Open Education Centre

1164 Sofia, 10-12 "prof. Haralambi Tachev" str. 10-12

Tel./fax 359 2 4703247

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Our Partners


  • Center for Citizenship - Russel Sage College, Saratoga, USA
  • Carrefoure Europeo- Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Agenda 21 – Bucharest , Romania
  • HIV Sports – London, United Kingdom
  • CIVITAS –Russia
  • UNESCO - Division of Human Rights, Democracy, Culture of Peace And Tolerance;
  • Center for Civic Education – Calabasas, California, USA
  • UNESCO - Human Rights and Culture of Peace Chair - Burgas Free University
  • UNESCO Network of Human Rights Chairs;
  • University of Fort Hare – East London, Republic of South Africa
  • CIVITAS International
  • Tolerance” Foundation – Warsaw, Poland
  • Center for Civic Education – Warsaw, Poland;
  • Council of Europe North-South Center - Lisbon;
  • UN Volunteers - Georgia;
  • CDR Associates - Colorado, USA;
  • Intercultura Center – Timisoara
  • Center for Civic Education – Almaty, Kazachstan



  • We started in 1992 by publishing Open Education Journal.
  • For several years, supported by “Open Society” Institute – New York, and “Open Society” Foundation – Sofia, we developed Bulgarian versions of programs like “Health Education”, “Debates”, “Step by Step”, “Peer Counseling” and gave them nation-wide basis;
  • We are working in close co-operation with UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Culture of Peace - Bourgas Free University;
  • We have set up a Network of Youth Educational Centers, which has so far trained over 15000 teachers from all over the country in the field of Civic Education;
  • We have established the first Center for Training and Development of NGO’s, which has helped in the setting up and training of over 300 structures of the Civic society all over the country;
  • We have issued over 50 publications in the field of Civic Education;
  • Together with the Council of Europe, UNESCO and UNDP we have developed National and Regional Programs in the field of Education for Democratic Citizenship, Human Rights Teaching, Intercultural Cooperation, Enterpreneurship Education, Education in Sustainable Development, etc.

Open Education Network

Open Education Center had facilitated the development of a Network of youth educational centers, which has become in a significant coalition for the educational changes in the country.

The centers are independent NGO's with growing influence in the local communities. Open Education Center and the network Open Education organize trainings in all center’s programs, in development of educational projects as well as training and consulting of NGOs.

For information and requests for trainings, contact directly the office in Sofia or the youth educational centers.