National Youth Conference 2.0 – Opportunities and Challenges

21 December, 2020

National Youth Forum, the largest youth organization in Bulgaria, which unites 45 youth organizations, organizes a three-day National Youth Conference “Youth Participation 2.0, Challenges and Opportunities”, which will be held from 18th to 20th December. The event will be held entirely online, but will also be live-streamed on the organization’s Facebook page and will start at 16:00.

Deputy Mayor Gencho Kerezov to join the panel “Digitalization of youth participation” during the third day of the conference – 20.12.2020 from 10:00 to 10:30. You will hear more about what opportunities the Sofia Municipality creates for youth participation in a digital environment, how the city encourages and supports young people to use new technologies, what policies in the field of digitalization support civic and youth participation, as well as best practices and current initiatives. 

The Conference will be attended by more than 55 young people, representatives of institutions and youth organizations, who will discuss the opportunities and challenges of youth participation at local, national and European level, as well as the digitization of youth participation in the offline environment and how conditions affect its development.

The opening of the conference will be attended by the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Nikolay Pavlov and the President of the National Youth Forum Simona Dimitrova, and panelists in the next two days are Rosalina Nedkova, Deputy President of the NMF, Stanimir Boyadzhiev from the Bulgarian Youth Red Cross, Vessela Mareva from the International Youth Center in Stara Zagora and Ahmet Kuitov from Institute “Perspectives”.

The event is part of the EU Youth Dialogue project. The aim of the Conference is to create a discussion and make recommendations on the European Youth Goal №9 “Space and participation for all”. During the forum, the future vision for youth development will be presented and a dialogue will be held between young people and the responsible institutions.

Find out more about the conference here.