The main goal of the project “Establishment of Pernik Youth Center – a model for high standards of youth work” is the construction of appropriate infrastructure and the introduction of effective measures and activities aimed at the social inclusion and personal development of young people on the territory of the municipality, with a special focus on vulnerable groups.

  • For its main mission, the center has to work with the youth sector and young people and to encourage their active participation in the formation of educational programs and policies at the local and national level. A priority in the implementation of the project is the selection of activities that meet the identified needs and wants of young people in the territory of the city of Pernik and ensuring their active participation.
  • International youth center – Pernik provides opportunities for non-formal education in the areas of democratic values, human rights, youth participation and social rights of young people, as well as educational support for young people in need.

The project proposal covers several specific objectives:

  • Establishment of a Youth Center with appropriate infrastructure, furniture and equipment of the building;
  • Hiring internal educational staff for the implementation of entertaining and educational activities;
  • Realization of regular educational activities based on informal educational methods, as well as entertaining ones.
  • That are aimed at personal development and improved inclusion of vulnerable groups;
  • Informing, engaging and actively involving in the activities of IYC – Pernik at least 1000 young people;
  • Promotion of the volunteering values among young people;
  • Creation and development of innovative activities for young people;
  • Meeting national standards for youth centers;
  • Ensuring sustainability of project activities.