Radomir Municipality hosts the second preliminary working meeting of the RAISE Youth project in connection with the establishment and operation of a Tourist Cooperative in Pernik district.
The event took place last week in the hall of the Youth Home with the participation of representatives of the municipal administration, the NGO "Local Initiative Group-Radomir-Zemen" and citizens.
Among the guests was the regional governor of Pernik Kiril Stoev. He expressed his full support for the project activities related to the promotion of the region as an attractive tourist destination.
Stoev clarified that the Pernik District Administration plans to establish a Regional Tourism Council, which will focus on the creation of a comprehensive concept for the development of the sector at the regional level and its sustainable development.
The participants of the working meeting also got acquainted with the summarized results of the survey on the attitudes of the local population regarding the establishment and functioning of a tourist cooperative. The survey was conducted in February by the team of the Regional Youth RAISE Center in Breznik and was attended by representatives of various fields and industry organizations from Pernik district.
The RAISE Youth project, implemented by the Center for Development of Sustainable Communities, covers over 500 young people aged between 18 and 29, living in the municipalities of Pernik, Breznik, Trun, Radomir, Zemen and Kovachevtsi, who are not currently involved. Within its framework, various trainings for career and personal development are passed, and the most active 20 participants will be provided with additional training and mentoring assistance to start their own business.
The RAISE Youth project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.