Institute for Creative Civil Strategies — ICCS was founded in 2010 with the aim to assist the successful personal development, social integration and professional realization of creative young people. ICCS’s plan is to promote the European youth and life-long learning policies to active young participants in the civil, social and cultural dimensions of society.

Since 2011
the President of ICCS, Nora Goleshevska, has been an official member of decentralized  multipliers network of Bulgaruan National Agency of „Youth in Action“ Programme 2007-1014 providig information and counseling to the student communities about YiA projects and volunteering opportunities.

Since 2012 ICCS works as partner organisation on Erasmus+ international youth exchanges, youth workers seminars and trainings. ICCS specializes in educational projects with a focus on culture, arts, creativity, cultural heritage and human rights, involving university students in international initiatives (more than 150 for the last 7 years);


EVSIn 2013 the organization received EVS accreditation (h-r-c – Accr No 2013-BG-35) and started hosting EVS foreign youngsters and sending Bulgarian EVS volunteers abroad on projects involved in the field of arts and culture, cultural heritage, environmental protection, new media and youth information, active citizenship and human rights.

logo_alf_originalIn 2015 Institute for Creative Civil Strategies became a member of the Anna Lindh Foundation network that brings together around 4000 civil society organisations dedicated to promoting intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean region.

In the period 2013-2015 we implemented several youth mobility projects: non-formal educational mobilities for youth workers and young people as well as two EVS project –  the short term project „YOUng SUSTAINOPRENEURS: Active Citizenship through Wind & Sunshine“ and the long term „Art Reporters Without Borders“. We also send several EVS volunteers as project partners of the EVS project „Fighting against Xenophobia“, implemented close to the biggest refugee camp in Turkey.

Since 2019 the organisation holds Quality Lable for European Solidarity Corps Volunteering Projects.