KRUG Youth Center & KRUG Art Movement
Kardzhali, post code 6600, Trakia Str. №3
Missions and objectives
During the last 9 years KRUG Youth Center (KRUG art movement) has been working in the sphere of the social and cultural regeneration of marginalized urban and rural zones using the means of education, debates and cultural industries (CIs) in Bulgaria. We believe the culture and education could contribute to the economical prosperity of such settlements by the inspiration of cultural innovations more than politicians are able to make. KRUG is a specialized civil organisation which initiates new means of expression, which enriches the experience of people living together and provides the effects “transportable” from place to place, from generation to generation, and from one ethnic group to another one. In Kardzhali lives the biggest part of the Turkish population in Bulgaria, which transforms this region in a real laboratory of social and cultural experiments, to create new strategies for communication and bridging people. Since 2008 in partnership with Kardzhali pubic authorities we have been organized the annual initiative “Multicultural City” – a new technology to meet and motivate citizens for social innovations. The main target groups of our activities are youth, women and policy-makers. We have partners from all over of Europe and develop alive partnerships in the culture issues and civic monitoring, in the participative civic and culture life and in creating of new forms of expression with participation of minorities.
KRUG Youth Center – KRUG Art Movement) contributed in 2002 as a leader of the civil society to inform policy makers on issues of youth and adult education, cultural innovations, minority’s rights and strengthening civil society in the Kardzhali region where the biggest part of the Turkish minority in Bulgaria lives, which transforms this region in a real laboratory of social and cultural experiments, to create new strategies for communication and bridging people. The main target groups of our activities are youth, women and policy-makers.