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How a small community could be sustainable and smart, what are the common issues between a village in South of Bulgaria, a town in one of the most disadvantaged regions in the European Union  and SDG 11 Sustainable and inclusive cities was one of the topics of the second national training in Bulgaria on June 8-10 2018. In the training took part 16 participants from the fifth local partners who joined the “Global education goes local” Project in Bulgaria.

In the capacity building program took part a community center from the village of Kurtovo Konare, Haytchi NGO, a service provider in the town of Novi Pazar, two gymnasiums from Sandanski and  Kostinbrod and a youth organization from Razgrad. The first training (22-24th April 2018) was an introductory one aimed at get familiar the participants with Global education perspective and methods .  Specifics tools for teaching GE to youth have been presented through the method “learning by doing”.

The second training explored in details the topics of responsible consumption, inclusive cities from an environmental and social perspective and the gender equality challenge. Both programs have been designed with specifics spaces for customizing the “global agenda” to the local challenges. The third module (22-24th June 2018) of the capacity building program was dedicated exclusively to planning the following up actions through coaching and building up individual capacity of the participants. Sessions on planning campaigns Step by step and evaluation of local initiatives have been included as well.

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