OSMOSIS Open Event in Bulgaria

OSMOSIS Open Event in Bulgaria

Project OSMOSIS task: Arrangement and accomplishing of Osmosis Open Event in Bulgaria

Location: Kyustendil, Bulgaria

Date: 12 May 2022

Description and results:

On 12th of May, 2022, Project OSMOSIS Partner – Kyustendil Association has organized an event for increasing social inclusion and equal opportunities for people with disabilities, which took place on Velbuzhd Square in Kyustendil and was filled with a lot of mood, sun, new contacts and emotions!

Official guests were representatives from many governmental, non-governmental, social and business institutions – Lyubomir Terziiski,DeputyGovernor of Kyustendil District;Radmila Rangelova,Deputy Mayor “Social Services, Programs and Projects”; Svetoslav Vassilev Deputy Mayor “Culture, Education, Tourism, Youth Activities and Sports”; Ivan Andonov – Chairman of the Kyustendil Municipal Council;Prof. Lalov, President of Paralympic Association in Bulgaria; Emilia Halilova-Tsvetina, Director of the Social and Housing Policy Directorate of the Municipality of Blagoevgrad; Neli Traykova, Director of the Day Centers for Children, Youth and Adults “Sveta Nedelya” of the Municipality of Sandanski and Margarita Berbatova, Member of Berbatov Foundation.

The day began with a series of demonstrational matches of boccia with teams from social institutions in Lovech, Sandanski, Blagoevgrad and Kyustendil.

Extremely exciting and emotional were the matches in which teams of “supporters” took part and played boccia with people with disabilities, thus demonstrating their commitment and support. The Regional Administration, the Municipal Administration, the Municipal Council of Kyustendil and South West University Neofit Rilski nominated their teams.

In the afternoon, in the hall of the Revival School, an information seminar was held, which presented the tools and manuals developed under the project, which are available on the project website in English and in the languages of all participating partners from Poland, Croatia, Latvia, Estonia, Northern Macedonia and Bulgaria.
Partners Kyustendil Association thanked all participants in this incredible event, expressing sincere gratitude to the teachers and students from South West University, who were active volunteers and helped hold the demonstrational matches.

The teams received cups and honorary awards for sportsmanship. We hope to keep many friendships, smiles and positive emotions from this day!