Contest for a creative youth idea

The National Alliance for Volunteer Action has announced a contest for a creative youth idea on a project from the program of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019. It is open for young people aged between 14 and 35 years, and there are no social or professional restrictions. Participants may be students or unemployed youths who have interesting ideas in the spheres of social entrepreneurship and working with vulnerable groups and ethnicities.

The deadline for applying is 15. March 2018. Anyone who would like to realize their own project for a positive change in Plovdiv should fill in a short questionnaire on the website:

The organizers are going to select 15 young people who have the most innovative ideas, and who are going to develop and improve their skills with the help of experts from the National Alliance for Volunteer Action.

The initiative is included in the project on Youth Social Zone – which is a part of the program of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019, and it aims to provide young people in Plovdiv with the opportunity to plan and realize their own ideas that would help local communities, as well as vulnerable groups and people from different ethnicities and minorities. The training program is also going to provide participants with a partial financial aid to realize their projects.

During the program participants are going to:

  • Understand how to develop an entrepreneurial or a social idea as a business model;
  • Learn how to attract associates and partners for the realization of their idea;
  • Receive a partial financial aid to realize their idea;
  • Receive inspiration and experience from successful Bulgarian and European entrepreneurs. 

You can find more information on the project and the program on



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