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The International Youth Center given the go-ahead to launch by the Ministry of Education

* The building complex is to consist of different functional areas for performances, concerts, conferences, smart offices, and more.

A brand new and modern Youth Cultural Center is to be built in the largest and most densely populated residential area in Burgas, Meden Rudnik – in the immediate vicinity of Petko Rossen Middle School.

The construction permit of the Youth Center was signed on October 20, 2020 in Sofia, and presented by the Minister of Education Krassimir Valchev to Yordanka Ananieva, the Deputy Mayor of Burgas for Health, Education and Youth Activities.

“By creating a Youth Center, Burgas Municipality will provide a place, where young people will have the opportunity to develop and put their ideas into action,” said Mayor Dimitar Nikolov.

The built-up area of ​​1,153 sq. m. will consist of a parking lot, a multifunctional hall that seats up to 180 people, spaces for open conferences, exhibitions, seminars, and meetings, as well as recreation areas and areas for informal cultural and educational activities. The ground floor will hold a cafeteria, and the second floor includes a 35-bed facility for guest speakers and participants in national and international events.

The Youth Cultural Center will offer variety of services for young people, including international youth exchanges, non-formal education, regional summits, trainings, startup initiatives, and more.

The “Establishment of International Youth Center – Burgas” project is implemented under the “Local Development, Poverty Reduction, and Enhanced Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups” Program, funded by the 2014–2021 European Economic Area Financial Mechanism (EEA FM). The Youth Center plans to meet the Council of Europe’s Youth Work Standards by providing various activities for the region’s youth community.

The project will be implemented by 2024 in partnership with the Municipality of Reykjavik, Iceland, which will additionally promote international cooperation and exchange of good practices between the two countries.

Three more Youth Centres in Gabrovo, Montana, and Pernik will be built under the “Local Development, Poverty Reduction, and Enhanced Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups” Program.