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.

Core team

Anina Chileva

PETRI-Sofia Executive, NCPHA Chief Expert

Anina Chileva is a psychologist, a long-term consultant and trainer in the field of comprehensive health education and health promotion. Since 2007 she has been PETRI – Sofia Executive. Her main work is related to group dynamics training in the field of psychological development and health of young people.

Sophia Kandilarova-Georgieva

PETRI-Sofia Member, NCPHA Chief Expert

Sofia Kandilarova-Georgieva is a Master in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Chief Expert in the Child and Youth Health Department of NCPHA. Trainer and member of the national training team for training of trainers in peer education approach.

Yuliya Andzhekarska

PETRI-Sofia Youth Coordinator

Yuliya Andzhekarska has been a Youth Coordinator of PETRI – Sofia since 2015. She graduated in International Relations at Sofia University in 2013. She has almost 10 years of experience as a volunteer and later as a professional in non-governmental organizations engaged in education and youth work.

ACHIEVEMENTS

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News

12
Jun
PETRI – Sofia team participates at “Days of non-formal education 2019”

This Monday and Tuesday (10 – 11th June), the team at the International Institute for Youth Development PETRI – Sofia participated at the 4-day event “Days of non-formal education 2019” which is organized for the second time in Sofia. The event was hosted by the Association “Professional Forum for Education” and it took place at […]

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06
Jun
Bullying scenes – PETRI – Sofia is raising awareness about bullying among youngsters

On June 5th 2019, members of  the PETRI Sofia team, the EVS volunteer Viktorija from North Macedonia and the International Fellow Nino from Georgia organized a workshop with school students in the school “Hristo Botev” in Gorna Malina. They introduced their roles in the organization and presented Y-PEER Network and its main areas of work, […]

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05
Jun
Where do you stand? – PETRI – Sofia works on human rights awareness among students

On June 4th 2019, members of  the PETRI Sofia team, the EVS volunteers Viktorija and Angela from North Macedonia organized a workshop with high school students in the National High School in Finance and Business in Sofia. They introduced their roles in the organization and presented the Y-PEER Network and its main areas of work, […]

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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

E-mail: petri.bulgaria@gmail.com

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