KNOW AND CAN ASSOCIATION is a non-governmental organization, founded in 2007 in Sofia, Bulgaria. It works on national and European projects and events developing programs, courses and activities in the sphere of non-formal education, soft skills trainings, vocational guidance and consultancy, prevention and support of youths and adults in their personal and professional lives, extra-curriculum school life. The Association is also accredited as European Voluntary Service Center (2013-BG-16) and it hosts and sends volunteers all over Europe.
The main goals of the Association are: to elaborate and apply specialized programs aiming to develop social and civil skills of children, youths and adults; to apply modern methods and technologies for the development of non-formal and in-formal education in Bulgaria; to train specialists in the sphere of non-formal and in-formal education, to support children, youths and adults for achieving self-esteem and competitive power by improving their skills and knowledge.
The team of “Know and Can“ Association includes specialists in different fields – VET of youths and adults, working with volunteers, finance and economics, pedagogy and psychology, public administration, vocational guidance, human resources management. Its members are enthusiastic and ambitious professionals with variety of interests. They are tolerant, consistent, hardworking and team-oriented people. All of the members of the staff have attended specialized trainings on different courses and programs in Bulgaria and abroad. The gained knowledge from the international specialties and trainings is applied in the projects of the Association.
The main activities of “Know and Can“ Association are: elaboration and management of own projects; participation in national and international projects and programs; organizing and cooperation in implementing regional, local, national and international events of educational character; organizing seminars, workshops, discussions and other events for exchange of ideas and good practices for popularization of non-formal and in-formal education; making contacts and cooperation with state bodies and non-governmental organizations having attitude to education; organizing educational courses for specialists working in the sphere of non-traditional education; cultural and educational tourism.
Know and Can has experience in coordinating and participating in European projects under National programs, European Social Fund, European Voluntary service, Lifelong Learning Programme and the current Erasmus plus Program (KA1 and KA2).