SOFIA DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION was founded as non-profit organization with the decision 348
of the Sofia Municipal Council to work for the sustainable development of the capital.

Sofia Development Association discussed with international partners a draft action plan for the establishment of a center for providing information and services to third-country nationals in Sofia

SDA is part of the #CONNECTION project team, led by EUROCITIES, and works along with partners in Tampere, Madrid and Antwerp on community of practice “Pathways to migrant employment and one-stop shops for integration needs”. On March 5, Sevdalina Voynova presented to experts from the municipalities of Athens and Tampere, the coordinators of the EUROCITIES project, as well as the organization facilitating the exchange between the partner-cities MigrationWork, the draft action plan of SDA for the establishment of an information and support center for migrants, which would help them integrate in the labor market. In this regard, the SDA team will work together with Sofia Municipality, businesses and the non-governmental sector.

In addition to sharing its ideas for analyzing the needs of refugees and TCN and identifying the necessary services to be provided by the one-stop shop, the SDA team also received information about the municipality's experience in Athens so far. Representatives of Athens shared valuable advice on different approaches to attract more stakeholders, to coordinate the construction process and to achieve sustainability in the development of the one-stop shop.

CONNECTION: CONNEcting Cities Towards Integration action, is co-funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.


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