European Election in Bulgaria by IFSI Bulgaria

IFSI Activity during EU Parliament elections

The Institute for Social Integration in Bulgaria (IFSI Bulgaria) is a very dynamic and impactful NGO in the field of democracy, participation and transparency all over the country. With their agenda in full swing during 2019, the European Parliament elections were a mandatory date to be celebrated and to engage with citizens. Tagging along the This Time I’m Voting Europe-wide campaign, IFSI Bulgaria organized a fictional voting station with a special ballot: designed by the This Time I’m Voting Campaign with a blank space to complete the sentence “This Time I’m Voting for”.

The idea was to stimulate citizen’s reflections on their reasons to vote in the European elections and with this reflection promote the European values and, possibly, motivate citizens to advocate for the European project amongst their fellow citizens and within their community.

Remember the 6 Handshakes Rule in campaigning methods?! Well… IFSI Bulgaria brought the symbolic voting act along with the motivations from the symbolic voters to the social media world and they started spreading the message. So the physical act and event got digital wings and spread out through digital Bulgaria to thousands of potential voters.

The message was clear and coherent with the European-level campaign and IFSI Bulgaria gave it a Bulgaria-wide boost through a symbolic voting session and social media campaigning… You can find out more on their facebook page ( or on their website (

Welcome Aboard!

EUdoor Network Logo

Hi and thank you

For getting in touch with the Europe On a Doorstep – #EUdoor – project cofunded by the Europe for Citizens programme from the European Commission.

The executive team, all the partners and participants are very glad to share their work, ideas, projects and insights with you. If you have reached us through our publication or via online channels, it means that you are focused on youth engagement, youth participation, active citizenship and Europe. Well, then it means that your concerns are our concerns as well.

This network aims at sharing good ideas with youth workers, local leaders, youth and political agents that might turn them into relevant tools to create engaging, dynamic and youthful projects that contribute to a more active citizenship in their communities. We hope to encompass the good practices that the network of towns involved in the #EUdoor project shared and developed in order to make it feasible in your community among your youngest citizens.

To do so we organized those good practices and examples in four major categories: 1) spaces to be young and engaged, 2) youthful and community engaging ideas, 3) youth participation made real and 4) campaigns by and for youth.

Moreover, we wanted to share with you examples of activities executed during this project by it’s partners, plus some relevant tips for campaigns on the European Union’s values and principles awareness that could be helpful to reach broader audiences and convey our message in a more effective way.

We sincerely hope that you find our website helpful and don’t be a stranger, so… Get in touch with us, we will be more than glad to help.


The #EUdoor Network team