Dear friends and partners,
We are preparing a Erasmus+ project for KA1 TC 26April deadline and we are looking for partners. We want to involve 9 countries and each organization should send 3 participants who are actively connected to the organization and involved in the work with youngsters belonging to disadvantaged situations. Already have Italy, Latvia and Greece.

More information you can find here STORM 4.0_Call for partners.

If you are interested please fill Partner Identification Form_STORM 4 and send it to

If you have questions do not hesitate to contact us.



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AKSELS is pleased to announce the start of the project YOUNG LEADERS INTERNATIONAL MEETING with a leading partner SOS EUROPE from Rome, Italy. The project aims to encourage young people’s participation in representative democracy and civil society, and to support the involvement and participation of young people and youth in the development, implementation and evaluation of policies by means of structured dialogue.

SOS_Europe_logoOne of the specific objectives is to promote the involvement of young people in the drafting or amendment of national laws that improve the condition of youth.

Please visit the project site and answer the two questions in the survey. The questions are available in 12 languages in the end of the site. You may answer in English or Bulgarian.

4 youths who have taken part in the survey will have the chance to go to Rome in October 2017 and take part in a 3-day international meeting with their peers to discuss the role of Europe and the future of youth.

 The project is funded under the Erasmus+ programme, KA3 Structural Dialogue.

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463052dad9377fe2445d3b1bfb5f62a3_XLWe are happy to inform you that AKSELS is looking for 4 motivated volunteers to participate in the project CLEAN UP! in Pernik, Bulgaria, from 1st March 2017 to 28th February 2018. The project activities will include cleaning a part of the river bed in the village of Meshtitsa, Pernik municipality, and planting new trees to strengthen the banks. The area will be maintained and beautified for the period in concern. The volunteers will have to create a local Prevention Strategy to stop local people from throwing out their house waste into the river and the banks.

The volunteers have to be:

  • sensitive to environmental issues;
  • sociable and ready to work with the local young and elderly people;
  • creative – to design eco promo materials and campaign;
  • conscience about eco life style – developing and taking care of their own eco vegetable garden;
  • nature lovers – to be ready to spend a couple of days in the fields with other youths in search of appropriate local plants suitable for replanting near the river;
  • ready to do handcrafts – work with natural and wood materials to produce protection constructions for the new plants and beautification of the area;
  • able to communicate in English;
  • ready to learn Bulgarian and make local friends.

If you are interested, please fill in the Application form AF_CLEAN UP! EVS 2016-2017 and send it to as soon as possible.


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Herbs Festival 2015



Location: Community center „Prosveta 1918”

Presenter: Atanas Bonchev – Nakata

10:00 – Official opening of the Festval

10:15 – Lecture and discussion with the herbalist Vladimir Boshnakov – grandpa Vlado

12:00 – Announcing the results from the Drawing Competition “The Enchantment of Enyovden””  – awards will be presented by Valeriya Dimovska

12:30 – Announcing a competition for weaving a wreath of wild flowers – Mrs. Tatyana Tsankova – Ethnologist and Director of the Museum House of Humor and Satire will assess the participants.


Location: Pensioners’ Club/ the square of the village of Mladen

14:30 – Workshop “Herbs and cuisine” – presenter Mrs. Desislava Dimitrova, SLOW Food Bulgaria

15:30 – Atelier for young, adventurous explorers „The life net“ – presenter Mrs. Antoaneta Kalenderova

16:30 – Atelier „Let’s move the beauty of nature at home” – demonstration of decoupage technique – Mrs. Rena Dimitrova


Location: The square of the village of Mladen

18:30 – Official Closing ceremony of the Festival

18:45 – Entertaining programme with:

  • Singing group „White necklace“ village of Mladen
  • Folklore singer Ivan Dyakov

N.B: If the weather conditions are not favourable all field events will take place in the Community center and/or in the Pensioner’s club.

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The HERBS FESTIVAL in the village of Mladen announces a Children’s Drawing Competition


The Enchantment of Enyovden

The competition aims at creating interest amongst children toward nature and its protection, natural way of life, getting to know the herbs in Bulgaria, provoking curiosity about legends related to folklore customs and sayings, and not at last – promoting creative development of the children.


The competition is individual. Eligible competitors are children aged up to 14. The participation is free.

The sizes of the drawings are minimum 20/30 cm, maximum 40/50 cm.

