What is Free Youth Centre?


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.


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, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Cypris, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Finland, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, UK, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Sweden, USA, Marocco, etc. The organization is an informational point of EuroDesk for Vidin.

Projects 2021

Name Reference number Donor Prognozed amound
Centre for Work with Street Children N/A Bulgarian State 127 770,00 BGN/year
European Values Education Resource for Schools (EVER Schools) 2018-1-FR01-KA201-048156 Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership 155 234,00 EUR
Through the Lens of the Other (TLO) 604877-EPP-1-2018-1-EL-EPPKA3-EU-YTH-TOG Erasmus+ KA3 European
Youth Together
499 053,35 EUR

We Belong - Exploring Europe’s Unity in Diversity

2019-2-FR02-KA205-016241 Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership

184 963,00 EUR

Moving Borders for Emergency Volunteering

CB007.2.22.065 Interreg-IPA Bulgaria - Serbia

148 275,72 EUR

InPower - Empowering of Children subjeted to ACEs 2020-1-FR01-KA201-080418 Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership 207 073.00 EUR
How to raise strong and smart children 09009301 Trust for Social Achievement Foundation 5 475.00 BGN