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

Vasilen Vassilev is 29 years old from Pernik. He has a secondary education, has professional experience as an operator of metal cutting machines, his hobby is beekeeping.

How did you find out about the Raise Youth project?

Through the health mediator of the town of Breznik - Daniela Zahova.

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

Good start and career with my hobby.

How did he inspire you?

The project gave me a lot of information and the necessary training for good implementation.

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

Because they have no interest in their future.

Why should young people join Raise Youth?

To know more and thus they will have an idea of ​​their future.

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

It has a beautiful nature, good conditions for my realization. The downside is that for most young people there is no such opportunity for realization.

What is your favorite dish?

Moussaka with tarator.

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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