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“The Journey Goes on to New Horizons” - Exceptional Youth Exchange in Kranevo, Bulgaria

Last week I got the opportunity to participate in a Youth Exchange with 50 other people from Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Turkey, Portugal, Slovenia, Poland and the Netherlands. Project “The Journey Goes on to New Horizons” took place from 23rd of September 2017 to 1st of October 2017 in Kranevo. It…


Find Out What Tracey Gillen from Ireland Thinks about Bulgaria and Her Staying in Varna

The Association For You doesn’t only deal with an EVS projects. As you probably already know, from time to time we host interns as well.  Find out what Tracey Gillen from Ireland thinks about Bulgaria and her staying in Varna. You can read about many nice things, but not only as there is a place…


International Youth Exchange for Youngsters with Different Abilities and Disabilities “The Journey Goes on to New Horizons”

International youth exchange “The Journey Goes on to New Horizons” is organized by the Dutch organization “Rock Solid Foundation”. It targets youngsters with different abilities and disabilities. Association For You is the partner from the Bulgarian side. And, naturally, we are dealing as a host of…


Long-term EVS is Not the Only Option - Meet Our Volunteers From Italy!

Ergisa, Marta and Salvatore are volunteers who visited Varna just for the short-term EVS project and probably they enjoy their summer in Italy right now. Not all of them are Italians though. Ergisa is an Albanian girl who moved to Italy a long time ago. Girls have just graduated from high school…


Luiza Karimova, Our Russian Sunshine Who Shares Her Skills and Experience at the University of Economics - Varna

Luiza is our volunteer from Russia who is a part of the Association For You project since June. She’s 27 years old, full of energy, young woman who decided to turn her life upside down. Are you ready to find out something more about her experience in Bulgaria? Luiza, why did you decide to do…


The Sport and the City vol. 2

On the 15th of July, we gathered in the beautiful park of Asparuhovo. It was the 2nd event from the project “The Sport and the City”. As with the first event, we enjoyed a perfect weather! Sports and the City - 2nd Edition! Some of the volunteers present at the event! The different associations…


Assia Zaharieva and Her Attempts to Spread Her Passion in Varna. Our International But Bulgarian Volunteer :)

Assia Zaharieva is a Bulgarian who spends most of her life in Germany after moving there at the age of 12. The EVS project created an opportunity to go back to hometown and use what she had learned as well as her passion - rollerblading - in creating “new” space in Varna. She is the part of our…


Taste and Share vol2

As you remember, in March we made a very fun event called Taste & Share and it turned out to be a big success! This is why we decided to create something like a small tradition. And use the occasion to introduce you to our wonderful volunteers in person.   Last Thursday, on the 13th of…


As There are Not Enough French People in Varna, I Introduce You Morgane Bugara

We had a nice opportunity to celebrate a 29th birthday of Morgane here in Varna in April. This small clue is supposed to show you that this French volunteer isn’t already new into town. Besides, probably many of you have already had an opportunity to meet her during some of the events she helps to…


Some Moments From Our Presentation About Erasmus + and EVS Activities at Vasil Levski School

We think that it is very important to spread the news about the benefits of volunteering. We want to give information about other Erasmus + activities for youth as well. So we often make informative presentations for young people in schools. This week the volunteers Laura, Daria, Miranda and Saskia…


Lidia - Volunteer From Siberia

After being patient with her long visa fight, our volunteer from Russia managed to come to Bulgaria in March. Lidia is 28 years old girl (well, I should say woman) from Siberia, who already has a big experience living abroad and using different opportunities to travel the world. What is she doing…


The Sport and the City Vol. 1 - Skate Park Mladost

The Summer is finally in Varna and the city welcomes the new season with more and more alternative youth initiatives and events. One of them occurred this Saturday in the skate park Mladost and was open for participants of all ages. The organisers planned four events, which together form the…


The Summary About International Steering Committee in Varna For the Project 'The European Gateway'

On the 11th and 12th of May 2017, the Association FOR YOU organised an international steering committee. It included all the organisations and partners involved in the project The European Gateway,  Erasmus+, K2. You can read more about the purposes and aims of European Gateway in a previous post…


Our Small Family is Getting Bigger and Bigger - Meet Miranda From Cyprus

Miranda is a 26 years old volunteer from Cyprus who came to Bulgaria in February. She is here already for a few months and helps in Младежки дом together with Sonia (you could read about her experience last time). They already have a new helper there, the new volunteer from Germany - Saskia (you…


Sonia Golini - the French Volunteer of Varna European Youth Capital 2017

Sonia, French volunteer for Varna 2017. Sonia is a 24 years old French volunteer who came to Varna few months before us (and here I mean the bigger part of youth who participate in the project Get Ready – Varna 2017 and myself). This is why, I am sure, she has much more to share with you, as she…


No, You Don’t Have a Deja Vu. Joeri is One of the Twins Who Do Their Internship in Varna

Joeri is a 20 years old Belgian guy who came to Bulgaria in February to do his internship. You had a chance to read an interview with his twin brother Jan. The guys are leaving at the end of May so you have the last chance to get to know them!   Just one month of your internship in Varna…


Interview With Laura - Our Creative Graphic Designer, Who Likes to Combine Work in the Office With Outdoor Activities

Laura is a 29 years old volunteer from Lithuania. We are just sitting in the office and discussing her age, as she doesn’t look like being almost in her thirties. I think it is because she likes to spend so much time outside. She has also another theory. She thinks that it may be because of…


You Should Not Base Your Expectations on Your Past Experiences - What Else Our French Volunteer, Marie Gabrielle, Has to Say About Her EVS in Varna?

No, we do not sit in a nice restaurant drinking small coffee (where the hell is a big “normal” coffee hidden in this country?). Marie and I actually didn’t even have a regular conversation. But hey, let’s imagine we did. It shouldn’t be so difficult, because Marie-Gabrielle happens to be my…


Lively Moments From Our Intercultural Event "Varna, Get Ready: Taste & Share!" at Yo-Ho-Hostel

On the 18th of March Association FOR YOU organized an intercultural event at Yo-Ho-Hostel. Volunteers and interns, who are part of our new project Get Ready! Varna European Youth Capital 2017, presented their countries and prepared delicious meals from their national cuisines. We think, that it is…


Meet Jan Muller - Our Belgian Intern, Balancing Between Office Work and Creative Activities

By Daria Howicka After an exciting game evening in our cozy common room in the apartment for volunteers, Jan and I sat down and had a nice conversation. Of course we had to start somehow, so to warm Jan up I asked him to describe his experience in Varna with one word. Seemed to be easy, but…