We stand with Syria and Turkey

Dear friends and colleagues, we are writing to you regarding an initiative to collect donations and material aid for the victims of the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey. We have contacted one of the temporary collection points organized by McCann Sofia to collect donations in Sofia.

When and where will donations be collected for the victims of the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey?

At the McCann Agency point: donations will be collected today (07.02) and tomorrow (08.02) between 10:00 and 17:30 at the McCann Agency, Shipka 23 street, telephone 0885999766.
If you have smaller items, you can leave them in our office and we will take them to the McCann Agency. You can leave your donation at the office of the Know and Can Association at Praga 8 blvd., Sofia today (February 7) until 19:00 and tomorrow (February 8) from 9:00 to 14:30.

What donations can I make for the victims of the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey?

Here is a list of essentials:

  • Gloves, jackets, scarves, hats (must be new); shoes (may be used but in good condition);
  • Blankets (may be used, but in good condition)
  • Gas heaters for outdoor heating
  • Diapers, sanitary napkins, baby food; personal care products
  • Coal stoves
  • Tents
  • Camping chairs and tables
  • Disposable towels for showers
  • Batteries
  • First aid kits
  • Indoor lighting for tents with batteries
  • Large mattresses and sleeping bags

Are there things I better not bring for the victims of the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey?

Please do not send old clothes (the Turkish side is not accepting them at this stage for hygiene reasons) and goods and products with a short shelf life, because the infrastructure in Turkey and Syria has been badly damaged and many buses are having difficulty getting to the worst affected areas
As the situation is very dynamic, organisations are in contact with the Ambassador to clarify a more detailed list of essentials.

I would like to bring items for the victims of the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey. How can I contact you?

We remain available on Facebook, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and telephones 02/94 34055 and 0878503095.


The Know and Can team send their sincerest condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one in the terrible disaster in Syria and Turkey and positive thoughts to all those affected and their loved ones.

Dear colleagues – representatives of youth organisations, structures and institutions working with youth,

From the behalf of Nikos Papakostas, co-founder of Inter Alia, a civic organisation and think-tank based in Athens, Know and Can Association is happy to announce a pan-European campaign “Life beyond EU Funding: Imagining a Different Role for Youth Organisations in Europe”

Уважаеми колеги и приятели,
Имаме удоволствие да ви поканим да вземете участие в събитие "Палитра с добри образователни практики", организирано от Сдружение „Знам и Мога“, представящо добри образователни практики създадени по Европейски програми и възможности за професионално развитие. По време на събитието ще бъдат представени проекти, финансирани с подкрепата на Европейската Комисия в сферата на образованието, в които участва Сдружение „Знам и Мога“, както и проекти на участниците в събитието:

SMIIM LogoFrom 16th to 20th September, a training on the SMIIM project was held in Athens.
During the training, decisions were made to change the content and format of the platform so that it could cover a wider target group. In addition to translators, the platform will conveniently assist cultural and social mediators in the near future, with content and test exercises added to this end.
Attendees shared their impressions of their sessions held in the partners coutries, with comments about the process, challenges faced and feedback from them.


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