- Published: June 3, 2014
The law classes are aimed at creating awareness among the young people of the principles of the rule of law and democracy. Human rights, the rights and duties of the individual as a citizen, the limits of action taken by the state and the decision-making process in a democracy were therefore major topics of the programme.
Bulgaria is presently being shaken by various protests, the people are very dissatisfied with the political elite. This is another reason why this class is of particular importance for the young people, as the headmistress of the secondary school pointed out at the kick-off, in order to obtain information about their opportunities within a functioning democracy.
The project is carried out by the IRZ in cooperation with the Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria. The law class in Blagoevgrad is the second event in a row. It was kicked off in spring 2013 at the German-speaking secondary school in Lovech, where approx. 150 pupils took part in the class. In the long run, the classes in democracy are to be included as a permanent component of the curriculum of the schools in Bulgaria.