The initiative is of the Regional RAISE Youth Center – Breznik and includes active representatives of the local community from the region.

They are united by reviving interest in the area and attracting tourists from all over Bulgaria and abroad to get to know the culture, history and natural sights of this little-known but very colorful region.

During a joint meeting this Saturday, a procedure was launched to create a working group whose activity will be directly related to the registration of a tourist cooperative in Pernik Region.

The team will consist of a chairman, two secretaries and members. These people will support the overall process of preparing and submitting all the necessary documents for the registration of the cooperative in the Commercial Register. The working group will also participate in the development of a joint marketing and business plan of the association, as well as in the creation of its statutes.

The tourist cooperative will be established by the end of October this year. Along with this, opportunities to apply for various European and other funding programs for grants will be sought.

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.


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