Shaping Sofia is a platform for a series of events with the goal to identify and solve real and tangible communal issues.
The first event called Shaping Sofia I: Urban Landscaping took place on October 3rd, 2018. The event set out to investigate real and potential threats facing the green and eco-friendly future of Sofia as the condition of the city was worsening by the day.
Covered by a variety of national media outlets, among which the Bulgarian National Radio, the event managed to get together experts from various stakeholders, such as CEZ Electro Bulgaria, The Bulgarian Arborist Association, Gorata.bg and Sofia Municipality.
After the event, one key takeaway shaped to be most actionable – due to the lack of coherent publicly available information, businesses or citizens had no clue on how to get involved in the urban landscaping process. Our solution is to create a website where all that hard-to-get information is easily accessible, actionable, and helpful.
Sofia Shapers – Monthly meetings
Every month the Sofia Shapers hub organizes informal meetings to discuss the new projects and ideas. The meetings are open to non-shapers who are interested in finding out more about the global initiative. Get updated about our future meetings through our Facebook page
Campaign Bootcamp Bulgaria
Campaign Bootcamp Bulgaria is an intensive, practical training for effective campaigning for NGO representatives and activists, which aims to promote civic activism. We are aware that there are many young people who are struggling for a better world – for justice, respect for human rights, tolerance and environmental protection – but do not have enough tools, knowledge and contacts to bring about change. The training is an introduction to the necessary technology and advocacy skills for organizing successful campaigns. Through hands-on workshops and seminars, participants will be walked through basic theory, campaign strategy, communications, mobiblization and tactics. Speakers and mentors will include experts from Bulgaria and abroad with extensive experience in organizing successful social campaigns. Campaign Bootcamp Bulgaria is a project of Global Shapers – Sofia Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, and is supported by Change.org.