Bulgaria is another country that takes part in our project. The Vratsa region from Bulgaria, is represented by Agency for Regional and Economic Development,.

The town of Vratsa is settled in the foot of Vratsa Mountain(North-West Bulgaria)., It is administrative center of both - municipality and district with same name. The Nature Park Vrachanski Balkan, situated near the town, offers great opportunities for on-foot tourism. The town is a starting point for the routes to Vratsata gorge and Ledenika cave.

Agency for Regional and Economic Development, Vratsa is a non-profit organisation established in 1999 by Municipality of Vratsa,District administration Vratsa;CCI-Vratsa, House of Science and Technology; DSKbank. The mission is to support its members and other NGOs, participating through the activities in the process of regional and economic development, to promote the social partnership, to ensure information exchange and to contribute for development of entrepreneurial culture in the region, support SMEs competitiveness and exchange of good European practices and innovations for decreasing the interregional discrepancies.

The Agency is represented by:

Nesrin Doneva ([email protected]) – executive director of ARED since 2008. Experienced project manager and consultant; trainer of SMEs for project design and management;Responsible for management of ARED activities and project management. For OSS project – project manager

Nikolay Nikolov ([email protected])- SMEs expert, experienced consultant on SMEs project development and management. For OSS – communication manager

Petyo Angelov) - accountant ; for OSS – financial manager