The Head of the Liaison Office of the European Parliament in Bulgaria Mr. Teodor Stoychev, the MEP Mr. Asim Ademov, the sociologists Mr. Stefan Georgiev and Mr. Dobromir Zhivkov, the deputy director of the European Council for Foreign Policy and director of its Sofia office Ms. Vesela Cherneva discussed with young people and graduates of the BSoP the expected and unexpected results of the 2019 Euro elections which took place at the end of May. This happened during the discussion “The 2019 European Elections – the Balance. Prospects and Challenges for the New Members of the European Parliament”.
The forum was held on the 20thof June 2019 at Grand Hotel Sofia and was the final event of the project “Europe Hears You. Vote!”, which the Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitry Panitza” implements with the support of the European Parliament. The event was moderated by the host of the BNT “Referendum” program Ms. Dobrina Cheshmedzhieva.
At the end of the discussion, the winners of the audio-visual competition “Europe Hears You. Vote!” were announced and awarded. Among the dozens of performances sent, a jury of five members: Prof. Ingrid Shikova – founder of the European Studies major and lecturer at Sofia University, Boris Pankin – director, Danail Shcherbanov – photographer, Tanya Chuntova – public relations at the EP Liaison Office in Bulgaria and Bilyana Bogoeva from the BSoP, chose the three winners and the winners of two more incentive awards. The 18-year-old Nikolay Petrov won first place, and with it a trip to Brussels and a visit to the European Parliament. Second place and a camera were grabbed by students from the National High School of Commerce, Plovdiv. The third place was taken by Yana Voinova, who received a mobile phone. The audience award, a video camera, was won by Radoslav Sviretsov.