Huge interest by teachers and policy makers during Final Multiplier Event – 25 April 2024 in Sofia, Bulgaria

The final project multiplier event was held on 25 April 2024 in the Sport hall of 94 SU “Dimitar Strashimirov” Sofia – the coordinator of BURNPRO project. The event was attended by 80 representatives of the project target groups: teachers, psychologists, academicians, policy makers, parents, resource teachers.

The event was open with musical performance of the school choir. Then, the project coordinator Mrs. Latinka Kovacheva introduced the project and its achievements. Special guests of the event were the Mayor of Slatina district Mr. Georgi Iliev, the Deputy Mayor of Slatina district Mrs. Blagorodna Dosheva-Zdravkova, Ms. Preslava Dimitrova from the Bulgarian Teachers’ Union.

The agenda of the event started with the presentation of the project results and the impact gathered during the piloting phase held in Bulgaria, Spain and Turkiye by Mr. Andrean Lazarov and prof. Dsc Snezhana Ilieva from Bulgarian Inclusion Support Team – Sofia.

Then, Mrs. Penka Nikolova – Specialist on development and project management of 94 SU, introduced the impact of the Erasmus+ projects on the teachers, students, including those with special needs and parents.

At the end of the event, the School principal Mrs. Kovacheva initiated discussion about possible exploitation of the project results. The National programme for mental health of teachers initiated thanks to the BURNPRO project by the Minister of education and science prof. PhD Galin Tsokov will use the project results and will exploit them to the highest possible extend. The Bulgarian Teachers’ Union and its chairperson Dr. Yanka Takeva also confirmed that the project results will be made available to all their 80 000 members (teachers).

The event was concluded with runway by clothers production of students with special needs by 94 SU “Dimitar Strashimirov” which was highly applauded by the audience. The students will present their production at the Albena Fashion Fiesta in June 2024.