Bulgaria - Bulgarian Sports Development Association (BSDA) - Bulgarian Sports Development Association was founded in 2010 and is a nonprofit public benefit organization devoted to the development of Bulgarian sports and the improvement of the sporting culture in Bulgaria!
Main priorities of BSDA:
* Reviving sport culture; * Volunteering in sport; * Education through and in sport; * Good governance in sport; * Integration through sport; * Skills of the future and entrepreneurship.
They believe that sports should be part of life of children and young people and should reinforce in them all those values and support their use in all aspects of life. Sport is also an excellent way to prevent many common problems of young people such as social exclusion, violence, discrimination, crime and addictions.
The BSDA team is motivated, creative and full of innovative spirit that works for the development of the Bulgarian sports and enhances the sporting culture in Bulgaria. BSDA membership is voluntary and the Association involves both physical and legal persons willing to help the sports development morally or materially. They also organize different events in the areas of: entrepreneurship, citizenship and active society. The team of the organization consists of professionals from different fields such as: sports experts, media specialists, tourism and hospitality, education, marketing and others. Our main goals are: 1. Sustainable development of physical education and sports in Bulgaria; 2. Develop different strategies and programs for sports tourism. 3. Development, application, implementation and coordination of national, municipal, government, European, international and other projects and programs for development of sports, sports facilities and physical education; 4. Improving the health, physical condition and sports culture of the nation, concerning youth problems as a priority; 5. Optimization and mobilizing human and material potential in sports and personal development; 6. Creating an enabling environment for a sustainable and efficient management and entrepreneurship in sports and tourism; 7. Development of education in physical culture and sports and through sports, and informal continuing education in the field of sports, professional development, business and entrepreneurship; 8. Protection of children, youth, professional athletes, coaches, sports figures and sports organizations; 9. Develop, Stimulate entrepreneurship and personal development of the youngsters; 10. Development of prevention through sports.
Full member of ISCA – International sports and culture association and National Patient Organization Confederation "Health Protection" - Bulgaria.
Represented at: National Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria - Commission on cooperation with NGOs and citizens' complaints (April 2015 – present) - Representative in Public Council - sector "Physical Education and sports".
Founder of representative body the NGO Forum for support of Bulgarian presidency 2018 (March 2017 -present);
BSDA has been between first 32 organizations in Europe, that signed the launched from Commissioner Tibor Navracsics pledge of good governance in sports during Sport Forum 2017 in Malta. (March 2017);
Part of Public Council on youth issues to the Minister of youth and sport in Bulgaria (December 2017 – present).