The team of the Regional Youth Center-Breznik met with the Regional Governor of Pernik - еng. Emil Kostadinov. They asked for assistance in promoting the ideas and events of the RAISE Youth project.

The center conducts initiatives for all young people in Pernik district aged 18 to 29 who neither work nor study. Candidates are currently being sought for developing business plans and raising funds for their financing through international platforms.

"I am sure that the activity of the Youth Center will become more and more popular and I will provide full support with the responsible institutions for conducting farmers' markets, which these young people would like to realise", said Eng. Kostadinov.

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 the Norwegian Youth Employment Grant Fund.