Association of Business Clusters
Mission and Objectives
Association of business clusters aims to unite the efforts of Bulgarian clusters for their dynamic development in accordance with European standards for the formation and establishment of Bulgarian national standards and traditions in clusters policy.

To perform and establish its mission, ABC:
will develop and actively participate in working out strategies and policies, related to social and economic development of the country;
will research, build and maintain database of clusters in national, European and international level;
will elaborate, coordinate and realize projects for regional social and economic development, development of clusters, cross-border cooperation and others, funded by national, European and international programs;
will realize direct connections and mutually beneficial cooperation with partners from the country and abroad;
will arrange membership in national and international associations and organizations;
will organize seminars, round tables, discussions, trainings for raising the qualification of ABC leaders;
will consult companies, institutions and organization with interest in creation and development of clusters;
will organize and participate in regional, national and international forums;
will execute other tasks, assigned by the General Assembly or separate members.


to contribute the self-organization of Bulgarian clusters through development of wide cooperation and exchange of information for common initiatives, for responsible and ethic communication between clusters;
to protect the interests of ABC members;
to work as professional forum of active and growing clusters in the country and region;
to realize coordination of national level for raising the role of clusters in the framework of national and international programs for financing and other funds, concerning the ABC members;
to act as professional organization for elaboration of cluster leaders and coordinators;
to represent ABC members in the regulation of relations with public authorities and institutions, implementing joint projects with public authorities and other non-government organizations for achieving the ABC objectives;
to encourage the enhancement of investment effectiveness, aimed at stimulating the innovation and competitiveness, increasing the economic growth and creation of new jobs in cluster-members;
to actively promote the cluster policy and functioning of the active clusters in the country and abroad, by maintain the effective and system dialogue with media;
to initiate the establishment of network for exchange of professional experience and information for mutual provision of organizational and expert assistance;
to encourage and assist the business entity in the country to create new cluster structures;
to encourage the intensification of the relation between “education-science-business”;
to contribute the use of European legal practice in the development of clusters, to participate in creation and implementation of national standards and good practices for execution the policy of clustering;
to contribute the access to participation in projects, oriented to implementing of good practices in building and development of clusters;
to encourage the building and maintenance of useful contacts with business consulting structures in Bulgaria and abroad, and successful clusters and associations of clusters abroad;
to be a trustworthy partner and collaborator of Bulgarian state administration in formation, development and establishment of sustainable and stable national cluster policy;

Association of Business Clusters
1 Denkoglu Str., fl. 4, office 13
telephone +359 879 83 04 92
bulstat 175816050
contact person Tsvetelina Gerasimova

Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (established in 1895) is an independent, non-governmental organization for assistance, promotion, representation and protection of the business interests of its members, which contributes to the development of international economic cooperation and provides assistance for the European and international integration of the Republic of Bulgaria. The activity of the Chamber is based on the principles of voluntary membership, autonomy and self-financing. BCCI seeks to establish straightforward and ethical relations among the business circles.

The Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the 28 Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry are united in the Unified System of Bulgarian Chambers of Commerce and Industry which has about 53 000 members – traders, corporations, associations, etc.

Sofia 1058, 9 Iskar Str.
Operator: (+359 2) 8117 400, 987 26 31
Automatic telephone exchange: (+359 2) 8117 + extension number
Fax: (+359 2) 987 32 09