MOVE.BG Community: Maria & Niki


От МOVE.BG, публикувана на 25 февруари 2015

We decided to introduce each month the amazing people which are part of the MOVE.BG community and take part in the various activities offered on the platform. We start with the lovely Maria and Niki.

Maria Lazarova

What moves you in life?

The faith in the success achieved with perseverance and work.

What are you doing in MOVE.BG?

Mainly help Elisar Bashir, who is an expert on European issues and program coordinator in the movement. Help with the collection of information on various studies and events, transfers, conferences and lectures, preparation of questionnaires and tests. Strive to promote the activities of MOVE.BG.

Why are you a part of our community?

Because I believe that everyone - more or less - needs to contribute to the useful things that inform, educate and, hopefully, influence the public. Also what moves me is the fact that volunteering is a two way process - when I help I get help too: i enrich myself in a new environment, keep myself up to date on the current debates in Bulgaria and on European level, to develop different qualities and skills, to meet new people from different fields.

What are the important topics for Bulgaria today according to you?

What are the important issues and what should be important topics, unfortunately, are two different things in the Bulgarian reality. Many initiatives were initiated in Bulgaria, but little is done. My belief is that we should not wait for everything to be fine to start paying attention to things which can be beneficial as progress. More attention should be paid to adolescents - is not normal to be witness of events, in which 16-year-olds beat to death their peers. We should stimulate young people performing brilliantly at international level, providing them with access to forums that are invited in order to be motivated to stay in Bulgaria. Important issues should be how to keep young people in Bulgaria, how the infrastructure can be adapt to the changing realities, how to promote Bulgaria as a tourist destination.

 What is it that our society needs most?

Culture in all its forms. Energy and ambition, focused on the right things, in the desire for new knowledge and development. We need leaders with political will to involve more young people in public and political life of our country; people committed to what they do and believe in what they can - people – courageous and principled professionals.

 

Niki Dragov

What moves you in life?

The desire to create. In my case this is to inspire hope, enthusiasm, curiosity in people to help them make the best of themselves and feel satisfied. The desire to find, keep and build up its identity. Striving for quality in what I do.

What are you doing in MOVE.BG?

Trying to promote causes and ideas of MOVE BG among people with whom I met and considered that they will find in it the meaning that all we seek.

Why are you a part of our community?

Because I believe in the ideas of community and its power to implement them. I believe in the people who are part of it.

What are the important topics for Bulgaria today according to you?

There are quite a few. But along with justice, education, health and energy independence, I think the key issue is the people, because without them, the system will collapse. When planning any changes and reforms in any sector need we need to think how to motivate people, to give the best of themselves, and not to provoke sly events, because we are very good in this, unfortunately. I believe it is possible, there is always a way. Identity and its preserve are essential, especially in view of the millions of Bulgarians who leave the country and those here involved in its future.

 What is it that our society needs most?

There is a need for good examples and authentic leaders who can communicate ideas openly, without fear. People who show that, despite everything, with faith and hard work, dreams can be achieved. And I belief that we are strong and we can move Bulgaria only if we are together.

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