BSoP will work with “Global Libraries – Bulgaria” Foundation to increase the civic education of young people

The Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitry Panitza” (BSoP) will be a partner of “Global Libraries – Bulgaria” Foundation in the implementation of the “Depend on You” project. It aims to increase civic education, democratic values and engagement of young people in causes important to them.

Part of the project was the seminar held in the Metropolitan Library on December 12 and 13, where library specialists from the American Centers in the regional libraries of the country discussed with university professors, experts, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Culture, teachers and students possible ways to include young people in social processes. Together with Prof. Rumen Petrov and Lyuba Devetakova from the NBU, Kosta Kostov from the Ministry of Education and Culture, Bilyana Bogoeva from the Bulgarian School of Politics, Prof. Albena Taneva from the Sofia University and teachers from various settlements in the country, discussed issues related to how in a fascinating way, through examples and case studies, to acquaint young people with topics of civic education, to foster a sense of belonging to the community, for a critical and responsible attitude towards the environment and society.

Important for everyone was the participation of Atanas Radev, Chairman of the National Youth Forum, who drew attention to the fact that the refusal of young people to be active in the electoral process makes them subject to the will of a limited circle of people who may not like them . And finally, the most important group – the students from 128 High School “Albert Einstein”, shared their attitude towards the subject “Civic Education”, as well as their expectations that the training would be more practically oriented, with planned activities in groups and projects on topics that are important to them.

The Bulgarian School of Politics will develop a program for conducting trainings under the “Depend on You” project.