Bulgaria

Association “Professional Forum for Education” is a non-profit organization which has a wide range of activities related to the youth work, education and culture. Partners of ours are many schools and NGOs in Bulgaria.
We have the aim of involving young people in the non-formal educational process, outdoor activities, intercultural dialogue, volunteering and other topics included in the Youth in Action Programme. We aim to foster young people’s will to express their opinion on themes, relevant to the European citizenship, how to solve problems in a non-conflict way and develop a sense of tolerance and understanding of diversity.
These goals are realized by a number of specific activities provided by our organization, such as seminars, courses, summer and winter trainings and realization of youth activities on local and national level on topics like European citizenship, employment and entrepreneurship, volunteering, Human rights, etc. These activities are designed both for pedagogues who would like to integrate non-formal educational methods in the classroom, and for young people who are motivated to learn more on these subjects and to be an active part of society.
We work with youngsters from different age groups, for whom we organize activities in the frame of "European clubs" at schools that that take place in their free time and have the aim to inform young people about important issues related to Europe, the EU, different countries in Europe and their culture, to encourage them to develop initiatives on European level.

The development of Youth projects as part of the Youth in Action programme has become a priority for us, and nowadays we consider them to be one of the most important aspects of our work as a NGO. Our members regularly participate in training courses and international seminars in order to develop their competences as youth workers and youth leaders, learn new tools and methods, relevant to non-formal education, and be able to facilitate international Youth projects. We have been partners in several youth exchanges and training courses, the topics of the projects were different, mainly related to Human Rights, ecology, youth mobility, gender equality and anti-discrimination ("Rights to Cook" 1.1 project that took place in Wales in 2011, 4.3 project "Innovation Union" in Turkey, 2011, 1.1 project "Theater for clean environment and sustainable growth" in Italy in 2012, 4.3 project "When Social meets Rights" in Portugal in 2012, PBA "Gender Connection" in Georgia in 2012).

National evening recipe: 

tarator

Tarator (таратор)


Tarator is a Bulgarian cold cucumber soup is made with yogurt, walnuts and dill. This is a no-cook refreshing summer offering that also can be left thicker and served as a dip.
Ingredients
  • 2 cucumbers, grated or finely chopped 
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated or minced
  • 8 walnut halves, finely grated or minced 
  • 1 cup yoghurt 
  • dill, salt, black pepper, pinch or 2 of cayenne pepper, oil, a pinch of sugar(optional)
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