4th December | 2 pm
Kaneff Centre, room 2, University of Ruse

The International Elias Canetti Society in cooperation with the Department of European Studies and the Bulgarian Association for the Promotion of Citizens Initiative and with the support of the US Embassy in Bulgaria organizes a seminar „Of, by and for the people” – popularizing unknown practices of citizenship participation in the USA.

The programme includes three short contributions and a discussion on the following topics: Daniela Bozhinova – Direct citizen participation in American government through own initiatives, referenda and recall elections; Todor Yalamov – Parental and community involvement in US school governance; Assoc. Prof. Angelina Markovska – NGO sector, think-tanks and the foreign policy of the US.

The lecturers have done field research on the topics that will be presented. The participants will be informed about the recent developments in direct political participation and the electoral process from Daniela Bozhinova, who was an observer of the US elections on November 6th, 2014.

Please register at: svetlana.kirova@eliascanetti.org