The Joint Secretariat of the Interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Bulgaria-Serbia 2014-2020 Programme is pleased to invite all to participate in the information days related to the Call for Proposals to be held on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria. The information campaign will be held in the period 06-15 February, as follows:Read More
After exchange of volunteers in Bulgaria followed exchange in Serbia under the project of cross border cooperation of Serbia and Bulgaria. Twenty volunteers from Serbia and Bulgaria this time had a chance to visit Zajecar and Knjazevac, organizations and institutions and had a chance to volunteer in them.Read More
Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works of the Republic of Bulgaria (Managing Authority) in cooperation with Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Serbia (National Authority) Announce on the 22.01.2018 the Second Call for project proposals under the Interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Bulgaria-Serbia 2014-2020 Programme, with aim to improve the cross-border cooperation between Bulgaria and Serbia. The Programme is co-funded from the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance II (IPA II) of the European Union.Read More
11 – 13.01.2018 – The first volunteer exchange under the project “Moving Borders for Volunteering” took place in Vidin with the participation of young people from the network of volunteer centres from Bulgaria and Serbia. The agenda of the meeting included real volunteering in social services in the city, as well as presentations and discussions on volunteering.Read More
In the period 02.10.2017 – 27.10.2017 in “Bratstvo 1869” Chitalishte was trained 16 volunteers at the Volunteer Club – Kyustendil within the framework of the project “Moving borders for volunteering”. The project is implemented under the IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Program Bulgaria – Serbia with the leading organization „Timok Youth Center”, Zajecar, Serbia and Free Youth Center, Vidin, Bulgaria.
The aim of the training was to prepare youth volunteers for the upcoming practical volunteering in social institutions in the town. Kyustendil.
For 40 hours the volunteers were trained in the topics – Essence of volunteering, European Solidarity Corps, European Voluntary Service, social volunteering, communication, Feelings and Emotions, etc.
They were conducted practical sessions and role-playing games to improve communication skills and problem solving skills, use of attention skills, empathy and aggregation in communicating with others people, improving listening skills, asking questions and counseling, etc.
At the end of the training was conducted exam test and awarded certificates for volunteering in the social sphere of young people who have successfully completed the training course.
On September 29, 2017, at Bratstvo 1869 Community Centre was held selection of the volunteers who will be involved in activities under the project “Moving borders for volunteering”. The project is implemented under the IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Program Bulgaria – Serbia with the leading organization „Timok Youth Center”, Zajecar, Serbia and Free Youth Center, Vidin, Bulgaria.
6 volunteers aged 16-29 were selected on the basis of their interests, experience and motivation to participate in volunteer activities.
Within the project in Bratstvo 1869 Community Centre was created Volunteer Club, which will be a meeting place for volunteers and to conduct training and evaluation of their work.
Early in October, the training sessions of volunteers will be launched and will be trained on the themes of Essence of volunteering, European Solidarity Corps, European Voluntary Service, Social Volunteering, Communication, etc.
All young people who have successfully completed the training course will receive a certificate of volunteering in the social sphere.
The aim of the training is to prepare young volunteers for the upcoming practical volunteering activities in social institutions in the town of Kyustendil.Read More
In the last week of June, in particular from June 27th to July 2nd 2017, training for Volunteer Centers leaders in the border region was held in Belogradchik, Bulgaria.
During the training, 10 participants from 5 volunteer centers from the border region of Serbia and 10 participants from the 5 Volunteer Centers of the border region of Bulgaria had the opportunity to educate themselves in general about volunteering, selection and motivation of volunteers, volunteer supervision. The training also covered the topics of volunteer training, risk and unforeseen situations, as well as the annual cycle in working with volunteers. This was an ideal opportunity for participants to exchange experience in working with volunteers in Serbia and Bulgaria.Read More
Timok Youth Center in partnership with Free youth center from Vidin (Bulgaria) organized in Wednesday 19th of April 2017 in meeting room of RARIS press conference to present the activities under the project Moving borders for volunteering. This project TOC and FYC implements through the Interreg-IPA CBC Bulgaria–Serbia Programme.
Speakers on the conference were Goran Radisavljevic project manager, Ivan Zivkovic project coordinator and Nilolay Tsolov project coordinator.
On the same day has started a two day meeting of experts for finalization of common methodology for volunteer centers and other publication that will be published under the project.Read More
In Vidin in Bulgaria od 24th and 25th of March 2017 was realized first meeting of experts on volunteering under the project Moving borders for volunteering.
The aim of the meeting was exchange of information and experience about social volunteering, working with volunteers and methodology for volunteer centers in Bulgaria and Serbia. During the meeting clear guidelines for common methodology for volunteering across border area of Bulgaria and Serbia are defined.Read More