Strazhitsa Municipality is located in the north-east part of Veliko Tarnovo region. It is occupying parts of the Forebalkan and Danubian Plain.

Area: 508 sq km

Population: 14,719

Inhabited places: 22




Tunai Tatarov

I have graduated my secondary special education in Professional High School of farming "Marco Angelov" in the village of Kamen in 2007, major "Agricultural equipment." I also have a qualification for computer operator, specializing in "Text processing" from Center for professional training "GeleSoft" Gorna Oryahovitsa.

I am working in the Community Development Center, Strazhitza, because I want to contribute to the development and modernization of the Roma community



Aneliya Asenova

I have graduated "Angel Karaliychev" high school, in the town of Strazhitsa.

I am working in "Amalipe" so that I can encourage people from the community to change their vision and start the change - the young people to continue their education, to prevent early marriages and to help everyone to express their own opinion.

I lead campaigns and discussions, talk to people about common problems and try to help them any way I can.




The town of Lyaskovets belongs to Veliko Tarnovo district and is the center of the municipality that borders the municipality of Gorna Oryahovitsa, Strajitsa Municipality, Zlataritsa Municipality and Municipality of Veliko Tarnovo. The total area is 117,542 acres. Within its borders there are 6 settlements – the town of Lyaskovets with total area of 213 ha and five constituent villages with areas as follows: village of Dzhulyunitsa - 186.3 ha, villageof Kozarevets - 153.7 ha, village of Dobri Dyal - 186.3 ha, village of Dragizhevo - 91.1 ha, village of Merdanya - 89,8 ha.

The total population is about 15,000 people, about 9,500 of whom live in Lyaskovetz, 2100 in the village of Djulyunitsa, 1200 in Dobri Dyal, 900 in Kozarevets , in the village Dragizhevo -700 and 600 in the village of Merdanya. Of the total population 48% are men and 52% - women. The age structure of the population is approximately as follows: under 18 years old - 13%, population in working age - 55% and a population of retirement age - 32%.

valioValentin Dimitrov Nikolaev

30 years old, currently living in Lyaskovets, born in the town of Shumen on 29.10.1982. I graduated from the School of Mechanical Engineering "Vasil Levski" in Gorna Oryahovitsa class "Internal Combustion Engines". I come from a family of musicians. I am currently working as a moderator at the Center for Community Development - Lyaskovetz. I work at this position because I believe that this way I can help the Roma community and can contribute to the process of changing the attitudes towards Roma people.

 Motto: "Onward and upward!"