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managing Director

Maria Salabasheva

Journalist and classical musician with two Master’s degrees obtained in Bulgaria and the US. Maria is a person with cross-cultural experience and an interdisciplinary approach. Among her experience in the youth sector is an annual Internet security training for children, jointly implemented with the Municipality of Burgas and the Local Commission for Prevention of Antisocial Behavior of Minors.

The team

The implementation of Burgas International Youth Center would not be possible without active teamwork and dedication. Here are the people who have embraced the mission to turn the IYC into the “place” where young people can freely express themselves and manifest their needs.

youth worker

Aishe Chengeli

In 2019 Aishe obtained her bachelor degree in Business administration from "Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov" University in Burgas. In her experience through the years she has developed some crucial qualities for youth work: empathy, active listening, and presentation skills. Aishe has the ability to inspire confidence in young people, which makes her a valuable part of the team.

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Anelia Asenova

Anelia has Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW) from Burgas Free University. She has experience as a team manager which enforced her communication skills and decision-making. Anelia is happy to be part of the International Youth Center's team because she is dedicated to help young people in their educational and social development.

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Ventsislava Tsvetkova

Ventsislava earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology (BA/BS) from St.Cyril and St.Metodhius University in Veliko Turnovo. She is a good collaborator, focused on teamwork. Ventsislava is proficient in English and German languages, and a dedicated Hallyu fan.

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Violeta Brambarova

Violeta is а first-year freshman in Elementary and Primary pedagogy in Burgas Free University. Before that, she studied Folklore Singing in “Dobri Chintulov” high school. Apart from being a youth worker in IYC Burgas, Violeta is also teaching Christianity to children in a local church, because she loves to work with kids and be an example to them.

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Julieta Ivanova

Julieta is originally from Burgas but for the last 7 years she's studied and worked in Sofia. Julieta is an artistic person focused on young people's career development, non-verbal communication, and community building. The main reason for Julieta to become a youth worker is her desire to be part of a team dedicated to transform Burgas into a more lively space full of young people.

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Katya Hristova

Katya is currently studying Pedagogy in "St Cyril and St Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo". Additionally, she holds degrees in both Digital Marketing and Graphic Deisgn, and regularly visits various trainings in Bulgaria and abroad. Katya is a firm believer that we never stop learning throughout all our lives, and her desire is to pass that on to the youth in Burgas.

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Magdalena Stamova

Magdalena is Master of Science in Counselling Psychology. She developed her professional competence in CBT at the Adaptation Mental Health Clinic in Sofia. Currently Magdalena is continuing her studies at The Academy of Modern Applied Psychology - Dunfermline, Scotland. In her practice she is focusing on aggression and harassment prevention, overcoming life and age crises techniques, emotional intelligence development, behavioral and emotional problems, loneliness.

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Mirela Gospodinova

Mirela graduated Roman Languages High school “G. S. Rakovski” in Burgas. Afterwards, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Culturology at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She is experienced in working in multicultural environment and volunteer work, and her desire is to continue to grow in this direction.

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Mihail Kolev

Mihail graduated Burgas Free University as a Master in Strategic communications and Media management. He is website content writer with good communication skills, which allows him to interact with people of all areas of life. Mihail is an experienced organizer of all kinds of cultural, sport and health-related events.

Project team

Project Manager

Stanislav Mаzhgalov

Design Engineer. Director of the Burgas Museum of Aviation since 2016. Stanislav has extensive experience in the non-governmental youth sector. He has served as Deputy Chairman of the “Youth Voice” National Association since 2018.

Project Coordinator

Maria Burulyanova

Senior Expert, Burgas Municipality Strategic Development Department since 2011. Maria holds a Master’s degree in Political Strategies and Communications from the University of Kent, Brussels. She has relevant experience in the preparation and implementation of European projects, financed by European structural and investment funds, as well as other financial instruments.

Project Technical Аssistant

Katya Delchilova

Head Manager, Burgas Youth Cultural Center. Master of Ecology and Environmental Protection. Katya has over 10 years of experience and expertise in the implementation of cultural projects, events, and festivals.