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 (Sofia – DA) was established to promote and encourage the constant dialogue between civil society, business, public institutions and municipal administration for creating social environment which supports the development of Sofia as a modern European city, aids the sustainable development, entrepreneurship and initiatives of Sofia and its citizens, and fosters the interconnectedness between education, science, and business.
Sofia – DA main tasks are:
- To encourage the establishment of partnerships, both at the national and international level, aiming at the development of modern, accessible, and secure city environment in Sofia;
- To support the project activities of the Municipality of Sofia by providing information, organizing trainings, and consulting the process of project development and management;
- To assist the collection and analysis of data on Sofia city development, the monitoring and assessment of the effectiveness of the planned and implemented municipal policies, the involvement and utilization of the expertise of scientific institutes and centers, universities, nongovernmental organizations, private companies and persons;
- To collaborate with Sofia Municipality in carrying out public campaigns both at the national and international level.
The Sofia Development Association was established with Resolution 348/08.07.2010 of the Sofia Municipal Council and was registered as a not-for-profit legal entity with the Sofia City Court on 16.08.2010, company case No. 495/2010. Governing bodies of the Association are its Managing Board and Executive Director, appointed by the Sofia Municipal Council. Members of the Managing Board are municipal councilors from different political parties and representatives of the municipal administration.
The Sofia Development Association was appointed to coordinate the activities related with its candidature for European capital of culture with Resolution 677/2.12.2010 of the Sofia Municipal Council.