Подкаст – образование

D:  Hello, I am Daniela Boyadzhieva, student in 10th grade with German at 18 SU “William Gladstone” and president of the student council.

H:  Hello, my name is Hristiyana Yoncheva. I’m studying French at 18 SU “William Gladstone”, this year I’m completing my secondary education and I’m the Vice president of the student council.

DD: Hello, I am Daniel Dinev. I’m studying Arabic at 18 SU “William Gladstone” and I’m in 12th grade. In this audio podcast, we share with you how our work was in the workshop of the EU Coolтура project. This is my last year of school and I will soon face the next challenge of applying to a university. I wanted to take part in the EU Coolтура project to help all the students as well as myself in choosing a university. During our work on the interactive map of universities in the European Union, I got familiar with the most popular specialties at the moment, as well as with the universities where they are best represented.Thanks to this project, I was able to discover my passion for medicine and to begin preparing for the entrance exams.

D: My participation in the project EU Coolture was interesting and very helpful for me. We linked the product that we developed as part of the project, i.e. the interactive map of universities in the European Union, with the profiling subjects that we chose in the last academic year for the first stage of high school. This was very helpful to me, because through our research, I found out which subjects I should choose to study in the second stage of high school, so that later I could easily enroll in the major that I desired. The idea behind this interactive website is to bring together in one place the most important information for future students, providing them with information about the top universities in the EU in a particular field and the prior preparation required to apply, rather than spending hours on individual research .As a team, we have developed our ability to work as a team and we have taken on the challenge of conducting large-scale research on the subject, to be useful to anyone who has doubts about what and where they will study and what preparation the nextapplication will need.

H: I’m glad that I had the opportunity to participate in the EU Coolture project and the development of an interactive map containing the top universities in the European Union, since it helped me understand the application requirements in the different countries. I familiarized myself in detail where the best fees are and what are the conditions on campuses of  different universities. I believe that this study, conducted by our group of students will be of use to any future student. For me, continuing my education abroad is not necessary, but it was useful to compare the conditions and programs of these top universities with those in Bulgaria. I think it is important that young people, whether they graduated from a university in a Western European country or here, support the development of the environment in their homecountry, and the more educated the better.

Подкаст – културно многообразие

Hello! My name is Mihaela-Julia Bakalova and I study at the Vocational High School of Fashion Design in Veliko Tarnovo. Art as the highest form of humanity is the topic on which our guest was the Dutchman Jacob van Bailen, who showed us part of his collection of Bulgarian carpets. He found some of them during his travels in Ukraine, Turkey and Moldova. Beautiful forms of roses, fish, frogs, turtles, birds came to life in front of our eyes. The Armenian Hermina also took part in the workshop, telling us about the traditions around the Armenian carpets and their symbolism. Dragons and eagles are two of the main symbols in Armenian carpets. She told us that carpets also had a healing role in protecting the home and family. According to her, during the Armenian genocide, some people wrapped relatives or children in such carpets and sent them in this way to save them. Assoc. Prof. Sasha Lozanova, a teacher of art history, also told us about the carpets. She showed us pictures of Bulgarian Revival houses from two centuries ago, from where we could see how carpets were hung on the walls, above the beds and even over the hearth. Some of us also asked our grandmothers about carpets, and then we recreated these beautiful motifs on canvas bags and glass. The combination of shape, appearance and color, all these are symbols that contribute to the well-being of the family.

Подкаст – кръгова икономика

My name is Darina, I am 17 years old and I study at the Professional High School of Design “Elisaveta Vazova” in the specialty “Graphic Design”. When I first heard that the EU COOLture project would talk about resource efficiency and a circular economy, I thought it was a kind of transitional fashion that would pass quickly. I later realized that for hundreds of years, humanity has only used the natural resources that are extracted and transformed into products. The products are used by people and when they get bored or become unnecessary, they are discarded. It is this model with a beginning and an end that must be replaced by a circle, which presupposes the use, processing and re-transformation into products and so on. We all understood it. We already know how important it is to collect waste separately so that it can be recycled and re-incorporated into product production. I remember that only second-hand clothing stores do not solve the problem.

My name is Merve, I am 17 years old and I study at Professional High School of Design “Elisaveta Vazova”. Personally, I plan to do everything possible in the family and in the apartment building in which I live, to organize a separate garbage collection. This will help turn all waste into resources. And professionally, if I become a designer, I will design products from recycled materials. I will not make projects for plastic products, as plastic packaging decomposes for a very long period. At the same time, we see them dumped everywhere in nature – on land, in the seas, oceans, rivers…

My name is Katerina Levcheva, I am 17 years old and I am also a student at at Professional High School of Design “Elisaveta Vazova”. We live in a Europe without borders. People are moving to live, study and work across Europe and USA. People from different ethnic groups and with different cultures live in Bulgaria. So we live in a multicultural environment and we must be tolerant of people who are different. To know and respect their culture. I would also continue my education abroad. And it will change not only my life. I will get acquainted with the way of life and culture of the Europeans and when I return to Bulgaria, I will apply in my life and work what is useful for us.

My name is Lyubomira Stefanova and I am 17 years old. I study Fashion Design at Professional High School of Design “Elisaveta Vazova” and together with the other participants in the workshop of the EU COOLture project we managed to implement several projects for the transformation of old clothes by redrawing and sewing. We decorated them by painting, embroidering, bleaching and applying to prolong their lives. I admit that we had a lot of arguments because some of them gave crazy ideas, which, however, turned out to be difficult to implement. Finally, we made fully feasible projects. We researched what materials can be used on fabrics and we started. We all enjoyed it. Jeans, blouses, vests, sneakers have acquired a unique look and can be worn for a long time. We also made various unique items by recycling paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, boxes and more. We had a great pleasure to work and enjoy the results.

My name is Bozhidara and I am 17 years old. I study in a Graphic Design class at Professional High School of Design “Elisaveta Vazova”. Under the EU COOLture project, we tested a simple technique for the production of recycled paper by obtaining a sieve for filtering the pulp. It was very interesting and even fun. Then we cut out the finished paper sheets and painted on them. Using the decoupage technique, we turned bottles and jars into objects for home decoration – vases, pencil cases, etc. I used this experience and made similar ones for myself, for my family and for our home, for my friends. I used old jars and cans.