“I’m changing Europe!”
Behind every EGL Project there are people - those incredible, energetic and enthusiastic humans who make things happen on the field. People who manage the activities, build relationships, share knowledge, inspire local communities, keep an eye on the social impact of their work. Who are the faces of EGL? We want to get to know them, hear who they are, what are their passions, dreams, goals, how did they find themselves in the Europe Goes Local network. Youth work needs many talents and the people of EGL are bringing in a diversity of resources - skills and knowledge together with their vision of how empowered youth looks like. Meet them. Hear their story: Boglárka Huszthy and Barnabás Gulyás from Hungary
Who is Boglárka?
My name is Boglárka Huszthy, but everyone calls me Bogi. Many of my foreign friends started singing ‘Boogie-Boogie’ because of my name and I think they were right - because next to my work, another one of my biggest passions is dancing. I’m a folkdancer.
I come from a big family and I think that in life, I’ve also been really lucky to be part of several other big families - my dance group, the Student Council, etc. I’m really grateful for the people I’m surrounded with. They are all a miracle and I really like their colorful worlds, which is also why I believe that the world is a beautiful place. I spend as much I can in nature, in the forest, mountains, by the water. I often go biking, swimming, walking, sitting on a stone and contemplating.
Who is Barnabás?
I consider myself a youth worker but not working directly and regularly with young people, which I am a bit sad about. However, I believe my mission is important because I want to contribute towards improving the conditions of youth work itself. This means that I try to take part in initiatives that aim to develop youth work in many aspects: its recognition, competences of youth workers, youth participation etc.
In private life, I am one of the most stubborn people, though I am also open to hear and listen so I guess it’s a better combination.
I am passionate about nature and water in any form. I can’t imagine my life living in a plain without any hills or mountains. Swimming is my sport. As a Hungarian, it usually happens that I chill in thermal water instead of really swimming. I am kind of omnivorous when it comes to music, probably death metal is the only exception. I am very much into Russian literature, from Tolstoy to Ulitskaya.
Would you like to know more about youth work in Eger, Hungary? Read our article in the Actions in EGL series!