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The history of the Erasmus organization in Sofia starts in 2006/2007 when two students from the University of Sofia decide to help the local Erasmus, but not as any kind of organization, but just as their friends. The things get a bit more serious when Mariya Dineva, Gueorgui (a.k.a Horhe) Filipov and Kristina Toncheva take over in February 2008.
After a meeting with about 10 more students, an agenda for the whole semester is prepared and Sofia appears on the Erasmus map of Europe as a city that has a lot of amusements to offer.
Since all of the founders had already been on exchange where they had had the chance to get to know ESN, they were all convinced that Bulgaria should join as well. ESN Sofia University was approved as a candidate section by CNR Rimini and in December 2008 CND Gdansk turned it into a full member of ESN. Mariya Dineva was elected as the 1st NR of the country. The second section applied right after – ESN NBU (New Bulgarian University, Sofia) obtained the candidate section status in February 2009 at the CNR Skopje, in May 2009 it became the 2nd official Bulgarian section at the CNR in Porto.
With ESN Varna on board (after the Bulgarian NP in February 2010), ESN Bulgaria could officially constitute its first board – Kristina Toncheva (president), Horhe (Gueorgui) Filipov (vice-president, internal relations), Mariya Dineva (vice-president, external relations), Anastasia Ignatova (treasurer), Iva
The next applicant section came in 2010 from Veliko Tarnovo - our 4th section. Аnd rigth after it another one from Sofia. ESN UNWE was accepted in the beginning of 2011.
ESN Bulgaria organized the 1st ever summer school of ESN in 2009 – Bulgaria Education Summer Training a.k.a. BEST. It was a great motivation for the participants and for the organizers as well! The event turned into the big kick-off of ESN Bulgaria and brought international fame to our country!!! After this success ESN Bulgaria organized the BEST 2 in august 2010 and the South Eastern European Platform 2010 in Veliko Tarnovo. Excessive activism is observed in Bulgaria and there is nothing that can stop us.
What is important to know about us?! Hmm… one simple thing – we are the best! BEST turned into our trademark and we will keep on proving that we really are.
We are writing the history now. Still a lot of great moments to come!!!