Youth Center Plovdiv http://youthcenter.local Община Пловдив zaderg zdresg Non-formal education <p>Non-formal education is a purposeful learning that takes place in a diverse environment. It is voluntary in its essence and its basis is the learners and their individual needs. Thanks to non-formal education, a number of key competences and skills are developed to support the personal and professional development of participants in the educational process.</p> <p>&nbsp;Youth Center Plovdiv&nbsp;provides a wide range of nonformal educational modules in the field of civic education and human rights, non-conflict communication and dealing with aggression, career development, healthy lifestyle. The trainings are led by a team of youth workers and Roma mediators who have&nbsp;been trained for&nbsp;implementing activities in the field of youth work.</p> International Youth Exchanges <p>Youth exchanges aim at bringing together groups of young people, thus providing opportunities for acquaintance with different cultures, exchange of experience and ideas, and discussions on various topics. The Youth Center Plovdiv hosted exchanges with young people from Norway, Latvia, Austria, South Korea and Japan. As a result of the implemented activities, the work of the center is promoted as well as the city of Plovdiv as an attractive destination.</p> Regional visits <p>One of the main activities of the Plovdiv Youth Center is the regional visits. Their aim is&nbsp;to explore&nbsp;the needs of the&nbsp;young people leaving in the&nbsp;region of Plovdiv&nbsp;and to develop programmes aiminig at supporrting the young people in their personal and professional development. The center's team has visited the following towns: Perushtitsa, Hissarya, Parvomai, Saedinenie, Sadovo, Rakovski, Asenovgrad, Kurtovo Konare. During the visits the activities of the center were presented. Discussions and nonformal educational activities were held. Long term partnerships were established with part of the municipalities and joined activities were implemented.</p> Field work <p><br />The main activities of part of the field work includes community mapping of target groups, identifying main problem areas on which to work, as well as conducting surveys, interviews and focus groups.</p> Наръчник по програма за дигитално-медийна грамотност „Младите (въз)действат“ Round tables <p><span>8 round tables were held with representatives of different institutions, youth organizations, schools, universities and other stakeholders. During the round tables the following topics were addressed: Problems and challenges for young people, youth participation, aim of the youth worker's profession, youth entrepreneurship, vision for youth. As a result of the round tables the communication between the local authorities and the youth organizations was improved as well as a common strategy for improvement of the welfare of the young people in the city of Plovdiv.</span></p> Clubs <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Part of the center's activities&nbsp;is the organization and implementation of&nbsp;youth clubs. The main goal of the clubs is to develop creative thinking as well as to build leadership and presentation skills. Any creative young person can take part in the club the &nbsp;"Artist in Me". The main&nbsp;aim of the club is to provide the particiapnts with the possibility for the development of their creativity&nbsp;and to present the different&nbsp;type of&nbsp;arts - music, theater, fine arts.</span></p> Club of the "Olympic Medalist" <p style="text-align: justify;">Plovdiv is a city of sport. Here is the birthplace of 50 Olympic medalists who have glorified our country with their successes in academic rowing, canoeing, kayaking, weightlifting, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, etc. It is not by chance that in 2015 Plovdiv was declared a European city of sport. Hosted by numerous European and world championships, the city continues to think about the development of Bulgarian sport. That is why, today, February 23 at 11:00 am at the initiative of the Youth Center Plovdiv, was founded the Club of "Olympia".</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The goal of the club is to popularize the mass sport of children and adolescents and motivate them to work from an early age. Olympic medalists from Plovdiv will be presenting their disciplines personally and conducting open free training for those wishing to play on the grounds of the Youth Center of the Rowing Base. It is planned to start in March and be twice a month. The club will aim to offer and implement ideas that support sport at the local and national level. Special thanks to all Olympic medalists who supported the idea, namely: Nikolay Buhalov-canu; Asen Zlatev - lifting of weights; Petar Zapryanov - shooting; Annie Uzunova - Volleyball;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Georgi Vassilev-football; Penka Stoyanova - Basketball; Sika Kelbecheva - academic rowing; Angelina Mihaylova - Basketball; Stoyan Gunchev - Volleyball; Ivan Mihaylov - boxing; Nonka Matova - shooting; Caspar Simeonov-Volleyball, Magdalena Georgieva - Academic Rowing; Stoyanka Gruycheva - academic rowing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For more information:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href=""></a></p> Public information campaigns <p>The activity aims at full promotion and transparency. In this way, the general public is informed, regular and comprehensive information on the opportunities and activities that the center offers. The conduct of the media and information campaign includes the publication of press releases, meetings with representatives of the press, participation in various media events.</p> Charity campaigns <p><span class="_5yl5"><span>Each year Youth Centre Plovdiv is organising Christmas and Easter charity bazaar under the name "From children to children", in which participate more than 20 schools,organisations and independent artists.The aim of the event is to support different cause. At the last Christmas bazaar the participants managed to raise 5490 lv. to support children and youth at risk.The Youth center is also a host to many football tournaments and sport events with the purpose of charity. One of our main task is to teach the children and the youths to be sympathetic and to unite around common causes.