Lyubomira Gancheva

Youth Policy

Lyubomira Gancheva was born on 10.04.1983 in Plovdiv. She has a "Macroeconomics" degree from the Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski " and dozens of certificates from prestigious academies for political leadership.

Graduate of the Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitry Panitza" and Council of Women in Business. Participant in the World Forum for Democracy hosted by the Council of Europe.

Lyubomira has been devoting over 15 years (nearly half of her life) to volunteering activities in the field of youth policy at local, national and international level.

  • In 2002 she was the author of the innovative Program "Plovdiv for the Young People", where youth teams and organizations apply before the Plovdiv Municipality to finance their activities. Thanks to the program more than a decade Municipality of Plovdiv has made expenses for youth activities and hundreds of youth projects were successfully funded.
  • PR and board member of the National Youth Forum (NYF) - the largest umbrella youth organization in Bulgaria. Author of the Communication strategy of NYF.
  • Youth policy expert at the Standing Parliamentary Committee 'Children, Youths and Sports' at 43rd National Assembly of Republic of Bulgaria
  • Member of the Finance & Funding working group at the European Youth Forum (EYF) - the European umbrella youth organization

"No matter how diverse young people are, we have very specific needs & potential and require a devoted youth policy approach. I believe we will build a working Youth Policy unit, integral part of the Expert of the Millennium Club, which will be responsible for analysis, papers and recommendations."