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Centre for Labour and Social Practices is a non-profit organization that operates in public interest in the field of social work, youth support, civil society awareness, soft skills training and social integration. The organisation has gained extensive experience working with various social groups under the implementation of a number of projects with EU and national support. Our non-profit organization also implements large number of social studies and develops activities related to the implementation of social policies, development and strengthening of democracy and human rights, civil society, migrants’ integration into labour market, implementation and development of curricula for training courses and more.
Iva is passionate about improvisation theatre and dance and believes that art is the key for personal development and social inclusion.
Personal Motto: “If you don’t find the way, create one!”
Iva has a Master degree in European Studies from King’s College London and a Master degree in Business Management from Institut Supérieur de Gestion – Paris. She has an international professional path with several years of experience in France, Spain and Bulgaria. Iva’s key expertise is in the field of Project Management and European Cohesion policy with more than 10 years of managing European funding international projects under a variety of programs.
Iva has also been engaged as EC external evaluator within the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme. Currently, Iva is developing several business projects and is an external advisor for companies in the field of education and training both in Bulgaria and Spain. Her professional activity in this field is focused on the introduction of Emotional Intelligence topics in the training process and on the development of innovative training and coaching approaches. As national coordinator for the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program and also former participant, Iva has also participated in the implementation of activities supporting the entrepreneurial skills’ development of young people. As a certified career development advisor, Iva works as mentor for young students.
Georgi has a personal interest in movement and dance therapy as a tool to support intellectual and emotional development. He currently teaches and performs for the largest swing dance school in Bulgaria.
Personal Motto: “Keep on moving.”
Georgi has a Master of Science in International Entrepreneurship from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Economic Relations at the University of National and World Economy, Sofia. He has experience as coordinator for several projects under the Creative Europe Programme of the EU (Swinging Europe, Swinging Europe Network, etc.) as well as the Erasmus+ programme (Job Clubs Network, Youth WorkNet, etc.). He has been involved in the implementation of nationally-funded projects under the Human Resource Development Operational Programme.
Georgi has academic and practical experience in small business management, venture creation and online marketing. He is owner and founder of an innovative start-up providing high- quality shoes and accessories for dancers. Over the years, he has developed his operational and managerial skills applying innovative technologies and learning strategies into practice – an experience that brings valuable perspective into the practical adaptation of innovations and their successful dissemination among target groups.
Diana is interested in theatre and dance and believes that nature helps us understand everything.
Personal Motto: “The most effective strategy to do something is to go ahead and do it”
Diana is studying Cultural studies in Sofia University. As a student she has been part of a theatrical academy for two years.
Diana has been a volunteer in an international art residence “The old school” in Bulgaria, where she met and worked with many artists, including dancers, painters, and singers. She has been involved in voluntary work in “Antistatic” International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance where she has been immensely inspired by a number of international dancers and their crews.
Diana has worked in Sofia National Opera and Ballet as well as in the “A25” Cultural foundation. She also has experience as a researcher working for a market research company.
Diana is interested in gender equality and social inclusion, emotional intelligence, various types of theater and environmental problems.
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