Association Cluster for local and alternative efficiency-CALE

National Network
+359 887 961 822
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Gender
  4. Heritage
  5. Human rights
  6. International/Cultural relations
  7. Media
  8. Religion
General Information
Organization’s Structure is consisted by: General Assembly –the supreme and permanent managing body. Board of Directors - it consists of 3 persons. Chairman - represents and manages all activities. The Association has 2 full-time and 8 part-time staff and works also with a number of various experts. The activities are focused on several directions: 1. Creating forms for active participation of citizens in the local self-governance through implementation of projects 2. Training as a stronghold point of democracy and civil society. 3. Conduction of the joint cross-border and interregional initiatives targeting to support of the social and economic cohesion and enlargement of the intercultural liaison. The projects are implemented with successful partnership with the representatives of the Bulgarian and foreign NGOs, regional and national media, state institutions, cultural and educational institutions, SMEs, local authorities and other institutions under various PHARE and state programme with total budget of 77 824 Euro(2008).
Mission and Objectives

The mission is to develop and improve the civil society and to address local community issues through project implementation, trainings, education, conducting seminars, professional meetings and all kinds of rostrums dealing with up-to-date information and cultural flows.
The main objectives are: to support development of democratic civil society in Bulgaria and promote local philanthropy; to establish partnership for cooperation and joint activities in interregional and intercultural exchange; to protect the rights of the marginalized groups and assists their social integration; to promote education and training to gain competence and knowledge in different fields; etc.

Main Projects / Activities

The projects implemented for: increasing public understanding and active participation in decision-making on global key issues; raising public awareness respect for differences and appreciation of non-discrimination; establishing partnership for interregional and cross-border civil initiatives; building capacity for self-help among vulnerable group; involvement of socially vulnerable groups to active participation in the social life, training, socialization, integration; involving the youth in the cultural life; organizing different trainings; dissemination of information on local level in the form of information and consultation services, networking.
The CALE organizes series of thematic focus-meetings with main stakeholders for discussion of the numerous problems in the region: The culture as an expression of civil position and intercultural exchange; Participation of citizens in the local self-governance; Medicine and healthcare; Regional economic development; Youth and education.

Contact (1) Full Name
Stela Kirilova Vrabanova
Head of the organisation
Irinka Mitkova Videnova