Some time passed since I had an opportunity to explore Bulgaria thanks to working visit. After rainy Blagoevgrad and snowy Bansko, it was a high time for sunny Burgas! However it was not my first time in that magnificent city, that was the very first time when I have been working there. What is more, my job there was slightly different than my usual media duties.
Thanks to the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria, as well as Team Europe Junior, I joined one of the info tours this year, which is organized annually on the Bulgarian seaside. The main aim of these is to spread information about the European Union, its values and policies. To achieve this, TEJ is travelling around Bulgarian seaside with its info points. Info point itself is just a small tent, which is always situated in the most crowded place of every seaside town. But this small tent is full of info materials about Euro Zone, GDPR, ecology… a huge variety of crucial topics. All TEJ volunteers are also there to answer questions. What is important, the info tour that I participated in, was not only about giving info materials or making lectures about European Union. We focused also on kids and youngsters, that is why we prepared entertaining games and quizzes for them, such as wheel with questions (of course about EU) or map challenge.
During that working visit I prepared three materials for media. First of them is video that will show how info tour looked like. Another is radio interview with Martin and Angel, two men that are in TEJ from the very beginning, and they introduced the whole idea of the initiative. Third one is article for Youth Vibes, which will summarize that experience.
This working visit was also part of my personal project. I had a chance to observe how to organize that kind of events as well as find inspiration for next editions of E+xpo. In that case also networking was very important, and I hope the connections that I made during that week will help me in my personal project and development.
Of course working visits are not only about working, and that time I explored amazing seaside spots such as: Pomorie, Primorsko, Nessebar and Tsarevo, because those were towns that we visited with our info points.
I want to thank Team Europe Junior and Representation of European Commission in Bulgaria for inviting me and giving me a chance to participate in that amazing initiative.
All pictures provided by Representation of European Commission in Bulgaria, made by Martin Matev.