Youth Center Plovdiv http://youthcenter.local Община Пловдив Competition for youth initiatives http://youthcentre.plovdiv.bg/en/detail/6/806 Project "Youth Centre Plovdiv - a powerful factor for local development" http://youthcentre.plovdiv.bg/en/detail/6/805 Project ''Establishing a youth centre in the city of Plovdiv" http://youthcentre.plovdiv.bg/en/detail/6/17 <p><strong>About the project</strong></p> <p>In 2014 Professor Anelia Klisarova, the minister of Education and Science, hands to Georgi Tityukov &ndash; the then deputy mayor of &lsquo;Sport, Youth and Social Policies&rsquo; in the municipality of Plovdiv &ndash; a signed contract for establishing a youth centre in the city of Plovdiv. &nbsp;</p> <p>The project &lsquo;Establishing a youth centre in the city of Plovdiv&rsquo;, Programme BG06 &lsquo;Children and Youth at risk&rsquo;, Component 1 &lsquo;Caring for youth at risk&rsquo; is funded through the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009-2014 and amounts at 1 354 593.94 EUR (2 649 314.82 BGN). The project is funded on 100 per cent.</p> <p>The youth centre is being built near the Regatta Venue Park in the city of Plovdiv. It is&nbsp;a three-story building with different functional areas: an accommodation area, offices and interactive educational centre area and a canteen area. There&nbsp;is a number of meeting rooms and spacious halls for conducting conference, seminars and non-formal educational activities. A state-of-the-art computer and multimedia rooms as well as a modern library&nbsp;are specially equipped to suit the purposes of the centre.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The work of the centre&nbsp;is geared towards supporting and improving the life and well-being of the young people, aged 15-29, through developing and implementing non-formal educational activities. The services and programmes offered at the youth centre will be accessible to all people, including such coming from low-income families, social institutions, ethnic minorities as well as young people, living in remote and rural areas around Plovdiv.</p> <p><strong>Objective</strong></p> <p>The main objective of the project is to establish a youth centre in the city of Plovdiv by building an appropriate infrastructure and implementing services and programmes for young people at risk and underprivileged youngsters; a centre that meets the requirements for a Quality Label &ndash; modern standard of the Council of Europe.</p> <p><strong>Vision</strong></p> <p>The Youth Centre to be a place where young people are the driving force that leads to social change; a place which works towards establishing international cooperation in the youth sector and fosters the intercultural dialogue, respectful of Council of Europe&rsquo;s values &ndash; human rights, democracy and the rule of law.</p> <p><strong>Mission </strong></p> <p>Youth Centre Plovdiv exists to show equal <strong>CARE</strong> for all young people, regardless of their colour, ethnicity, social background and religion; <strong>REACH OUT</strong> to fulfill their deepest needs and cravings and work towards <strong>TRANSFORMING</strong> the lives of young people through <strong>OFFERING</strong> relevant and high standard services and programmes in line with the Council of Europe&rsquo;s values, so that young people may <strong>DEVELOP</strong> their own knowledge, skills and attitude</p> Our Team http://youthcentre.plovdiv.bg/en/detail/6/792 <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">The team of Municipal Enterprise "Youth Center Plovdiv" includes 19 people. Their main objective is to help young people to cope with the challenges they face by involving them into programmes and activities developed under the objectives and priorities of Council of Europe. In addition to the main educational team, external experts are working in the centre, implementing activities in certain areas. For the good condition and the normal operation of "Youth Center Plovdiv" a team of host, maintenance worker, hygienists and security guards take care.</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong>Dimitriya Todorova - Director</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong><img src="/uploads/assets/images/img_.png" alt="" width="200" height="255" /><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;I have a master degree in Public Administration from Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski". My professional experience started at the beginning of 2009 in the Department of "Sport and Youth Activities" of Plovdiv Municipality. I have been working as director of "Youth Center Plovdiv" since January 2015. The project for the establishment of youth centre is one of the most significant projects in our city. In "Youth Center Plovdiv" young people can develop their skills and feel socially responsible. For me and my team there are two words that we can define "Youth Center Plovdiv" with - "cause" and "sense"!</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong>Ivanka Sarmenova - Chief Accountant</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><img src="/uploads/assets/images/img_8342.png" alt="" width="200" height="257" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">My professional experience so far is mostly in the "Accounting" Department of Plovdiv Municipality where I have been an expert for more than 7 years. I am working in Municipal enterprise "Youth Centre Plovdiv" since May 2017. I think that the youth centre is a place that gives many opportunities for children and young people in our city. They can develop themselves improve their knowledge and be active members of the society.</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong>Mariya Angelova &ndash; Educational Adviser</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong><img src="/uploads/assets/images/img_4452.png" alt="" width="200" height="245" /><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">I have a master degree in Translation and Business Communications from Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski". My previous professional experience is in the field of foreign language teaching with groups of students and adults. I have been part of "Youth Center Plovdiv" team since its opening. Here I implement non-formal educational activities. Being part of "Youth centre Plovdiv" team is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the development of young people. Together with them we are trying to change our surrounding reality in a better direction.</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong>Sofia Totozova &ndash; Youth Worker</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong><img src="/uploads/assets/images/img_4324.png" alt="" width="200" height="243" /><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">I have graduated the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv. I have been part of&nbsp; "Youth Center Plovdiv" team since it was open and I am happy to work for the young people. My professional experience is in the field of music and I have international practice in singing. I have been trained by the Council of Europe and I work toward improvement of the interpersonal communication and mutual learning.