Society and Safety Foundation,
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Radostina Yakimova was born in 1981 in Sevlievo.She graduated “Vassil Levski” high school with intensive study of biology, chemistry and philosophy. She continued her education at the University “St. St. Cyril and Methodius “, where she received a degree as Bachelor of “Social Activities”and as Master in”Psychology. ” Her professional career began as a head of the Youth Center – Sevlievo in 2004. For 12 years she worked in the NGO sector and she still believes that the only way to change the environment which you live in is to roll up your sleeves and work for it, because the key to your success lies in your own hands and depence on the choices you make.
For her, the success is measured in people – those who have recognized the cause which she works for as their own, and who have believed in it. She believes that success is shared efforts, confidence, responsibility, energy and enthusiasm, because then anything is possible and there is no way to no way.
If you ask her to tell whether a book or thought that best describes her personality, she will reply that certainly exist, but has not met it, yet. According to her, there is nothing better than seeking of something more beautiful and better than you are “doing and making” at the moment, because it is a successful recipe and way for personal self-development.
You can contact Ms. Radostina Yakimova at email: email@example.com
Iliya Kuzmanov was born in 1967 in Sofia. He graduated in “Georgi Sava Rakovski” high school and the “Asen Zlatarov” university in Sofia in 1994.
He is working in the Ministry fo Interior since February 1997.
He worked in 07-th and 1-st Police departnment in Sofia and he is currently a head of “Combating crimes”group in the 05-th Police department in Sofia.
Iliya Kuzmanov can be described as a person with M. Kassimova’s quote: “… Because the heaviest part of the complaint and murmur as processes is their correlation with us.
To complain is the first step, logically followed by the desire “to dare”.
Once you dare the fight comes, then the two choices are possible – to win or to be defeated.
And, as you know, somehow we’re not OK to be a part of the team of losers – it is better to play in the team of the passive knowing people – so at the same time we are doing nothing and avoiding the possibilities to do something wrong, while we are continuing to complain.”
But Iliya continues and says “I am confident that at the end of the tunnel there is light and as we are often joking, it is not from the oncoming train … The light we strive … The light that inevitably will be reached … as long as we do not stop to desire it and to do it … to dare … to avoid and to not become a full-time/permanent players in the the passive knowing people’s team! ”
You can contact Mr. Iliya Kuzmanov at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Evgeni Krumov was born in 1969 in Kystendil
He graduated “Neophyt Rilski” high school in Kyustendil, and then in 1989 a secondary police school “F.E.Dzherzinski” in the Pazardzhik.
His professional career began as a police officer in Sofia and he is currently working in operational center in the police depratment in Kyustendil.
Evgeni Krumov can be described with the word “pioneer”. The new things are a challenge for him and is not afraid to lead and be at the front line.
Love, harmony and purity in the human relations are his inspiration and motivation to not stopping to go forward and seeking all posiible ways to change the world.
He wants to meet more honest and sincere people and studied his child on same, because even if it hurts the truth always comes first in time and place.
You can contact Mr.Evgeni Krumov at e-mail: email@example.com
Valentin Popov was born in 1964 in Dupnitsa.
He graduated the mathematical school o”Acad. SP Korolev” in Blagoevgrad and “Neophyt Rilski” University in Blagoevgrad in 1989
He is an Ministry of Interior’s official in the Interior Ministry since 1993 and he is a commander of a division of “Stanke Lisichkovo” checkpoint in the Border Police Directorate – Blagoevgrad.
Valentin Popov can be described with a quote of Lois McMaster Byudzholt who said:
“The democracy has a dirty little secret and it is the right to vote does not give you necessarily the right to choose”
He says: “The woman is right. But I very much keep and fight for the right to have a choice and I think I am also right. ”
Radka Pavlova was born in 1979 in Sofia.
She graduated 39-th high school “Acad. Peter Dinekov” in Sofia and higher education in Varna’s Free University and the Academy of MoI.
She is an employee of the Interior Ministry since 1998 and she has worked in the Sofia Police Directorate and Southeast European Law Enforcement Center (SELEC).
Henry Ford said, “By themselves, the ideas are values, but every idea in the end, remains only an idea. The task is to realize it in practice.”
According to her, if we want to have actively society which is influencing the processes in the country we should change ourselves. And if we do not see the road, we have to put through all challenges and make it.
Darin Kovachev was born in 1979 г.
He graduated “Vasil Levski” high school in Malko Tarnovo.
He is working in the Border police for 17 years and at the moment is a junior expert at green border in the “Malko Tarnovo” Checkpoint.
He is dreaming even a little bit late to enroll and complete higher education.
He believes that no one is sinless and often, walking on the path of our life happens to be wrong. Repeatedly. He is convinced that it is important to learn from all mistakes you made and to move forward on your way stronger and more confident.
