The project “First Aid Kit”

From 5 to 14 April 2019 in Varhovrah, near Perushtica, the team of YDCMA is implementing a training course for youth workers funded by the HRDC under the Erasmus + programme. There are 30 participants in the project, from Poland, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia. It was developed by an international team, among the members of which are Nikolay Ivanov, PhD, Krasimir Tzanev, international career counselor and psychologist, and Maria Slavova, chairperson of the Association of the organizations working with youth and volunteers- Bulgaria.


The activities aim at developing various skills and competences of youth workers related to first aid, risk management, managing with crisis situations. There are three experienced trainers to provide the participants with information on the topic, as well as to improve their skills through informal and non-formal learning. Anton Valev, a master of pharmaceutics and chairperson of the National Chamber of Pharmacists, is engaged with the medical details of first aid. The other two trainers are Rumen Somov from United Avangard Artist, and Marcin Dąbkiewicz from the Polish NGO “Feniks”.

After the training course the youth workers will be able to know more about: what is formal and non-formal education; safety rules in case of first aid (are there rules and why we should have rules?); first aid- introduction; a person that has lost consciousness; breathing; problems with heart and massage of the heart; injuries; how to manage with disasters; how to be prepared for them.

The participants will visit Plovdiv to organize a campaign in the European capital of culture 2019.

As a part of the dissemination of the results of the project, a short movie will be made, and online platform for information about first aid will be created. All participants will have the task to take part in the dissemination, and they will receive special information materials, including flash memory sticks.