"How to be active citizens?" - webinar (Bulgaria)


UPDATE: Recordings of the webinar are available here: https://civilspace.eu/en/how-to-be-active-citizens-webinar-recording

When22, 23 and 30 May 2021, 10:30–13:30 EEST

Language: Bulgarian

What is the webinar about?

During this 3-day webinar we will try to understand and gain knowledge about social mechanisms: How to be an active in building and develop better societies? How to keep our effectiveness long-term without becoming disheartened? We will talk about and get to know through diverse excercises the nature of leadership, negotiation, public discussion and power. We will offer a model for organizing civil actions and techniques for creating active and confident citizens who have the necessary culture to participate, build trust, take responsibility, negotiate and unite people.

The training includes role-plays, exercises, discussions, group work, exchange of experience and a task for preparation before the last part.

In order to connect with each other better, even behind the screens, and to make our experience more fruitful we advise you to join the webinar with camera and microphone.

Who is it for?

The training is aimed at representatives of CSOs, community groups, movements, activists who are dedicated to their causes and are trying to contribute to the well-being of our society and environment.


Which topics will be covered?

  • We will go into the relationships – personal, private and public; with ourselves and those in power; short-term and long-term ones. Through a roll-play we will practice how to establish new relationships and try out how to connect with other people.
  • What the power is and the meeting with it looks like, how to prepare and what to expect. We will experience the clash with the absolute power.
  • We will look at civil society from three different angles. And we will face the truth of why the efforts of CSOs seem like an incessant struggle against an invisible and destructive opponent.
  • What does it mean to act – do we see the big picture, how and what are we preparing for, what are we doing, do we value our time and efforts, do we learn from our successes and failures, do we perfect ourselves?


Who will be the trainer?

Ilian Iliev is an ecologist, part of the team of Public Center for Environment and Sustainable Development in Varna. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of environmental protection, civic participation, campaigning, training and consulting of active citizens and CSOs.

Ilian is currently part of the BEPF team which provides consultations and mentoring to CSOs and civic groups on topics within his competence – civil participation, interaction with institutions, ecology and environment.


Registration is open until 20 May 2021

Register here: https://forms.gle/muSEKgFinZNPujibA

Zoom link will be sent via e-mail to the registered participants.

Participation in the training is free but places are limited. If you have registered but are unable to attend, please let us know so we can offer your place to another participant.



Bulgarian Environmental Partnership Foundation, office@bepf-bg.org