To increase citizens’ awareness that the quality of security service depends on their actions and attitudes.
To create effective institutionalized model that ensures the participation of citizens in the reform of the Ministry of Interior and the institutions that provide the security service.
To change attitudes of citizens towards the Ministry of Interior officials and create a partnership based on a mutual trust.
To create social infrastructure at local, regional and national level, allowing communication and partnership between citizens, MoI officers and representatives of stakeholders for the preparation and monitoring of local strategies for security service.
To establish a successful model by which employees who have left the system in the Ministry of Interior to transmit and share their knowledge and skills.
Society and Safety Foundation seeks to change the meaning and content of the concept of “security” and to raise the awareness of security as a basic need, which if not satisfied prevents personal development. Through our activities we want to encourage the citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria to participate actively in the process of reforming the Ministry of Interior and the definition of the security service and to identify institutions which are its suppliers.
The security is not only a basic human need, but also one of the deepest aspirations enshrined in us. Ambition and desire for safety when we are at work, in public or when we are at home. Security can be viewed a much broader: striving for financial security, security in terms of our life and health, the health of our relatives, our work, our social position.
THE “CIVIL SECURITY” SERVICE
At present, there is no clear definition of the scope of the “Security”, the formation of the main components and mechanism of interaction between the institutions which are responsible for the quality of this service. Common understanding of ‘security’ to prevent external aggression and maintain public order in the country, thus ensuring its usually identified with some of the functions of the state. In other words, the creation and maintenance of security can be defined as a common public good, service that is used by all and for it is characteristic absence of competition in consumption, which is why its implementation is financed with part of the taxes of the population (budget of the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defence). Moreover, her negatives of all the non-market sector – inability to accurately measure received and paid, the absence of competition, hence comparability and choice, and presumably low efficiency. Meanwhile, the “National Security Strategy” of the Republic of Bulgaria refers to “adapt to the changing security environment” which “imposes new prioritization of security policy, the inclusion of overall institutional potential of society, applying new forms of interaction between the state, business and NGOs, such as public-private partnership. ”
“Extending of the social scope of the security policy poses new challenges for institutional coordination horizontal and vertical hierarchical relations management. Planned pooling of resources of the security sector and change the definition of the “security” requires taking concrete action not only by individual institutions and structures of civil society, but also of every citizen, which is one of the largest chalenges- citizens to realize that the quality of the “security” is defined by their action or inaction.
To be the “security” adequate to the needs and expectations of citizens is first necessary to identify their expectations and understanding of what constitutes the “security” – something which, although developed strategies and other program documents in this field is not made. Lack of clarity about the expectations of citizens, creating the basic prerequisite for overall dissatisfaction with the “security” as:
Security as defined in the National Security Strategy is a broad and public order and security are only one of it’s components.
The main priorities of the National Security Strategy and defined as vital interests are: • ensuring the rights, freedoms, security and welfare of the citizens, society and the state;
So formulated priorities cover all socio-economic sectors and require coordinated and common efforts of all countries to promote the “security”, quality and possibilities for its optimization and implementation of subsequent monitoring and control by its users.
It is essential that the institutions and their structural units, the civil society and citizens to begin to act as integrated components of the national security system. To begin this process is necessary before this dialogue to take place and create a partnership between civil society organizations, the private sector, state and local institutions what suggests the “security” and how it can improve its quality.
Our mission is to transform the Ministry of Interior and to be a transparent and open institution which is taking into consideration the real needs of the citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria while is providing a high quality of security service.
WHAT ARE THE REASONS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SOCIETY AND SAFETY FOUNDATION?
The founders of the Society and Safety Foundation,
PERSUADED that the Bulgarian society needs a serious discussion and more information about security and safety issues, the role of law enforcement in the prevention and detection of crimes, the need to analyze and change our attitudes and behavior in different emergencies and our active participation in the process of decision-making and policy-making regarding our security and safety,
MOTIVATED by the need of employees in law enforcement institutions to be involved and to participate actively in civic initiatives and the need to increase their knowledge and skills to work with civil society,
BELIEVING that providing security and safety for all can be achieved mainly through more education, training and motivation of the people to participate and improve the security service,
UNDERSTANDING the security service as guaranteeing the rights, freedoms, security and welfare of all citizens, society and the state,
CONVINCED that in the definition of the “security” must be involved citizens, employees in the Security Sector, institutions and social service providers and the work for improvement of its quality to in partnership with them,
ASSUMING that not the state institutions, but civil society organizations have a leading role in this to make people active, to identify problems in the security sector and to request changes which will improve both- the Security Sector and every citizen’s protection,
RESOLVED to work to bring different sectors and social groups together, to increase security and safety of citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria and asking all who are sharing our ideals, to join our efforts,
It was founded the Society and Safety Foundation by Trade Union Federation of the Employees in the Ministry of Interior as organization in public interest.