What is Free Youth Centre?

Mission


FREE YOUTH CENTRE association is a non-government and non-profit organization created in 1997 and registered under Bulgarian legislation in social utility. FYC mission is to support the personal development of the young people in Vidin and Northwestern Bulgaria, as free citizens in a democratic society through involving them in educational programs and community activitiesis.

Programmes


Youth Voluntary Service. The programme aims to develop youth leadership and volunteering as forms of active participation of young people in the public life and to increase the social capital. From 2003 FYC is a hosting foreign volunteers organization - from US Peace Corps and European Voluntary Service.



Social and Educational Assistance. Free Youth Centre is a deliver of two social services into community - Social Assistant and Centre for Street Children. In year 2004 such centre was created in the Roma neighborhood of Vidin, which is working with the support of various donors. The main target of the programme is the well-being of the children in vulnerable position or in social risk.



InterFace. This programme aims the integration of the young people from minorities (mainly Roma) in the Bulgarian society, development of the intercultural youth collaboration and fight against all kind of discrimination and intolerance.



International programme. FYC is working for Balkan and European youth collaboration. The centre is in partnership with organizations from Romania, Serbia, Austria, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Finland, Hungary, the Netherlands, UK, USA, Turkey, Sweden, etc. The organization is an informational point of EuroDesk for Vidin.

Projects 2017

Name Reference number Donor Prognozed amound
Centre for Work with Street Children N/A Bulgarian State 208 500,00 BGN
Safe Schools Network 15.3.1.001 Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria Programme
288 084,21 EUR
Community Opposition of Disasteros Events (CODE) РД21-138 Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria Programme 280 556,42 EUR
Programme Improving the Sustainability of the National Programme on Tuberculosis 15.31.002 The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria 16 567,00 EUR
Informath: Non-formal mathematics learning methodology outside of school 2016-1-BE01-KA201-016298 Еразъм+ KA2 Strategic Partnership 184 184,00 EUR
Youth Riders CB007.1.22.012 Interreg IPA CBC Bulgaria - Serbia Programme 148 128,40 EUR
Moving Borders for Volunteering CB007.1.22.039 Interreg IPA CBC Bulgaria - Serbia Programme 144 493,53 EUR
Regional Network for Social Cohesion 16.5.2.001 Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria Programme 353 286,71 EUR