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Trip to Veliko Tarnovo, Varna, and Stara Zagora (July 31-Aug 7)

August 10, 2020

 

Ms. Donka Panayotova, Chair of NGO Organization Drom, participated in meetings, held in Veliko Tarnovo, Varna and Stara Zagora between July 31st and August 7th.

She took part in a local seminar, organized on EU funding for social innovation projects in Veliko Tarnovo on August 31st, organized by the local authorities. She met there with key local actors in the NGO sector to discuss opportunities for partnership in the EU context.

On August 3-4, Ms. Panayotova took part in a seminar, organized by the local economic university in Varna, entitled “Policies and Financing for Innovation and Research and participation in Horizon Europe 2021-2027”, whereas on August 5-6, she took part in a seminar in Stara Zagora, which discussed EU funding for NGOs, organized by local research institute.

Ms. Panayotova managed to present the good practice of operation of NGO Organization Drom and the new project on access to housing, funded by Open Society Foundation. She also shared few entrepreneurship ideas, developed by the team of Organization Drom. She also brought back to Vidin a lot of input and experience from local NGOs, research institutes, universities, local authorities and businesses, which will help develop better partnerships in Vidin.

The Covid-19 context is the new reality and the need to move forward requires a lot of dedication and openness on behalf of the NGO sector in Bulgaria.

Stara Zagora city

 

Varna city

 

Varna city

Veliko Tarnovo city

Veliko Tarnovo city