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 a proud member of the Pact for Skills community which aims to mobilise a concerted effort for quality investment in up- and reskilling Europe’s workforce.  

The Pact for Skills was launched on 10 November 2020. It aims to support public and private organisations with maximising the impact of their investment in upskilling and reskilling, so they can thrive through the green and digital transitions.

The Pact for Skills calls on national, regional and local authorities; companies; social partners; cross-industry and sectoral organisations; chambers of commerce; education and training providers; and employment services to work together and make a clear commitment to invest in training for all people of working age in the EU.

The Pact is the first of the flagship actions under the European Skills Agenda. It is firmly anchored in the European Pillar of Social Rights and supports the ambitions of the EU Industrial and SME Strategies.

Membership in the Pact is a new opportunity for SDA to adopt good EU practices for upskilling and reskilling, as well as to network with European organizations on a variety of topics. Currently, SDA is a consortium member of the SYNCLUSIVE project which is focused on helping vulnerable women 55+ improve their chances for sideward or upward mobility in the labor market. Taking part in initiatives of the PACT opens up possibilities to scale social innovations for the future of employment in Bulgaria.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101094526

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