Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bulgaria Association is a non-profit organization, registered in public benefit. The Association has been established in May 2006 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bulgaria Association is an affiliate member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters International and delivers mentoring services for children and youth at risk following unified international standards. More than 300 children have been included in the program and more than 550 volunteers have taken part as mentors.
Since 2017 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bulgaria Association has started to incorporate arts and culture in its work with disadvantaged children and young people as a means to fight social exclusion, encourage youth participation and help them develop soft skills and be prepared for independent life.

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AFEV is a non-profit organization founded in France in 1991. Since 2008 in Catalonia and since 2018 in Valencia, we promote social volunteering among young people to fight against social inequalities. We train and accompany each year more than 250 volunteers who act concretely in disadvantaged neighborhoods, mainly through socio-educational mentoring with children and adolescents.

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Firda (a merger of VET Friesland College and Friese Poort) stands for secondary vocational education (VET) and adult education in The Netherlands in the Friesland region and Northern Flevoland. It is the largest VET school in the Netherlands. Firda is an open educational institution and more than 20.000 students can choose from a wide variety of courses, education, job opportunities, facilities and activities. MentorProgramma Friesland is a department of the VET since 1997, it is the longest running and one of the largest school-based mentoring programme in The Netherlands. The main purpose of the mentoring program is to empower students and support them in making informed decisions. This process of empowerment takes place by connecting students to role models from the field of work and follow-up studies. “MentorProgramma Friesland” encourages students to strive for their ambition, to develop their entrepreneurial behaviour, social entrepreneurial behaviour and to learn from each other.

Melting Pro (MeP) was created in 2011 by 7 women with a shared vision: a more cohesive society and increased well-being for people through participation in culture and the arts. Based in Rome, the enterprise operates internationally to support and mentor cultural organizations and professionals that aim to engage communities in arts-led development processes.

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La Cosecha Comunicación is a multidisciplinary team of professionals with extensive experience in the communication sector and in cooperative work. La Cosecha understands communication as a participatory tool for social transformation, which is fundamental as a way to keep our communities alive and empowered. The project was born out of the need to go beyond the traditional concepts of corporate communication, to bring a more sensitive and conscious vision to the transmission of social messages.
For La Cosecha, communication is an essential and structural part of cooperation and a key element in social and personal empowerment. That is why the team works hand in hand with social and cultural projects to make them visible, get their messages across and generate a community fabric through dialogic communication and proactive action.
It seeks to build new codes, new narratives and new ways of relating to other citizens.

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Edu Playground is an organisation based in Bulgaria that has dedicated its resources towards better education for everyone.

The mission of Edu Playground is to foster and support the sustainable development of local communities and individuals’ empowerment through education and training, human rights, democratic values and international cooperation. 

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