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The overall objective of the project “Active Youth for Prosperous Societies” is to encourage stronger regional youth cooperation by identifying new connecting issues based on the EU Youth strategy, which may in the long run, benefit from innovative solutions.

Short-term objectives:

1. To develop policy entrepreneurship, leadership and good governance skills in the young people from the region.

2. To promote cross-border constructive dialogue and establish transnational networks among youth in Southeast Europe to deal with key political and social issues related to young people and youth engagement in the region.

3. To exchange information on good practices and develop models of bilateral and multilateral cooperation projects in the region.

The project is implemented by the Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitry Panitza” in partnership with the Mediterranean University of Albania (Albania), the Institute for Development Policy (Kosovo) and "Forum CSRD" (North Macedonia). It is supported by the European Union through the Erasmus + program.



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Erasmus+ program. The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


The aim of the project “Agripol” is to design the curricula in green professions at vocational schools in such a way that the topics of sustainability and protection of resources is given more importance. In it the Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitry Panitza” is partnering with the lead organization Leibniz University Hanover (Germany), Agrarian University Plovdiv (Bulgaria), University College for Agricultural and Environmental Pedagogy (Austria), Democracy Center Vienna (Austria), Agricultural College Hollabrunn (Austria), PECO-Institute (Germany), Vocational School Edmunda Jankowskiego (Poland). The project is funded by the European Commission's Erasmus+ Programme (Key Action 2 – KA 202 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices).


The project aims to provide data and information on the ongoing reform of juvenile justice in Bulgaria by encouraging the activity of NGOs, media and civic activists for civic monitoring of restorative justice efforts for children. On this basis, the multidisciplinary project team will analyze the stakeholders for the successes and failures of juvenile justice in Bulgaria. The project is aimed at all stakeholders in the process, as the main target groups are civil and human rights organizations, the Ministry of Justice, the judiciary and professional organizations. In order to achieve the set goals of the activities, the project is developed in three directions: research, which includes review of documents and summary of applications for access to information, systematization and classification of available data sets and their collection in a common database, conducting 6 focus groups; analysis, which includes processing and analysis of the collected information, methodological framework and matrix of indicators for evaluation and preparation of legal, sociological and media analysis; communication campaign. The expected results of the project are specific recommendations for addressing the identified challenges, informed involvement of a wide range of stakeholders in the control and monitoring of juvenile justice reform, developed tools for ongoing objective evaluation of effectiveness, established network for civil monitoring.


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The aim of the project "Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform" is to increase the knowledge of adult course providers about organic production, marketing and branding of products through new and innovative curriculum. In it, the Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitry Panitza" is partnering with the lead organization "Forum CSRD" (North Macedonia), "Serbia Organica" (Serbia), "Eko Zadar" (Croatia), "Macedonia Export" (North Macedonia) and "Good Earth" (North Macedonia). The project is funded by the European Commission's Erasmus+ Programme (Key Action 2 – KA 204 – Strategic partnerships for adult education).


Annually the Council of Europe supports the programs of 24 schools, members of the association of the schools of political studies. For this project the Council of Europe co-finances part of the national program “Governing Skills” of the Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitry Panitza”. A program, in which every year 40 representatives of all parliamentary political parties from both Bulgarian and European parliaments and civil society leaders take part. Every autumn, the Council of Europe hosts the World Forum for Democracy in Strasburg, and finances the participation of the graduates from the 24 schools within the network who meet in order to exchange experience and ideas.