In October 2007 in the Red House Center for Culture and Debate was launched the publication ‘'Tomorrow's Politicians Toolkit''. It is the result of the British Council's UK-South East Europe Forum, a two-year regional initiative (2004-2006). The toolkit is addressed to young politicians and all those who are interested in politics or are not really interested in political career, but are willing to do something useful for their fellow-citizens. It focuses on advices for the personal development of the "tomorrow's" politicians and illustrates the successful political campaigns as well as their effective organization. It gives answers to questions about the reasons for the political success and what the young politicians need most and how they can reach the electorate and contact the media.
More about the toolkit: http://www.britishcouncil.org/bulgaria-society-young-politicians-toolkit.htm
The present information is published following the initiative of Center of Women Studies and Policies for advancement of women in local government and the organization of the seminar for women candidates in local elections held in August 2007 by CWSP with the kind financial support of British Embassy. The seminar aimed at developing capacities, knowledge and understanding of women standing for local elections to lead their own political campaigns. Trainer of the seminar was Mrs. Lesley Abdela, expert with 25 years' experience in the field of empowerment of women, gender equality, women's human rights and advocacy for civil society.