ON COMING ACTIVITIES AND AMPAIGNS 2002

National Meeting of the UNESCO Committee for Bulgaria
In the period between 7th – 9th March 2002, a National Meeting of the coordinators of UNESCO associated schools in Bulgaria will be held in Rousse, organized by the Ministry of Education. Representatives of the 56 schools in the system of the international organization will attend the meeting. The program includes presenting the activities on the projects: “The individual in a civil society – conflicts and communication”, “Family culture – spanning generations”, Ecology-based project on the “Socrates” Program of Vocational School of Electric Technologies – Rousse. A round-table discussion will be organized on the topic of: “The role of UNESCO associated schools for improving education”. A concert will be organized within the framework of the meeting by scholarship students of the Foundation. The forum will be hosted and sponsored by the “Bistra and Galina” Foundation. The Foundation undertakes to support the realization of “March Music Days - 2002” International Festival in Rousse.

Peaceful Alternatives to Conflicts through Education Project (PACE)
In the period between 16th – 22nd May an International summer camp “The Art of Synergy” will be organized within the system of UNESCO associated schools with participants from 24 countries. The discussion forum will encompass 4 students’ and 2 teachers’ workshops, visits to language schools with practical activities there, exploration and development of profiles and modules, setting up Internet discussion forums. The venue – Rousse region with travelling sessions to schools in Rousse, Shoumen, Gabrovo and Veliko Turnovo. The event will be held under the aegis of UNESCO – Paris and organized by Bulgarian Ministry of Education and SAGE in partnership with and with the financial support of “Bistra and Galina” Foundation, Rousse Municipality and Rousse Free-Trade Zone. A press center for the event will be organized on the premises of the “Bistra and Galina” Hotel.

Classrooms across Borders Project (CAB)
Financed by Switzerland through the Stability Pact of the Council of Europe, with head-coordinator Mrs. Yordanka Nenova – chairperson of School Association for Global Education SAGE; During the summer of 2002, the Third summer festival of SEE*JOY in Smolyan is expected to be financed and held for the countries of South-East Europe. Students from 12 countries: Albania, Romania, Ukraine, Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo region and Bulgaria will gather together again for 10 days in order to discuss their motivation for joint work in the sphere of civil education and global human values. Partner of SAGE will be the “Bistra and Galina” Foundation team of experts.