Brief information about the organization heading the project Youth Information Consulting Center – National Community Center "Dorostol-1870":

“Dorostol-1870” National Community Center in the town of Silistra was founded on September 1, 1870 by renowned education and enlightenment activist Sava Dobroplodni.
The chronicle points that through the years the Community Center has existed under different names – “Nadezhda” ,“Napredak”, “Trendafil”. Since 1896 the Community Center’s name is changed to “Dorostol” and currently the year of its establishment is added to the name – “Dorostol – 1870”. Different names with one mission and vision – the community center to be a place for education and culture! “Dorostol-1870” Community Center in Silistra is in operation, registered under number 448 in the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria.
In 1894 was established Mixed Choir “Sedyanka” with first choirmaster the Czeck music pedagogue Karel Mahan. On June 22, 1908 was established Мusic Сociety “Sedyanka” and two years later was held the first edition of the Festival of choirs from Danube cities.
In “Dorostol” Community Center were founded evening classes, Sunday courses, abundant book-stock, national university. From “Dorostol” Community center starts and preserve in time - theatrical art in Silistra, music association “Gayda”, town library and cinema, brass band. Also established were Children Music School, Children Choir “Dunavski slavei”, ballet school. Folk Song and Dance Ensembe “Silistra” and Children folklore formation were also set up. Main goal of the Community Center’s initiatives is to enrich the cultural life in the Municipality of Silistra. In the fulfillment of this goal “Dorostol-1870” offers as a tradition appealing concert programs on the occasion of the day of the National Revival Leaders - November 1, Easter and spring programs, for March 1 - Day of amateur art activities, also on May 24 and the celebrations for the day of Silistra – September 14.
At the present time, amateur art formations are set up in National Community center "Dorostol-1870", that provide local residents with the opportunity to study and preserve Bulgarian customs and traditions by participating in:


  • Mixes choir “Sedyanka”
  • Folk Song and Dance Ensembe “Silistra” – folk choir, folk orchestra, dance formation
  • Children folklore formation “Dobrudzhanche” - folk dance school, traditional and folk instruments school and folklore singing for students
  • Old city songs groups – “Zlatna Esen”, “Char”, “Retro”
  • Authentic folklore groups – “Dobrudzha”, “Dobrudzhanski slavei”, “Zlaten klas”
  • Folk-dance courses – for students and adults
  • Art school – music instruments /piano, violin, guitar/, vocal studio, ballet, Romanian and Chinese language courses
  • Youth groups – rock, hip-hop, break dance group

Board /Administrative council/ of Community Center “Dorostol-1870”, Silistra

  • Chairman: Margarita Lyubomirova
  • Secretary: Desislava Kostova


  • Dr. Iglika Yankova
  • Atanas Tokushev
  • Georgi Ivanov
  • Veliko Boev

Control committee:

  • Ginka Yordanova
  • Nedka Ruseva
  • Georgia Krusteva

Partner of Community Center “Dorostol-1870” through the realization of project YICC (Youth information consulting centers) Silistra is “Youth Wolrd” NGO – Silistra.

Experts – head and team contact information:

  • Margarita Lyubomirova, director of the project

Phone: +359 878 886 776
e-mail: mlubomirova@abv.bg

  • Greta Mihaylova

Expert: Psychologist and individual and group consultations
e-mail: guti_m@abv.bg

  • Desislava Kostova

Expert: Training, qualification, courses
e-mail: des1970@abv.bg

  • Tihomir Lefterov

Expert: Youth employment
e-mail: lefterov_@abv.bg

  • Yordanka Dimova

Expert: Information services
e-mail: nch.dorostol@gmail.com


Our address:
National Community Center "Dorostol - 1870", Silistra
Str. “Simeon Veliki” 135 ,fl.3, room 305
(the building of the ex Youth home)
Phone: +359 86 824 413
Fax:       +359 86 821 783
e-mail: nch.dorostol@gmail.com
Web site: http:// sil.mikc.bg