“ECOWORLD RODOPI” ORGANIZED ANOTHER USEFUL TRAINING FOR SMOLYAN’S YOUNG PEOPLE
Fifteen young people from Smolyan participated in a training on “School for citizens – participatory process”, which was held from the 20th to the 22nd of February, in the hall of the Youth Center in the district town.
Some of the topics discussed at the three-day forum were connected with the legal possibilities for civil society’s influence on local communities, tolerance and multicultural understanding, the impact modes of the local governments, as well as the legal aspects of the concept of civilian control. The young people simulated a meeting of a city council, wrote essays on important topics related to the personal development and the active citizenship, and discussed urgent problems of local and national level.
“We are the future of our city and, demonstrating activity, we stand firmly against the claim spread in the recent weeks that young are passive and uninterested in the life around them.” It was one of the many conclusions reached by the group of learners at the end of the course.
The training was conducted under the “Promoting the active citizenship of young people” project, financed under the program for support of NGOs in Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area. There will be another interesting and useful activities for the Smolyan’s young people in the frame of this project, which will be conducted by experts from the partner organization of CTW – Norway.