Who we are?
The International Institute for Youth Development PETRI– Sofia is established in 2007, as a joint initiative of:
- UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund
- The National Centre for Public Health and Analyses (NCPHA), Bulgaria
- Youth Peer Education Network (Y-PEER)
PETRI – Sofia is a knowledge hub and regional resource center at the National Center of Public Health and Analyses (NCPHA), Bulgaria that supports youth empowerment in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender equality and peacebuilding in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia and beyond.
Our vision and mission:
PETRI – Sofia envisions a world, where every adolescent and young person is an empowered changemaker contributing to sustainable development.
Our mission is to inspire and support adolescents and young people to become leaders that work for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender equality and peacebuilding, through international cooperation and innovative approaches.
Why are we unique?
PETRI – Sofia Center combine:
- Peer-to-peer education using alternative methods of education (such as theatre-based techniques, role games, simulations, etc.)
- Experience and enthusiasm of fellows from the International network of young volunteers in 52 countries on 4 continents.
- Expertise in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) education and consultation.
- Partnership with government institutions.
On the 15th of May 2019 the team of PETRI – Sofia met with Nikolay Pavlov, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of Bulgaria, as well as with Petar Mladenov, Director of the Directorate for Youth Policies in the Ministry. The team of PETRI presented the activities of the International Institute of Youth Development, the International […]
Call for Applications at the International Institute for Youth Development PETRI – Sofia for 2 positions of Fellow: Youth Fellow interested in online community coordination and content editing for “Speak Act Change” platform; Y-PEER International Fellow interested in advocacy initiatives implementation and youth participation on regional level; The International Institute for Youth Development PETRI – […]
On 10th April 2019, PETRI’s team participated in a non-formal event organized by Smokinya Foundation in Sofia, Bulgaria. The event took place at the Raven and the Cannonball bar and the goal was to gather, exchange experiences, create new contacts and share what the Erasmus+ program and youth mobility are. Several Bulgarian non-profit organizations (NGOs) […]
International Institute for Youth Development PETRI – Sofia
National Centre for Public Health and Analyses (NCPHA)
15 Ivan Geshov Blvd., Floor 2, office 62
Sofia 1431, Bulgaria
Tel./Fax: +359 2/954-6666