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International conference within “Steps 4 LIFE” project

International conference within “Steps 4 LIFE” project

Association “International Initiatives for Cooperation” (IIC), Razlog

is organising an international conference which will be held on 05 May 2016 in the House of Europe, Sofia as part of a final event organized within “Steps 4 Life” Project. The conference will be followed by workshops addressing different non-formal methods in the work with young people in various fields. After that the project team will visit organisations in Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, Haskovo, Plovdiv and Razlog to gain and share experience on innovative and sustainable practices in non-formal education. The final event will end up with an evaluation meeting of the project team which will also identify opportunities for future cooperation between the partners and ways to build over the experience learned and expertise gain ed through the project.

The event is organised in the frame of project “Steps 4 Life” financed by Erasmus+ programme (Capacity building). The project is a continuation of two other projects “Steps 4 NGOs” and “StepsIN” financed by “Youth in action” programme. Two representatives per partner organisations will be present at the event. The whole collected experience will be shared with representatives of the non-governmental sector in Bulgaria, educational and social institutions and policy makers who are working in the field of youth development. Active citizens will be present as well.

“Steps 4 Life” project gathers 9 partners from 7 international countries. Coordinator and initiator of the project is Association International Initiatives for Cooperation and the partners are: Hope Association, Bulgaria, Open Education Center Foundation, Bulgaria, Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN), Nepal, IIWC PKBI, Indonesia, Youth for Sustainable Development Assembly Inc. (YSDA), the Philippines, Solidarites Jeunesses Vietnam (SJ Vietnam), Vietnam, Vive Mexico A.C., Mexico and Foundation in Movement: Art for Social Change, Uganda. The aim of the project is to introduce and develop prerequisite for applying of non-formal education in the youth work in countries like Mexico, Vietnam, Nepal, Indonesia, the Philippines and Uganda. Through the project the non-formal methods in youth work were introduced as a powerful tool for increasing the creative thinking, creativity and active participation in the social life of the community as well as enrichment of personal and professional life of the youngsters. Three international training courses with representatives of the target groups of the project, youth workers, youth leaders, students and representatives of active non-governmental organisations were conducted during this project. The training courses were held respectively in Morelia, Mexico (June 2015), Semarang, Indonesia (October 2015) and Hanoi, Vietnam (February 2016). The participants who passed the training modules together with the project partners will conduct five-day local trainings with different target groups on different topics concerning the local community in the period from February till April 2016.

The participation in the conference is free and if you want to be part of this event please do not hesitate to contact us via the following e-mail addresses:


or register using this link – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QkMySB1zPjkBuJWLMb7SL6-iuDmAT0svWBnrXr5OhLs/viewform


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