</span></span></p> Children's educational workshops <p>The Youth Center of Plovdiv started in July 2017 a cycle of educational funny workshops for children from 6 to 12 years on "Me and the world around me". The goal is through entertaining creative activities that children have more accessible knowledge about the different aspects of the world and nature; to build positive attitudes and aesthetics, to stimulate freedom in communication, creativity, belief in one's own abilities.</p> <p>The workshops have predefined themes, the idea being in the long-term plan to deal with various topics of life - nature, ecology, arts, science,history, culture, etc. They are led by a pedagogue with many years of experience, but in some cases guests will be invited - proven in their field.</p> <p>The workshops are held every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 13:00 in the yard or the Youth Center building.</p> Kindergartens <p style="text-align: justify;">For the first time on June 5th to September 1, 2017, in the territory of the Youth Center were organized and held three daycares that were sporting:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The organizers are:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Victoria Volei NGO (Victoria)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">FC "Kronos 2016" SOPD (Blue Summer)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Super Star EOOD&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The three work in cooperation with the Youth Center and have been practicing sports, outdoor activities, English language and computer skills throughout the summer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">All-day sports with qualified trainers in various sports disciplines (football, volleyball, basketball), English and computer lecturers with the assistance of the Plovdiv Youth Center have made it possible for the children to spend their summer vacation full and interesting and the parents to be comfortable for them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>D</span><span>aycare is held during the summer months from June to September.</span></p> Design workshops <p>For the first time in Plovdiv children from 6 to 12 years old and parents will have the chance to get acquainted with the innovative method of "design thinking". The initiator of its introduction to the city is Municipal enterprise "Youth Center Plovdiv", and the system, with which the children will develop skills and abilities, is &nbsp;Red Paper Plane.</p> <p>&nbsp;The activities that the children will be involved in ,are creative projects - job-based "missions" , each mission being realized in 5 consecutive workshops. The mission of design missions is to develop in the teens of the 21st century - teamwork, problem solving, creativity, empathy, confidence, patience, concentration, experimentation. <span id="result_box" lang="en"><span>During the implementation of the missions, parents take an active part in the activities and get acquainted with the innovative method.</span></span></p> <p>Red Paper Plane &nbsp;&ldquo;Design Thinking&rdquo; will be held every Saturday from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm in the building of the Youth Center Plovdiv, Rowing Base, and the registration will take place at 0898 394219.</p> Trainings in local schools <div> <p>The team of &nbsp;Мunicipal enterprise"Youth Center Plovdiv" regularly conducts information campaigns and trainings in local schools. The aim is for young people to be informed about the activities of the center and to be actively involved in them.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Trainings of the Youth Center Team Plovdiv <p>One of the main management strategies of "Youth Center Plovdiv" is that the team participate in a number of trainings that support them in the process of developing contact and building connections with the young people. Thanks to the support of our partners -&nbsp; Association "FAR" - Burgas and&nbsp; Center for Suggestopedia "Vihrovenia" we actively receive the additional professional qualification.</p> <p>In addition to this, the team participates in international youth exchanges and trainings organized by the Council of Europe. We also extend our competencies and skills in the field of social media, digital marketing and marketing for hotels, sourcing, organizing and conducting charity events,&nbsp; building and developing alternative environmental spaces.</p> <p>The systemic trainings of the team help to raise the level and&nbsp; the quality of the activities with young people, which also meets the standards of the Council of Europe</p> Training for parents and educators <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Upbringing and cooperation of children - seminar evening</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img src="/uploads/assets/images/27459623_1696777420380614_6634629917857934918_n.jpg" alt="" width="497" height="256" /><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Most current parents / teachers are educated in the model to encourage good / acceptable behavior and to punish bad / unwanted behavior. Therefore, our aspiration to educate children with understanding, empathy and mutual assistance also includes the effort to overcome this pattern. This is often a step that parents / teachers underestimate, and it plays a key role in how we respond to emotionally challenging situations. How to deal with this pattern is one of the questions of the evening with Emilia Ilieva-Krainova.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Aggression in Children as an Invitation to Meet</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img src="/uploads/assets/images/26239696_1649310175123798_1250271473425682503_n.jpg" alt="" width="504" height="264" /></strong></p> <p>A lecture on "Aggression in children as an invitation for meeting" with guest lecturer Emilia Ilieva-Krainova at the "Youth Center Plovdiv" .The lecture is intended for parents, teachers and educators and will present the approach of empathy in coping with conflicting situations among children and will look at real examples of its implementation.