Education and Youth Empowerment Society (EYES)
The Education and Youth Empowerment Society (EYES) is a non for profit organisation, located in Sofia, Bulgaria working to motivate youth by means of one caring and supportive environment.
EYES empowers young people in Europe to take an active role in society. It creates a space for dialogue and learning opportunities as well as acts as their representative towards decision-makers. Moreover, it strengthens mutual understanding and brings Europe closer to young people, and values the participation of young people in its construction and development.
EYES is working in the field of services covering the main functional areas of activities and methodology of informal training, innovative training methods, materials and modules fostering entrepreneurship, transfer of innovations etc.; non-formal and informal learning to fostering active citizenship and participation of young people in diverse and tolerant societies and preventing marginalisation, radicalisation potentially resulting in violent behaviour. By participating in trainings courses, workshops, and active involvement in the organisation, our members improve their competences (such as leadership skills, communication skills and team management) which will be useful for their future lives.
Our youth work is an effective contribution to preventing radicalisation of young people excluded from social and civic life, who are difficult to reach and encourage their active citizenship and participation, offline and online.
Our association works for building social bridges, developing and realizing of soft skills trainings, incl. diversity management, enhancing work-life balance and the compatibility of work with care-giving responsibilities.
We do research, develop and implement the experiences, principles and policies, connected with coexistence and communication between different communities, the principles of civil society and gender mainstreaming, European policies and values.