In memoriam Tsveta Velinova (1951-2021)


Op 11 september 2021 is Tsveta Velinova overleden.
Ze was sinds vele jaren secretaris van ons bestuur en de motor achter veel van onze activiteiten.
Ze werkte in Nederland tot haar pensionering in 2017 bij Stadsgewest Haaglanden en Metropoolregio Rotterdam Den Haag. Daar was ze onder andere actief bij het tot stand brengen van Europese samenwerking tussen de Nederlandse regio's en de toen net toetredende nieuwe lidstaten in Oost-Europa. Veel steden en regionale overheden zijn daardoor in staat geweest een goede start te maken als onderdeel van de EU.
Naast haar werk had Tsveta een brede culturele belangstelling. Aan met name dans en literatuur beleefde ze veel genoegen. Ze vertaalde Nederlandstalige literatuur in het Bulgaars om haar favoriete auteurs ook daar bekendheid te geven.
De laatste twee jaar woonde ze in Chepelare (BG) om haar vader te verzorgen. In augustus 2021 werd een hersentumor bij haar vastgesteld. Een operatie heeft niet meer kunnen helpen. Ze is in Plovdiv overleden.
Wij wensen haar familie sterkte toe bij het verwerken van dit grote verlies.


On September 11, 2021 Tsveta Velinova passed away.
Since many years, she was the secretary of our Board and the driving force behind many of our activities.
In The Netherlands, she worked for the City Region Haaglanden and the Metropolitan Region Rotterdam The Hague until her retirement in 2017. One of her duties was the enactment of European cooperation between the Dutch regions and the at that time new member states in Eastern Europe. This way, many cities and regional governments have been able to make a good start as part of the EU.
Besides her job, Tsveta had a broad cultural interest. She took great pleasure in dance and literature. She translated Dutch literature into Bulgarian to make her favourite authors popular in Bulgaria.
Her last two years she lived in Chepelare (BG) to take care of her father. In August 2021 she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Surgery did not have effect. She died in Plovdiv.
We wish her family strength to bear this great loss.

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This site gives information on the activities of STOEP.
The sections News and Projects provide an update on the recent activitites of STOEP and present relevant developments in Eastern Europe.
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STOEP's activities focus on projects facilitating the transition period of the new and future EU member states. These will include cultural, environmental, socio-economic, spatial and public administration initiatives which will help cohesion between old and new member states.

Four volumes of productions by the Flemish artist and playwright Jan Fabre published in Bulgarian language

Jan Fabre wrote diaries during the night. Those have as title 'Nightbooks', because the Dutch for Diary is 'Dagboek', literally translated 'Daybook'. Tsveta Velinova translated three volumes, just as a volume with fourteen of his theater texts.
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