The HNYC (Hellenic National Youth Council) was founded in July 1998, after strenuous efforts by Greek political and social youth organizations and obtained an elected administration in November of that year; it is an independent, non-government, non-profit federation of youth organizations.

Today up to fifty-nine youth organizations (six political youth parties and numerous non-government youth organizations) are members of HNYC. Thus, most of youths belonging to an organization are part of this federation. Its aim is to strengthen the role and coordinate the actions of its member organizations. The HNYC, according to the number of members in its organizations, represents over three hundred and fifty thousand young Greek men and women.

The HNYC associates with the Greek government concerning domestic matters and is the official representative of young Greeks in Greece and abroad. Abroad it participates in the European Youth Forum, the Mediterranean Youth Forum, the International French-Speaking Youth Council, the General Assembly of the UN and the Youth Council of UNESCO. HNYC is one of the largest and most represented youth federations in Europe.

HNYC overcomes political, ideological and social commitments in order to address challenges faced by youth at a national, European and international level. Aiming at continuously training and informing young people on issues that concern them, the HNYC implements workshops, conferences, cultural and other programs, seminars and activities that directly target young people.

The Agricultural University of Plovdiv (AUP) is established in 1945 as a national centre for agricultural science and education in Bulgaria. The AUP is the leading institution in proving comptences in agricultural business, science and education.

The University is equipped with modern research laboratories, experimental and demonstration fields and greenhouses, lecture halls, computer rooms and libraries, sport-halls and play-grounds. The AUP provides education for obtaining BSc, MSc and PhD academic degrees as well as postgraduate Lifelong Learning (LLL) for enhancing qualifications of professionals. Bulgarian and foreign students enroll both as full-time and part-time students in degree courses of agronomy, plant protection, animal husbandry, agroecology, horticulture and viticulture, agricultural economy, agro-tourism, etc.

The Agricultural University is among the first Bulgarian Universities awarded an Erasmus Charter as early as 1999 with the accession of the country to Socrates/Erasmus programme. In 2007, the University received an Extended Erasmus Charter, which allows the students the opportunity to take part in international practical placements. In 2014, the University joined the Erasmus+ programme with a vast network of contacts with almost all European countries. Nowadays we have Bilateral Agreements signed with over 80 higher education institutions and companies. The AUP participates in international educational and research projects and projects financed by national and transnational Operational Programmes of EU.

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“This webpage has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of the webpage are sole responsibility of the Hellenic National Youth Council and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union, the participating countries the Managing Authority and the Joint Secretariat”.

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