Grant NumberBG_2009_08
TypeIn-Country Grant
OrganizationAssociation of Sociology Students at the Sofia University (ASSSU)
Project NameBulgaria at NMUN 2010-2012
Amount AwardedUSD 49,995.00
Grant PeriodNovember 01, 2009 - April 10, 2012
Project Description

a) Goal and objectives To provoke young people’s awareness of global issues and thus to increase their civic competences and stimulate their engagement The objectives are: 1. To acquaint students with global issues and create a debate on their country’s place in the global context and their personal role. To allow a group of selected students to participate in the National Model United Nations (NMUN) - a forum for discussing global concerns in a context that closely parallels the "real world". 2. To develop young people’s skills of public debating, expressing, defending a political position, policymaking and interaction with different institutions. 3. To present them with an opportunity to become a part of social and institutional networks on local and global level. b) Activities 1. Getting in touch with the Embassy of the country the NMNU team will represent; 2. Getting in touch with the UN representatives in Sofia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and various NGOs; 3. Selecting the participants; 4. Preparation and training of the delegate group for their participation at NUMN; 5. Taking part at the NMUN – the group of 10 delegates and a faculty advisor will fly to New York and attend a four-day long Conference National Model United Nations; 6. Feedback and planning of the workshops in Sofia; 7. Holding the workshops; 8. Visibility activities.

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