Youths aged 18-24 are the most vulnerable to risks of poverty, social exclusion, and marginalization. The project grasps our major cause - to provide equal opportunities, so that youths' development and life success depends entirely on their own abilities, but not on finances of their families, affiliation to religious and political groups, or possession of certain connections. We will use diverse methods to make vital changes, empower the brightest youths, and add social justice in the system.
Youths in Bulgaria are exposed to the highest pressure of the severe impoverishment, lack of jobs and chances to apply your skills. Many are forced to migrate away from their families. The unfair distribution of opportunities, based rather on where you live/who you know, but not on what you know/can, adds instability in the system. That results in disastrous effects, such as lack of belief in a possible better future, loss of self-esteem and confidence, unwillingness to engage in civil activity.
We plan various activities to support youths: Roundtables, discussions, seminars, workshops; Wide-range information campaigns and online platform for available programs, scholarships, and grants; Projects aimed at involving talented youths; Specialized trainings; Private consultations with experts in career development. All that will increase youths' competitiveness, stimulate informal learning, support the idea for equal access to opportunities, and bring better chances for future realization
By providing the youths with new knowledge, information, capabilities and chances to apply their skills, we will support their sustainable social integration. The use of the most talented youth's potentials will produce positive results for the whole society. Our activities will also generate strong psychological effects, incorporate certain values, and finally - make youths believe that they can be worth, that they can be "somebody". That could really change our common future for the better!
Here is our full project description