Each participant may submit only one drawing. Computer processed drawings ARE NOT ALLOWED.

Participants are divided into three age groups:

  • I age group up to 7;
  • II age group from 7 to 11;
  • III age group from 11 to 14.

There are no restrictions on the style, materials or drawing techniques.

The drawings will be accepted until 10 June 2015 /the post stamp is valid/ at the latest. Scanned drawings received by email will not be accepted.

On the back of the drawing it is OBLIGATORY to write:

Title of the drawing, name and family name, age of the author, the age group in which it will participate, city, country, address, telephone number and name of a parent, e-mail for contact.

The best selected drawings will be published on the facebook of the Herbs Festival in Mladen and on the website of .


The Selection Committee consists of Bulgarian artists and experts who will assess the drawings and award the prizes.

The awarded participants will be informed personally by phone or e-mail.
The results will be announced on the festival’s facebook page after the award ceremony on 4th July 2015 in the village of Mladen.


Charterfor competitors at 1, 2 and 3 place in the competition.

Certificate for all children whose drawings have participated in the exhibition on 4 July within the Herbs Festival in the village of Mladen.

Special gifts for competitors at 1, 2 and 3 place in the competition, provided by the organizers.

Special award provided by ACEHLC.


We expect your drawings at the following address:

Sofia 1000

P.O.Box 942

/for the Children’s Drawing Competition/

ACEHLC, in his role of the organizer, reserves its right to use the awarded drawings to popularize the Herbs Festival and its activities, provided that the names of the authors are published.

For more details please write to email:

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Chitalishte (Community Center):
10:00 Official opening
10:10 “Healthy way of life” – Dr. Verginia Nikolova
10: 50 “Herbs in Bulgaria”
11:40 Announcing results of the Writing Competitions
12:00 Presentation of the documentary Herbal Treasure  – meeting with the author Maria Valcheva

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HERBS FESTIVAL – 22 June 2013, village of Mladen


AKSELS thanks to our partners from Credo Bonum Foundation


And to our media partners Radio Zorana.


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The Herbs Festival – village of Mladen – announces two Writing Competitions:

Eligible competitors are students from all over Bulgaria from 4 to 8 grade. Participation is individual. Eligible age from 9 to 14.
The text shall be no more than 4 pages A4 format and Times New Roman 12.  The title of the story may not coincide with the topic but the contents have to be related to it. Continue reading

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HERBS FESTIVAL – 22 June 2013, v.Mladen

The Association for Cultural, Economic, Heuristic and Linguistic Cooperation – ACEHLC, the Town Hall of the village of Mladen and the Credo Bonum Foundation are pleased to invite you to take part in the Herbs Festival which will take place on 22 June 2013 in the village of Mladen, Municipality of Sevlievo. During the day a lot of Bulgarian herbs producers, bio product producers and producers of herbal medicines will have the opportunity to present their products to Bulgarian customers and exchange contacts. In addition to the thematic stalls, where each company shall set up in the open area in the centre of Mladen. The festival offers places for practical workshops, in the Community centre there will be a series of seminars, and on the open stage there will be a show programme for the guests. There are two writing competitions for students open on “Nature and man” and the results will be announced on the festival day.

The purpose of the project is to popularize Bulgarian herbs, to show Nature’s treasures, to appeal to people to keep these treasures, to take care of them, to exchange ideas and knowledge about herbs, to stimulate them to have healthier lives, to exist in harmony with Nature, and not at last – to popularize the little village of Mladen.
Tents are allowed at the specially appointed place. Free of charge.

Deadline for application of companies is 10 June 2013. Free of charge.

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Photographic exhibition AKSELS and friends

The photographic exhibition AKSELS and friends is initiated by the Association for Cultural, Economic, Heuristic and Linguistic Cooperation and is held in support of the cultural life in small towns and villages in Bulgaria. The exposition includes over 50 works by 18 authors from Bulgaria, Portugal, Malaysia, Colombia, Italy and Ireland. The audience can see photographs from different genres: black and white, colour, great portraits and landscapes from various parts of the world. The participants want to share their view of the world and although they can not attend personally at the meetings with the visitors, through the camera they tell the stories which impressed them from their daily life or their wandering abroad. What unites them is the cause to revive the cultural life in the Bulgarian villages and small towns. Continue reading

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