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.


SDA is one of nine local civil society organizations in Sofia which have been invited to become an official partner of UNHCR for 2023 to work on integration of refugees and persons with temporary protection from Ukraine.

At a joint meeting with all partner organizations on January 20, 2023, the UNHCR Bulgaria Representative Ms. Seda Kuzucu outlined the priorities for integration in Bulgaria, noting that continued efforts are needed to respond to the multiple crises that marked 2022 and to ensure that everyone in need receives adequate care and protection. Communication, dialogue, collaborative efforts and sharing of expertise will guide the integration agenda in the coming months. SDA welcomes the opportunity to continue cooperating with UNHCR and other public and private stakeholders to solidify the results achieved over the past years. Most notably, SDA will seek to expand the operations of the municipal Bureau for information and services to third country nationals, which has already proven to be a key point of service for migrants in the city as well as for coordinating the efforts of the many organizations that provide essential support and long-term integration pathways to all those who have chosen to stay in Sofia in search of a better life.

Read more about the project on our website and social media channels.



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