#PJstories – Interview with Aleksandra Georgieva

Aleksandra participated in the Training Course “Good Jobs Green Jobs” organized by PROJUVEN in Benalmádena, Spain

Hello! My name is Aleksandra Georgieva and I was a participant in the Good Jobs Green Jobs project in Benalmádena, Spain. My opinion of the project is entirely positive. I learned new things I was not familiar with, I remembered facts I had forgotten about the green deal, the green jobs and environmental protection from harmful emissions, pollution. I have made friendships that I will never forget. Thanks to the project, I now have friends in Italy, Belgium, Slovakia, Latvia, Germany, Spain. I learned new things about the culture and traditions of these European countries. We had a great time and we managed to combine the useful with the pleasant.

Why is promoting the green economy so crucial? How can the green and just transition benefit the job career of young people?

Еncouragement and promoting the green economy is essential for us to live in a cleaner world. I strongly hope that Europe will reach its goal by 2050 and become the world’s first neutral climate continent. The green and transition can be beneficial for young people. The question is how? Trainings and projects (such as “Good Jobs Green Jobs”) related to the green deal introduce young people to the opportunities for creating new green jobs and if a young person passionate about the idea of ​​creating green jobs does so, he or she will set an example for other entrepreneurs, so that in the future there will be many green businesses providing jobs for young people, and it is crucial to actively promote the green economy so that more people can understand its importance.

What is the most important thing you have learned during the training? How do you plan to share and use your knowledge?

One of the most important things I learned about myself in training is that I need to change some of my habits to contribute to a cleaner environment. For example, to use a bamboo toothbrush, to organize young people from my region for spring cleaning, to plant instead of cutting down trees, to use a car that emits less harmful emissions into the air. These are still small steps, but important, and if I start practicing them, I will set an example for others to start doing the same. Every week, when I go out with my friends, we touch on the subject of the green deal and the green economy. It is important for me to find out how familiar they are with this topic. Many of them were willing to share the notes I took during the training course so that they could learn more about what we had learned.

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