YouthUP, SportUP volunteer workshop in Sandanski
On September 4 (Tuesday), at 16:00, a voluntary workshop YouthUP, SportUP was held in the Conference Hall of Sandanski Municipality. During the meeting, experts from the Bulgarian Sports Development Association presented the overall framework of Erasmus+ program as well as the opportunities it provides in the field of education, youth and sport, focusing on the opportunities for inclusion of young people in them . The meeting was attended by young people, chairman of the Municipal Council in Sandanski, director and lecturers at the sports school in the city, coaches in various sports.

The Erasmus+ Education, Training, Youth and Sport program started in 2014 and it supports activities in the fields of school education, higher education, vocational education and training, adult and youth education. It aims to build robust partnerships between education and business, to promote innovation and competitiveness, while promoting employment, with a special focus on combating youth unemployment.

This year BSDA is implementing the YouthUP, SportUP project, which aims to enable four international volunteers to gain experience in the intercultural environment and to learn about the opportunities offered by European youth policies. Representatives of Portugal, Slovakia and Bosnia and Herzegovina also took part in the meeting and participants from the town of Sandanski had the opportunity to receive first-person information on the opportunities that the European Union provides, as well as the benefits of volunteering for local communities in particular. YouthUP, SportUP is co-funded under the Erasmus+ program, administered in Bulgaria by the Center for Development of Human Resource and is realized in 2018.