The Municipality of Pernik held an opening event for the presentation of the project BGLD-2.001-0001 Establishment of Youth Center in Pernik - a model for high standards of youth work, where the project team explained the main activities set in it and the work of the Youth centre.
The main objective of the project is to provide effective activities aimed at social inclusion and personal development of young people in the municipality with a special focus on vulnerable groups, develop quality youth activities and policies at local, national and international level, and build appropriate infrastructure. The main mission of the Center is to serve the youth sector and young people, encourage their active participation in the formulation of educational programmes and policies at a local and national level. Priority in the project implementation will be to provide activities that will meet the identified needs of young people in Pernik and ensure their active participation in the activities of the Center. Youth Center Pernik will provide opportunities for non-formal education in the areas of democratic values, human rights, youth participation and social rights and will provide educational support for young people in need. The Center will develop activities in several key areas, including social inclusion activities, training and education modules, developing the international relations with organizations with a similar vision and mission.
Measures for social cohesion and exchange of experience with the Youth Centers in Bulgaria and the donor countries were also presented at the event.