is part of the project “Leaders with a mission – supporting the process of vaccination against “Covid-19″ in isolated areas and among vulnerable groups”. The project is implemented by BSoP in partnership with the leading organization – “Citizenship School of Political Studies” in Morocco (Ecole Citoyenne des Etudes Politiques (ECEP)), and is financed by the Bulgarian Development Aid.

The training was opened by H.E. Plamen Tsolov, Ambassador of Bulgaria to Morocco on October 14. In his address to the trainees, he emphasized that despite the existing differences between countries, the confrontation with the coronavirus showed that all of them now face the same challenges. Therefore, the exchange of good practices is extremely useful.

The Executive Director of BSoP Ivan Nachev thanked Ambassador Tsolov for the support and stated that it is important not only because of the opportunity to continue the cooperation between the two schools, but also because it gives the opportunity to develop the cooperation between the two countries in new directions.

Immediately after the official opening, the training participants had the opportunity to learn about good practices from Bulgaria. Prof. Asena Serbezova, Minister of Health of Bulgaria from December 2021 to August 2022, and Tsveta Petkova, member of the Board of the National Network of Health Mediators, presented online. After the conversation and discussion with them, two specially filmed good practices were shown – from Plovdiv and Varna. The two-day training continued with lectures and trainings on successful leadership behavior during crises, communication with survivors of crises and media communication during crisis, effective methods of persuasion, coping with stress during crises, etc. Maria Mihailova, psychologist, supervisor and psychotherapist, certified crisis negotiator and critical accident negotiator for the FBI, was included as a lecturer and facilitator.

Before the start of the training, the representatives of the Bulgarian School of Politics were guests at the Embassy of Bulgaria in Morocco. At a subsequent working lunch, they discussed with Ambassador Tsolov and the partners from the “Citizenship School of Political Studies” in Morocco possible options for continuing the successful work and the new challenges facing the people of both countries.

More details about the project can be found here.