Project Beneficiaries

American University in Bulgaria

The first American-style, English language, liberal arts educational institution in Eastern Europe, the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) is a unique cooperative venture established with the support of the U.S. and Bulgarian governments, the Open Society Institute, and the University of Maine. AUBG is a privately funded, not-for-profit institution. Tuition and private donations, as well as grants, finance its educational activities. It opened its doors in September 1991, with a first-year class of 208 students and 16 full-time faculty members. Since then, the lively town of Blagoevgrad in southwest Bulgaria has become a cradle of academic excellence, creativity and cultural diversity. Nowadays, around 1100 curious, committed and talented students from over 40 countries come together to live and study in a supportive and secure community and immerse themselves in our first-rate American liberal arts education.


Association Business Information and Consulting Center-Sandanski

Business Information and Consulting Centre (BICC) – Sandanski is a non-profit association founded in 1997 as a result of the initiative of local entrepreneurs and representatives in the municipality of Sandanski. The organization was established with the expert assistance of the German consulting organization GFA – International Management Consulting and the financial support of Deutsche Ausgleichsbank, Germany. The activities of BICC – Sandanski support the economic, cultural and educational development of South-West Bulgaria. It does this through providing assistance to the needs of the local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and through the promotion of the region as a modern economic, social, cultural and sports center.

Evros Chamber

Based in Alexandroupolis, Greece. A public body consultant of the state with a mission to advance the business ecosystem of the Evros Region. The Chamber is under the supervision of the Ministry of Development and is a member of the Central Union of Chambers of Greece (K.E.E.E.), the Hellenic Chamber of Transport Association (Ε.Ε.ΣΥ.Μ.) and the International Chamber of Commerce. Therefore, it is the necessary and integral link between the government and the member companies of the Prefecture, without, however, exercising union action. It includes five sectors: Exports, Manufacturing, Trade, Services and Tourism. The number of active members to date is close to 8,300.

I.A.T.A.P. (Technology & Human Resources Institute)

From 1995 until today, IATAP carries out training and promotion activities, actions to ensure equal opportunities and parallel removal of social exclusion, as well as publicity and dissemination of information, with the aim of: Providing consulting services of a social, cultural, educational, environmental nature, promoting local, social, economic and cultural development, creating the appropriate infrastructure for equal education and access to work, and supporting the unemployed and socially and economically vulnerable groups in general.



YET is a non-profit organization that supports young and future entrepreneurs, focuses on promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, skills development and networking. To achieve this, YET has organized numerous informative and educational seminars and workshops with a variety of guest speakers and hundreds of participants. It also hosts round-table discussions, business lunches and open events with dozens of participants (students, young professionals, business executives-employees, small business owners).