</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong>Mariyana Sekulova - Youth Worker</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong><img src="/uploads/assets/images/img_3957.png" alt="" width="200" height="245" /><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">I am glad to be part of the team of Municipal enterprise "Youth Centre Plovdiv". Me and my colleagues work actively to promote youth work and make our center recognizable. I believe that our work brings new knowledge, skills and contributes to the full development of young people.</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong>&nbsp;Vesela Rozens- Youth Worker</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong><img src="/uploads/assets/images/img_4415.png" alt="" width="200" height="245" /><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">I work in the Municipal enterprise "Youth Center Plovdiv" because I believe in the potential of young people. I think that if we can motivate young people to educate themselves, develop their knowledge and creativity, to teach them how to be good and sympathetic, we will leave them a legacy of a better world.</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;<strong>Kalina Damyanova - Youth Worker&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong><img src="/uploads/assets/images/img_6363.jpg" alt="" width="190" height="285" /><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;My professional experience started here in Municipal Enterprise "Youth Center Plovdiv". This is the place where I feel in the perfect environment to be part of the youth society and to be one of those lucky people who have the opportunity to inspire the young people nearly my age about things that are interesting and important for us. In my Youth Worker position, I want to expand the horizons of my own world and the point of view for everyone who wants to go with me on the adventure called life.</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong>Veselin Nikolchovski - Chief Expert</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong><img src="/uploads/assets/images/img_8318.png" alt="" width="200" height="258" /><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">I have graduated master degree in business economy at Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski" and I have been part of the team of the "Youth center Plovdiv" ,where I have the opportunity to develop my skills and competences in dynamic environment. I love challenges and that is why I find working with young people both - interesting and important task.</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong>Georgi Ignatov - Junior Expert</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong><img src="/uploads/assets/images/img_31541_pr.png" alt="" width="200" height="287" /><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;In addition to my work in "Youth Center Plovdiv", I am also a student in Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski" with a degree in business management . I'm happy to be part of the center's team because I like working with young people who are looking for development. I have experience in the sport field and I think I can be useful in the work of this team. I like the tranquility and nature of our country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong>Ivan Aladzhov - Receptionist</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong><img src="/uploads/assets/images/img_3149_r.png" alt="" width="200" height="258" /><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">I graduated my master's degree at the Academy of Business "Dimitar A. Tsenov" in the town of Svishtov. I am proud to have the opportunity to work in "Youth Center Plovdiv" and to be part of this team. My work here motivates me to do my best and become better at professional level.</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong>Aleksandar Dakov - Receptionist</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong><img src="/uploads/assets/images/img_3188_r.png" alt="" width="200" height="263" /><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">I am a student at the Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski" with a degree in sports pedagogy. I have been actively practicing football for 15 years, and now I am happy to be part of the team of "Youth Center Plovdiv". I love the challenges and I believe that with my professional experience in the sports field I would contribute to its development in the center. My passion is to travel, to be in nature and to share joyful moments with my loved ones.</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Youth Centre http://youthcentre.plovdiv.bg/en/detail/6/225 <p>Youth Center Plovdiv was built&nbsp;under the project: BG06 - 103 "Establishing of a Youth Center in Plovdiv", Component 1 "Care for young people at risk", Program "Children and Youth at Risk, financed through the financial mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009 - 2014, which takes place within the framework of a contract for the implementation of project No D03-9 / 28.01.2014</p> <p>From May 2, 2017, the center functions as a municipal enterprise of Plovdiv Municipality.</p> <p>The center has:</p> <p><strong>Reception</strong></p> <p>You will be warmly welcomed with a smile and given detailed information on all current and forthcoming events, non-formal educational activities, clubs, and all other activities run at Youth Centre Plovdiv.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Rooms</strong></p> <p>The Plovdiv Youth Centre has 17 rooms for accommodation. Each room offers its guests a wonderful view of the Regatta Venue &ndash; the biggest Regatta Venue on the Balkan Peninsula &ndash; or a splendid view of the state-of-the-art multifunctional sport facilities.</p> <p>The center offers double and triple rooms, one suite and 3 rooms adapted for disadvantaged people. Each room has its own bathroom and all necessary facilities for a stay. Placement of young people at the Youth Center improves their social skills and their ability to live independently.</p> <p><strong>Dining area</strong></p> <p>The dining area is located on the first floor and has 60 dining places, some of which are adapted for people with special needs.</p> <p><strong>Halls</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong>The Youth Center has a conference room with a capacity of 35 seats and a study hall, which can be divided into three smaller&nbsp;rooms with 12 seats.</p> <p><strong>Library </strong></p> <p><strong></strong>The library is located on the second floor of the youth centre. Sunny and cozy, with a wonderful view of the sports facilities. Besides the rich selection of literature, you can also find entertaining games.</p> <p><strong>Computer room</strong></p> <p><strong></strong> The computer room is spacious &nbsp;with a view of the sports facilities. The area is 68 square meters and is equipped with 14 computers.</p> <p><strong>Multifunctional sports complex</strong></p> <p>An integral part of the Plovdiv Youth Center is a multifunctional sports complex, which has 3 small football field playgrounds, 2 basketball playgrounds, 4 tables for&nbsp;tennis, a combined playground that can be used botth for playing volleyball and tennis, outdoor fitness equipment with a tent and a running track. The complex also includes mobile stands for 500 people.</p> <p><strong>Changing rooms</strong></p> <p><strong></strong>The Plovdiv Youth Center has 6 modern dressing rooms, each with its own bathroom, bathroom, cupboards and benches.</p> <p><strong>Parking</strong></p> <p>Outdoor parking with 47 parking spaces, of which 3 parking spaces are available for car parking for people with disabilities.</p>