Today we present you another important participant in the CSCD project - Raise Youth - in support of youth in Pernik District.

Suzana Mihailova is 28 years old, graduated in political science and has experience in municipal administration. Her interests are related to various fields: from history to sports. He has been involved in sports for 6 years and has even taken a fitness instructor course.

How did you find out about the Raise Youth project?

I was the coordinator for Kovachevtsi municipality.

What horizons has the project opened up for you so far?

It gave me the strength to think about starting my own sports business.

How did he inspire you?

Through the trainings I went through.

Why do you think some young people who neither work nor study are reluctant to take advantage of the opportunities that Raise Youth provides?

I can't find a reasonable reason for this.

What could be done better than the CSCD to develop Raise Youth? What initiatives do you think should be emphasized?

To affect areas such as sports and healthy living.

Why should young people join Raise Youth?


Because it gives a lot of ideas, experience and new knowledge.

What are the biggest advantages of your hometown and its population? What about the biggest cons?

The advantages are related to our proximity to Sofia. There are many young people in the city. I would connect the disadvantages with our polluted air and the lack of jobs for young people.

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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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