In May 2014. the training of the youth workers and the roma mediators started and it will be conducted by a team of trainers from the Council of Europe – partner in the project “Capacity Building” financed under Component 3 of Program BG06 “Children and youth at risk” through the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009 – 2014. The training started with the first task – “Community mapping”, during which the team swept all neighborhoods in the city, described the current status, surveyed residents, the goal here was to get a clearer idea of the living conditions of the young people.
The training continued with the first seminar in Sofia, during which the team of trainers familiarize the youth workers and the roma mediators with the experience of the “Youth Department” at the Council of Europe, as well as ways to ensure the quality of work in youth centers. They briefed the participants also about the work carried out in the European Youth Centres regarding the participation of young roma and addressing the needs of disadvantaged young people as a whole.
The training of the youth workers and the roma mediators took place from 25.09. to 30.09.2014.