Association Center for Development Montanesium /ACDM/
ACDM is founded in 2008 as a non-governmental, non-profit and apolitical organization to contribute to the development of the North-Western Bulgaria and support different stakeholders to smooth differences both within the region and compared to other BG regions.
The main objectives of ACDM are: to contribute to the development of the North-Western Bulgaria and smoothing differences both within the region and compared to other BG regions; to perform activities supporting the tourism’s development; to contribute to the process of economic development; to perform activities supporting the CBC cooperation; to protect the environment and bio-diversity; to preserve cultural heritage and traditions; to support the advancement and development of youth initiatives and activities; to promote human rights, equal opportunities and non-discrimination.
ACDM is founded as an output under the project financed by PHARE RO-BG with an idea to strengthen BG-RO relations to develop common projects and support cross border cooperation in the area of economic and human sources development. We have experience both in implementing EU projects and carrying out sub-activities in the field of public important projects – tourism promotion, environmental and bio-diversity protection and running information activities in the sphere of EU integration.
At the present time ACDM has 3 members as a staff appointed on labor contracts and several ones under civil agreements, who are office accommodated and equipped. ACDM is a Lead Partner of the project named “The Alternative Tourism as an Instrument for Economic Development” financed under Bulgaria-Serbia IPA Cross-Border Program. Project proposes to collect information about alternative elements of tourism’s sphere which are not wide-popular but which are significant on the regional level especially these directed to the cross-border cooperation.
Forever for Europe Association (FEA)
Forever for Europe Association /FEA/ is a non-governmental, non-profit and apolitical organization. It was founded in 2005 with the aim of supporting organizations, authorities and citizens in the EU integration process.
The main objectives of FEA are: Facilitating the access of citizens, both in urban and rural areas to information on all EU areas of activities; Assisting SMEs and other organizations and institutions in the preparation and implementation of projects to obtain grants from EU; Stimulating partnerships and networks at local, regional, national and EU level; Promoting human rights, equal opportunities and non-discrimination; Regional development through human resources development and CVT; Developing entrepreneurial spirit in the region; Improve the quality of education; Protecting the environment and bio-diversity; Preservation of cultural heritage and traditions.
We have extensive experience both in implementing EU projects and carrying out activities in the field of human resources development, social inclusion of disadvantaged categories (Roma, young post-institutionalized people in rural areas etc.), environmental and bio-diversity protection and running information activities in all fields related to EU integration.
Also, we hold great experience in developing and managing partnerships with local, regional and transnational entities.
Since 2008 we are hosting EU Direct Craiova information center and, during this period, we had results such as: 23 printed publications (brochures, newsletters etc.) in over 10.000 copies, 24 workshops, 8 editions of Little EU Citizen (regional event organized on 9th of May each year), over 120 contributions to regional mass-media and many others. We are managing a local group of volunteers (16-55 years old) which are actively involved in all activities carried within EU Direct information center.
Between 2012 and 2014 we carried an extensive information campaign on the protection of environment in the Ciuperceni-Desa protected area in schools and local authorities from the area: field trips, seminars, workshops, website, information materials etc.