RCCD mobilizes local resources for community development, enjoying broad local support.

education &

training

Promoting non-formal education, RCCD designs a delivers a wide range of citizens debates and inclusive training activities.

research  & publications


The Rhodopes Center for Community Development (RCCD) realizes projects at local, national and international level, involving young people from the local communities in the Rhodope mountains, Bulgaria in general, as well as international participants from other European and Mediterranean countries.

Since 2007, the RCCD involved in its projects

our partners and funders

  • Advancing the work on community cohesion - collaborating with community foundations and non-formal groups working in the Rhodopes.
  • Promotion and facilitation of activities for cross-border cooperation for improving the quality of life of all people in the Rhodopes.
  •  Fostering social debate on Rhodopes community issues.  
  • Developing and implementing non-formal education programs for all citizens, improving the community knowledge of human rights, multiculturalism and toleration.  
  •  Facilitating community research and encouraging other original work, contributing to understanding community cultures and building community trust.
  • Encouraging the creation and promotion of art products, reflecting specific community cultures.  
  • Research, publication and dissemination of knowledge and experience on the Rhodopes in particular and community development in general.

community outreach & CAMPAIGNS

Supported by various funding institutions, RCCD researches and publishes on problems of community importance.

activities

All different – All equal

The fight against all forms of discrimination – be it in reference to language, nationality, colour, gender or religion – is one of the Council of Europe’s priorities. Therefore, in 1995, the organisation marked the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II with a youth campaign called “All different – all equal”.

Since 10 years later racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and intolerance were still topical in all European countries, the Council of Europe ran a new campaign, using the same successful slogan and logo. The campaign started in 2006 in Strassburg, ran throughout 2007 and 2008 and was implemented by more than 40 countries.


RCCD took active part in the Campaign, promoting it among Bulgarian young people. 

Since its establishment in 2007, the RCCD has been supported by:


  • EUROPEAN YOUTH FOUNDATION AT THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE
  • DIRECTORATE OF YOUTH AND SPORT AT THE CoE
  • YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAM OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
  • EUROPE FOR CITIZENS PROGRAM OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
  • THE WORLD BANK
  • CENTRAL EUROPEAN INITIATIVE
  • OPEN SOCIETY FUND


With the kind support of our donors and the energy of our members and local and international partners, since 2007 we realized: