Apply for BFW’s Feminist Boot Camp 2019 now!

  •  March 10, 2019

What is a Feminist Boot Camp? 

“Feminist Boot Camp” is an intensive 5-day seminar, aiming to empower, in a safe environment and through acquiring knowledge and skills, young women and girls, especially representatives of different vulnerable groups. The participants in the camp will have the opportunity to learn more from the best experts, activists and professors about the feminist and gender theories and trends, about the history of the women’s movement in Bulgaria and around the world; to discuss gender and human rights (in)equalities; to identify different forms of discrimination. The participants will also acquire and develop practical skills for drafting and realising projects related to women’s rights and achieving gender equality.

During the Feminist Boot Camp the participants will not only get acquainted with each other but will be able to share their own experience and stories with one another and with the BFW’s team in a safe space, and discuss their ideas about women’s rights related projects in Bulgaria. After the end of the Camp, the participants, individually or as a team, will be given the opportunity to apply for financing their projects with up to 2000 BGN per grant in an internal competition funded by the BFW.

Who can participate? 

In order to become a participant* in the Feminist Boot Camp, you should be female, between 18 and 35 years old and be able to spare 5 full days in May (the camp will take place from May 11th to May 15th 2019).

/Taking into consideration the purpose of the camp, namely –  empowering girls and young women, especially such from different vulnerable groups, preference will be given to applications of women and girls from minorities, women and girls with disabilities, LBT women and girls, etc./

How to apply?

In order to apply for the Feminist Boot Camp, send us an e-mail to by 23:59 on April 21st 2019 with a Subject “Application for the Feminist Boot Camp 2019” containing the following documents**:

  1. A brief introduction (up to 1.5 pages, Word, font 11, in BULGARIAN) – what do you study and/or work, what are your hobbies, where are you from, how old are you and anything else that you would like us to know about you.
  2. A motivation letter (up to 1.5 pages, Word, font 11, in BULGARIAN) – why do you wish to participate in the camp, what do you expect to learn, how is your participation going to contribute to the camp, etc.)


The call is open from March 11th to April 21st 2019. 
By April 30th the Bulgarian Fund for Women’s team will assess the received applications and announce the approved participants.
The camp will take place between May 11th and May 15th 2019 (it is mandatory that the participants are present during ALL 5 days of the camp).


All transportation, accommodation and meals’ related costs during the camp will be covered by the Bulgarian fund for Women.

The participants should pay a 50 BGN fee (the BFW’s team will additionally get in touch with the approved candidates to provide them with more information regarding the camp and the fee payment).

For more questions and information, you can get in touch with us or at 02/986 47 10.

The team of the Bulgarian Fund for Women wishes you luck!

The Feminist Boot Camp initiative is possible thanks to the support of Global Fund for Women.

*According to Article 7, point 14 from the Bulgarian Law on Protection Against Discrimination  (LPAD), the special measures in favor of disadvantaged people or groups of people, such as young girls and women, especially women from ethnic minorities, with disabilities, LBT women, are aiming to equalize their opportunities, as far as and as long as these measures are needed, they are not discrimination.  Allowing only women to the Feminist Boot Camp, giving advantage to girls and young women from vulnerable groups, is in this sense a temporary special measure aiming to achieve real equality between men and women.

**BFW is a private data administrator and processes data in accordance with the data protection legislation and Regulation (EC) 2016/679.П

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