Youth & the Ageing Societies of Europe – for Solidarity between Generations

This project is being implemented with the financial support of the Youth in Action Programme of the European Commission in Bulgaria which is administrated by the National Centre "European Youth Programmes and Initiatives".


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With the project - “Youth & the Ageing Societies of Europe – for Solidarity between Generations” we aim to define the role of the youngsters in maintaining solidarity between generations in the European societies with rapidly increasing numbers of older people. The participants in the project will share their thoughts, views and experience on the topic, directly contributing to addressing the challenges and outlining the opportunities in front of the ageing people. Our goal is to get a bigger view on the issue and find common solutions, implementable on European level.

The project aims to answer the main questions – How can young people be of assistance, help and support to the ageing members of the society? What measures are implemented in the different countries to address these issues and how the young people participate / may participate in such initiatives? What’s the common opinion on the topic – is the older generation considered a burden to the younger? How can the ageing members of the European societies aid in the advancement of the younger ones, by sharing experience, knowledge, guidance etc.?

Participants from 5 different European countries – Hungary, Poland, Malta, Italy and Bulgaria as a hosting country and coordinator, will meet together and take part in the various project activities. Each group of participants consists of 6 people. The exchange will take place in a complex in Karlovo, Bulgaria (from 23.04.2012 to 30.04.2012). The area is one of the most beautiful parts of Bulgaria, very rich with historical monuments and interesting places to visit!

Weekly Program

Youth & Cultural Association-UTON

Giovani per l'Europa Organization

European Association of Young Regionalists (ESMR)

Giovani per l'Europa-Malta Organization

Organization for Scientific and Practical Development of the Students

Osmi dekemvri Str., block 23A Sofia 1734, Bulgaria


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The Organization for Scientific and Practical Development of Students (ONPRS) is a non-governmental organization, which was established in 2009. The members of ONPRS are students at the University for National and World Economy (UNWE) Sofia.

Our objectives are:

• Facilitate the development of cooperation with foreign higher-education institutions and businesses, thus helping students to gain practical experience abroad.

• Support the professional development and realization of the students of UNWE and young people as a whole in Bulgaria.

• Increasing the students’ interest in the scholarly and scientific development.

ONPRS organizes and participates in scientific forums, conferencesseminarsdiscussions, etc. on the topics ofeconomy, law, social sciences, IT, and the professional development of young people in Bulgaria. The organization also elaborates a variety of projects on the above mentioned topics.

We aim to develop strong and lasting relationships with members of the academic and public communities, government institutions, other non-profit organizations, etc., to add to students’ knowledge and to contribute to their professional realization.