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Interview of the month: Martin Nikolov

This month we had a small talk with Martin Nikolov, a student that loves to travel, explore new places and learn something new on a daily basis. He has been part of many projects organized by Next Generation and here you can read what he has to say about the Erasmus + projects.

Tell us something about yourself: who is Martin and what is he doing?

Formally, Martin is a student who wants to travel, work and learn something new every day. Behind formality,  Martin is open-minded, talkative and sociable person.

On how many youth projects have you participated so far, and what have you learned from the expereinece?
Approximately 10 projects. Despite that they all are providing knowledge on different topics, the common thing for all of them that are showing World in different and unique view – view without boundaries and set of stereotypes.

Explain your Erasmus+ experience in 3 words.
Enjoyable, attractive, fun

What was the most interesting moment you had while on an Erasmus+ project?

On a project in Slovakia, there was a proposal, no one expected this situation, and was interesting and unforgettable moment.

What is your favorite traditional food you have tried while participating on a project and where?

I don’t remember the name, but it was in Switzerland and was very special. Next time in Switzerland, I will remember the name and recipe.

Which part from Erasmus+ inspired you to do what you are doing now?

How the knowledge/skills/attitudes aquired from participation in youth projects have been beneficial for you?

I became more interactive and open-minded person. I broke a lot of stereotypes that are existing in my society and long time ago, I used to believe in them.

How is this Covid 19 time affected your life, and what have you done to grow during this year?
Big change in student life
Nothing special – running and programming
What would you say to motivate other young people to take part in youth projects?
To participate soon as possible. Once Erasmus, always Erasmus. Trust me, you won’t regret.