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><br /></strong></p> Training for youth people with guest lecturer <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<strong>Mini Machines</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img src="/uploads/assets/images/27540834_1677017015686447_7500148687910168158_n.jpg" alt="" width="665" height="348" /></strong></p> <p>Have you ever considered why in most job ads there is a requirement for "good communication skills"? And why in all the lists of the most important skills for success in the future the ability to communicate is always in the top three? It is very simple - the success in almost every endeavor, in which other people are involved, depends on communication.</p> <p>So if you want to find out what are the main principles of good communication and how to make friends, how to communicate effectively your ideas and inspire people around you - we are waiting for you on March 10 at 14:00 at the Plovdiv Youth Center</p> <p>And be prepared for a challenge, Misho Stefanov - the man who turns the young people of Bulgaria into real Mini Machines, will be waiting for you.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>How to make your dream come true?</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img src="/uploads/assets/images/27750321_1681422805245868_7243955285471538065_n.jpg" alt="" width="681" height="357" /><br /></strong></p> <p>The Seminar "How to Make Your Dreams a Reality?" is result oriented and will allow you to leave the indecision behind you, move boldly forward,be more self-confident, and develop a clear idea of ​​the right path to success.</p> <p>You will get an easy-to-follow framework to define your priorities and action steps you need to take to achieve your goals.<br />The evening seminar with Stoyan Tassev will help you determine the direction to follow by showing you the key to success.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Financial Literacy</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/uploads/assets/images/26992292_1652412138146935_7697191417071097174_n.jpg" alt="" width="548" height="287" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>On February 10, 2018, there will be a training on "Financial literacy" with guest lecturer Stoyne Vasilev, financial consultant and creator of Each of us has some dreams - to study abroad, to become rich, to travel. Many of these are related to money.</p> <p>However, as well as the other goods of the Earth , they are limited and mostly unevenly distributed. This means that we need sufficient financial knowledge and skills to make the best decisions and increase our wealth, which will allow us to achieve our goals. These knowledge and skills we have are our financial literacy. During the training we will learn from Stoyne Vasilev how to set up a monthly budget, how to allocate the money (so that they can reach us), how to shop smartly and how to afford more expensive things. We will also play the game &rdquo; Smart Money&rdquo;, which will help us achieve our dreams.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>How to be successful digital ninjas with Justin Toms</strong></p> <h2 style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Roboto,'Arial Regular',arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 500; line-height: 1.1; color: #4c4c4c; margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 20px; top: 0px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; letter-spacing: normal; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; text-align: center;"><strong style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: bold;"><img src="/uploads/assets/images/23380392_1566543406733809_975614134051017171_n.jpg" alt="" width="609" height="318" /></strong></h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: bold;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'Arial Regular', arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; display: inline !important; float: none;">On 25.11.2017 (Saturday) in the Youth Center Plovdiv&nbsp; hosted&nbsp; free seminar - discussion on &ldquo;How to be successful digital ninjas with Justin Toms&rdquo;. We were looking for the answers to questions like: What skills are needed to be successful? How to be digital ninjas and what will this bring us? How we develop our own ideas and find supporters and support online? What are the main channels for serious communication and insights into our success online? This event was aimed at young people but also open to anyone wishing to gain knowledge about successful online communication.</span><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> Youth Forum <p><span class="_5yl5"><span>Youth Forum "Truth or Dare" is an event of Youth Center Plovdiv, aimed at expanding the horizons of young people, supporting their personal development and new knowledge and skills. Within several consecutive days, young people across the country are involved in various activities to learn about stereotypes, prejudices, discrimination, communication, partnerships, teamwork, safety online. The young people are challenged by the best professionals in Bulgaria to think outside the box, to create ideas and projects and to present them successfully.</span></span></p> Educational forum <p><span class="_5yl5"><span>The team of Municipal Enterprise "Youth Center Plovdiv" organizes for the staff of all educational institutions on the territory of the city and region forums with different thematics. The events are aimed at presenting innovative approaches and methods for active inclusion and engagement in the learning process.</span></span></p> Program "Cyberscout" <p>The issues in the virtual reality and in the online communication are enhanced with each year. This is the reason why the team of &ldquo;Youth Centre Plovdiv&rdquo; was trained by the National Centre for Safety Online. The main aim of the &ldquo;Cyber scout&rdquo; Program is to raise awareness in teachers and students about the risks in the Internet through the method of &ldquo;peer to peer&rdquo; education. Students from 5<sup>th</sup> grade are involved in a two-day training for safety online and pass their knowledge to their peers in the role of cyber scouts. They oppose the online risks such as technical problems (viruses), online bullying, strangers in the net and pedophiles. The cyber scouts who have successfully passed the training receive certificates. Afterwards they are able to participate in a competition with other trained students from different towns and schools, as well as to plan and implement public activities targeted at their peers.</p>