We went through a year like no other. Many people want to forget it. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson says an old wisdom. The year 2020 passed as a huge magnifying lens and made clearly visible the old unsolved problems and still not realised ones. And while some people were trying to describe it with various attributes, others despite or may be because, of the unprecedented situation, started initiatives and programmes to face the unplanned and unseen earlier problems. During this difficult year many different and interesting projects of civil organisations were realised in Bulgaria.
It is important to pay public recognition to people and organisations that organised their work in a new way in weeks, started new activities and programmes, include new groups of people, attracted new resources, help where no other support was available. Because funds from fundraising campaigns and donor programmes cannot make any change without the everyday, systematic and professional work of the numerous motivated and responsible people.
The competition is open for projects of civil organisations aimed at participation in life of the society, improving the living conditions, opportunities and quality of life, coping with the impact of the pandemic. Projects implemented in towns, cities and villages are welcome regardless of size of budget, source of funding, scale of operation, type of activity or beneficiaries.
The nominated projects will be evaluated on the basis of: achieved results, sustainability of the project activities, financial efficiency, participation of target groups and local communities, innovative services and possibilities for implementing the project in other places around the country.
The full list of nominated projects will be presented on the Tulip Foundation web site. The awarded projects will be announced at a public ceremony.
The awards are especially made by the prominent Bulgarian sculptor Georgi Capkunov.