Active Communities for Development Alternatives

Introductory meeting within the project "Active Communities: Building Capacity for Change"

Monday, 27 June 2016

On June 24 - 25, 2016 in Sofia was held the introductory meeting within the project "Active Communities: Building Capacity for Change" of Platform AGORA. The aim was to discuss the concept, stages, mechanisms and expected results of the project and to coordinate the schedule and commitments of the participating 12 municipalities. The project is funded by America for Bulgaria Foundation and its activities will continue till July 2018.

The project activities build on the results achieved in the implementation of the previous AGORA projects in the respective municipalities. They are bound in such a way as to offer an overall model of a civil behaviour, aimed at social and local development with an emphasis on the process sustainability.

The model will be implemented in 12 Bulgarian municipalities, located throughout the country. Eight of them are municipalities, where the AGORA approach was applied in previous projects and sustainable results in the implementation of community initiatives were achieved. Four municipalities, which were not targeted in previous AGORA projects will test the model as a pilot one.

The project objective is to develop, strengthen and promote a sustainable model of empowering communities based on local leadership, active citizenship behaviour and mobilization of local resources.

The project is directed towards effective policy making for sustainable community empowerment. In the project implementation period, AGORA will propose to the municipalities a set of mechanisms and models for establishment of sustainable recourses for civic participation and community development.

Support for Platform AGORA is provided by the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The statements and opinions expressed herein are solely those of Platform AGORA and do not necessarily reflect the views of the America for Bulgaria Foundation or its affiliates. 



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