In 2020, the Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation launched the EU-funded Growing Up Equal project, related to the protection of children's rights. The project is implemented in partnership with „Education“ trade union at „Podkrepa" Confederation of Labor.

1. Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation - WCIF is established in 2001. The idea for its founding was born after four years of work of the British Charity Know How Fund Program "Knowledge, Success, Change". The team implementing this program in Bulgaria decided to create a Bulgarian organization through which to build on the results achieved and develop new opportunities to work with civic groups and organizations in the country.

The work of WCIF has its place in the process of development of Bulgarian society in the long term. The initiatives it develops and supports reclaim a forgotten idea – the idea that individual responsibility, trust, care and philanthropy are essential for living in a free and democratic society.


2. „Education“ trade union at „Podkrepa" Confederation of Labor is established in December 1989 right after the democratic changes in Bulgaria. With its nearly 20 years of history, it has established itself as a corrective to state policy in the field of education and earned its worthy place in the socio-political life of the country.

The primary objective and main activity of the trade union is to protect the right, dignity and professional interests of its members. It also works for democratic change, humane and void of ideology education in Bulgaria through amendments of the legislation, management and leadership of the education system.