Youth Social Zone

The project "Youth Social Zone" is seeking young people in Plovdiv who have exciting ideas in the field of social entrepreneurship that can be of use to the local community, vulnerable groups and minorities.

A group of pre-selected 15 young people will take part in "Starters", a training programme that will be taking place in the course of a 12-month period. Assisted by experts, each participant will be developing his or her own social project, and will receive partial funding for the financing of their ideas in 2019.

Project Progress

Fifteen participants joined "Starters" in March and April 2018. They are aged 18 to 35 and come from various social and professional backgrounds. The all have their individual innovative ideas, drive and strong motivation to realise their own model for positive change in Plovdiv. They will  take part in 7 trainings and with the support of a team of experts will realize their entrepreneurial idea in 2019.

Over the course of a year, they will be learning how to:

  • Turn their entrepreneurial project or social idea into a business model.
  • Involve like-minded enthusiasts and partners into the realisation of their ideas.

"Youth Social Zone" is a project by the National Alliance for Work with Volunteers Foundation in partnership with Arete Youth Foundation ( and Bigent Germany.

Learn more about the project and related events -

Youth Social Zone - Workshop and Seminars 2018

Programme Relax



General partners

EU Japan Fest

Share this