On the 10th December 2015, on the Human Rights Day, an international conference on the topic of human rights of Internet users was held in Sofia. The event was organized by the Applied Research and Communications Fund, the Center for the Study of Democracy and the Council of Europe and dedicated to the Bulgaria's Chairmanship of the Council of Europe.
At a press-conference on September 17, the Applied Research and Communications Fund and Association Parents announced the beginning of its National campaign against gender-based violence, financed by Norway Grants.
The team of the Safer Internet Centre from the Applied Research and Communications Fund conducted two training sessions in Varna on October 20-21. Trainings, one for the young people and one for professionals, were organised as part of the campaign “Better Be Informed than Exploited” on the occasion of the European Anti-Trafficking Day. The initiative was organised by the National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Ministry of Education and Science, Directorate “Prevention” of the Varna Municipality and the Regional Inspectorate of Education.
On September 8, 2015, a team of experts from the Applied Research and Communications Fund held a training for 30 primary-school teachers on the methodology for countering hate speech and discrimination.
The original idea of the Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre BeeSecure to arrange a kind of “Mobile Clinique” for checking the security of mobile devices used by kids was adapted and for the first time implemented by the Bulgarian SIC on 21 June.
In June 2015, primary school teachers from 5 different Bulgarian towns entered a workshop for early prevention of hate speech and discrimination through interactive methods of teaching the school curriculum.