The competition for participation in the second edition of the Initiative for Building the Future Generation of Civic Leaders continues. The Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation is again looking for motivated young people from all over the country to participate in the second edition of the project. Until 20 November 2021, representatives of civic organisations aged up to 35 and with between 1 and 3 years of experience in a civic organisation can send their applications. Find out more about the competition and how to apply in the Application Guidelines. 

What is the purpose of the Initiative?

The Initiative aims to support the professional development in the field of civil society organizations of 30 young people from different NGOs. 

What do we offer?

We offer interactive, tailored training based on the latest trends in adult learning. 

Selected participants will gain access to a series of training sessions and follow-up support from mentors who are established national organization (NGO) leaders, journalists, marketing and public communication specialists, fundraisers and lawyers, as well as networking opportunities to share experiences and common activities.

A training programme is provided in four modules: global issues and local solutions; fundraising linked to the organisation's mission and achieving financial sustainability; strategic communication to change attitudes and overcome conflict; impact evaluation and raising desired impact.

In addition to trainings and discussions, participants will develop assignments for each of the planned modules. In developing them, participants will receive online support and additional training in the form of webinars, as well as assistance from mentors.

As a result, CSO leaders are expected to develop and improve their skills in strategic thinking, fundraising for causes, and citizen/community engagement in their organizations.

The project "Initiative for Building the Future Generation of Civic Leaders" of Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation  (WCIF) is implemented with the financial support of the Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria under the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism 2014-2021, funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.