The National Youth Program (2021-2025) is one of the tools used by the Ministry of Youth and Sports to directly implement the national youth policy in the country.
The program is designed as a response to the witnessed trends with regard to various public processes, whereas its main priority is to ensure supportive and encouraging environment for personal, professional and social realisation of young people in the country.
Its vision is as follows: improved quality of life and realisation of young people through the creation and application of sustainable mechanists for investing in their potential, which would contribute to the full-value socio-economic development of Bulgaria as a EU member state.
The program is in compliance with the objectives of the National Youth Strategy (2021-2030) as an implementing tool of youth policy in the country. Project proposals in the following thematic areas are funded under the program:
- Non-formal learning to acquire skills and key competences;
- Ecology and environment protection;
- Leisure time, creativity and culture;
- Promotion of healthy lifestyle;
- Tolerance and European affiliation.
The annual budget of the program is BGN 800 400.