Kick-off meeting in Sofia in on-going project “Inherited Culture”


On March 10 and 11, 2023, an Kick-off meeting on the “Inherited Culture” project was held in Sofia.

The project envisages that 130 volunteers will be engaged in 2023, 2024 and 2025 at 3 different locations in Bulgaria. The overall goal of the project is the preservation of cultural heritage: restoration of cultural infrastructure, testing of new intercultural approaches to heritage and its promotion.

In our work we will cover the following topics:

– Our common cultural heritage with the lessons we need to know and remember;

– Our sense of belonging and how it relates to tolerance and acceptance of diversity;

– “Let’s remember” or “Radicalization” will be the messages for the future of Europe?

Considering the impact that the war in Ukraine has on our human relationships, the huge migrant waves and the damage that has been done to the beautiful Ukrainian cities and monuments, a project gives a chance for young people to find a safe space for discussions and reflections on history and its lessons. “Inherited Culture” is a project about understanding our common cultural roots and wealth to be together and help each other.

Representatives of our partner organizations from Spain, Italy, Poland, Greece, Latvia, Turkey, the Netherlands and France participated in the meeting. The following were discussed: the tasks that the volunteers will carry out, the profile of the participants, what are the short and long-term goals of the partnership and the volunteering activities, what measures we will use to promote our work and our achievements. Each of the partners has many years of experience in working with volunteers. In our teams, we have associates who have been volunteers and have taken volunteering as their personal mission.

A dedicated project web-site will present our current results as well as opportunities to participate.


The project is implemented in partnership with:

OPEN SPACE foundation (BG)



MOH Ente del Terzo Settore (IT)


Jauniesu organizacija “Ligzda” (LV)




It is financed under the European Solidarity Corps program – Volunteering in High Priority Areas