About RAM Central Stara Planina
Regional Association of Municipalities Central Stara Planina (RAM Central Stara Planina) is a membership based organisation gathering 15 municipalities – Antonovo, Apriltsi, Gabrovo, Dryanovo, Elena, Letnitsa, Lovech, Lukovit, Omurtag, Sevlievo, Teteven, Troyan, Tryavna, Ugarchin and Yablanitsa – with a total population of 350000.
Since the establishment in 1997 RAM Centra lStara Planina has been active in supporting the local authorities, it advocates their interests and promotes the good governance at the local level.
Before Bulgaria entering the European Union the activities of RAM Central Stara Planina has been funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the PHARE Programme and the members.
Recently RAM Central Stara Planina has gained considerable experience in planning and implementation of European partnership projects funded by the EU structural funds and other donor programmes i.e. INTERREG ІVC, Europe for Citizens, Youth in Action, Non-state actors and local authorities in development”, Operational Programme Human Resources Development, etc. Under these projects different topics are discussed, solutions found, and good practices exchanged in the fields of environmental protection, gender equality, tourism, migration, public-private partnership, intermunicipal and interregional partnership, town-twinning, European integration, economic development, good local governance, citizens participation, volunteering, sustainable development, creative industries, social entrepreneurship, decentralized cooperation, etc.
RAM Central Stara Planina is a reliable and trustworthy partner on a national and international level.