January 7, 2015 - Future
Varna is the third largest city of Bulgaria. Under the slogan “Innowave”, the city puts a focus on social innovation, and the development of social entrepreneurship, which plays a crucial role as an implementation tool for the development of youth policies, sustainable employment decisions, creativity, networking, exchange and education.
Varna’s vision is to make youth innovation and social entrepreneurship elements of all areas of development, both as a tool and method. Starting from the point of view that social problems are preconditions for development, the EYC 2017 thinks that social innovation at local, national and European level is an instrument for the achievement of social cohesion and thus for changing people’s behavior, care and empathy towards social interests and problems. This will in the end lead to a reevaluation and the emergence of different approaches to the role of the individual within a city, country or in a multinational community.
More details can be found in the bid book.
For a contact point in the EYC 2017, please contact Mircho Hristov, President of the Youth Association leading the EYC year.