Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Promoting the principles of lifelong learningThe city of Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria and it is the European Capital of Culture for 2019. Considering its attractive geographic location and multicultural environment, Plovdiv tries to attract young people to work and live in the city.Vision & MotivationPlovdiv promotes local policies and sustainable socio-political development to create an appropriate environment for living. Plovdiv tries to provide its residents with various opportunities in education, self-development and sustainable development. By joining the GNLC, it hopes to gain understanding of innovative approaches in learning and sustainable development.          Challenges & Areas of SupportPlovdiv needs to find ways to overcome the following challenges to implement lifelong learning for all.SustainabilityLack of sustainable partnershipsParticipation of all stakeholdersUse of modern technologyPolitical will and ambitionPlan and ImplementationTo establish innovative educational practices, Plovdiv plans to implement the learning city concept through a set of activities which includes:Needs assessment of the city, and developing appropriate themes for life lifelong learning.Review of education documents to accommodate the concept of lifelong learningEstablishing a local authority for lifelong learningMotivating citizens for participation and active learningDevelopment of sustainable partnershipSetting up and promotion of different measures and initiatives
City population
City GDP per capita
Less than USD 10,000
Average number of years of schooling
Member since
Totev Mr Ivan
Focal point
Mr. Stefan Stoyanov
We believe that investment in education is the best thing we can do for the future of our country. Plovdiv is a leading industrial and cultural centre, and strives to be a leader in innovation for education.