This List belongs to the ALLIANCE OF THE BELOGRADCHIK NATIVES AND THE FRIENDS OF BELOGRADCHIK, ABN&FB. The town of Belogradchik is among the most beautiful places in Bulgaria -with a unique nature and a rich cultural heritage. However both the demographic changes and social cataclysms in the second part of 20th century exhaused the human capacity of the Belogradchik region. The migration process in the last 50 years changed the population of the town. The failure of the family tradition and the lack of relationships between the different generations seem to be unfavourable factors for the social progress of the town and for the prosperity of its citizens.
Everyone who is interested in the problems of rural regions, their history and natural and cultural heritage and traditions is kindly invited to join that Club. We intend to develop this List as a clearinghouse of original documents and/or forgotten books and articles in the field of history, folk studies, war history, social behaviour, education, etc. This, however, means that in a most part the materials published will be in Bulgarian: therefore some basic
knowledge of that language will be necessary. Certainly postings in English are allowed as well.
In addition some recent problems should be put in a focus, e.g. small town development, rural gender issues, agricultural reconstruction, youth and ageing in rural areas, rural economic restructuring, rural household in transition, health and poverty with nursing and social cares, rural market participitation. Case studies and comperative analyses will be much appreciated.
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