International Youth Festival 2

In the period 2-5th June, Municipal Enterprise "Youth Centre Plovdiv" held the second edition of one of its largest events - International Youth Festival "Act and Impact".
 
The festival was a celebration for all young people, as well as those who work with and for them. The event was opened with the greeting from Georgi Tityukov - vice-mayor “Sport, youth activities and social policy". We also enjoyed the wonderful performances of the young people from the ART CREW group and the Folk Dance Group, formed under the youth initiative "Folk Dance Month".
 
Participants were representatives of the following Bulgarian organizations: National Youth Forum, National Scouting Organization, Regional Centre "Europe Direct", School "Together with Elena Stoycheva", Leader Academy, Association "Youths Speak", Paleontological museum - Asenovgrad, Center for Educational Integration of Children and Students from Ethnic Minorities, Center for Combating Drugs - Kardzhali, Foundation School of Life, Bulgarian Red Cross, Professional Forum for Education and the Bulgarian-French artist Hristiyan Bakalov. In the festival there were also our partners from the National Network of the Youth Centres from Burgas, Gabrovo, Stara Zagora and Montana and Foundation "Applied Research and Communications Fund’’. And, among the international participants were: Youth Centre Piispala (Finland), Youth Centre Brezice (Slovenia), Afev (France), Lisbon Youth Centre (Portugal), Braga Youth Centre (Portugal).
 
On the alley of the Rowing Channel in the form of an exhibition, each organization presented its activities. At the same time, their representatives had the opportunity to lead sessions in the halls of the Youth Centre. The main topics were related to career development, mental health, volunteering, youth policies and decision-making, creativity, health and sport, international exchanges and programmes as well as others developing the knowledge and skills of young people. 
 
Special guest was Stanilia Stamenova - world and European champion in canoe-kayak, who talked about her path as a professional athlete, successes and challenges in her life.
 
The whole team of the Municipal Enterprise "Youth Centre Plovdiv" expressed thanks to all participants in the festival for their active presence and proven professionalism, as well as all tireless volunteers - Alexandra Babaikova, Bozhidara Bozhilova, Denitsa Borudzieva, Denitsa Dobreva, without whom nothing would be the same. During the event, space was given for expression, creativity and sharing. Thus, all young people touched the magic of "Action", which grew into "Impact" - on the environment, society, and individuality.
 
The festival is part of project "Youth Centre Plovdiv - a powerful factor for local development" under the programme "Local development, poverty reduction and improved inclusion of vulnerable groups", funded by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2014-2021.
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Project № BG06-103 "Establishing a Youth Centre in the City of Plovdiv" under the programme "Children and Youth at Risk", component 1 "Care for Youth at Risk" with the financial support of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009-2014.

Project № BGLD-1.003-0002 "Youth Centre Plovdiv - a powerful factor for local development" under the programme “Local development, poverty reduction and enhanced inclusion of vulnerable groups” funded by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2014-2021.