Bulgarian Red Cross

Organization's name: Bulgarian Red Cross
Organization's acronym: BRC
Former Name(s): ZAP
Headquarters address  
Address: 76 James Bourchier Blvd., 1407 Sofia
Phone: + 359 2 8164 737; + 359 2 8164 745
Fax: + 359 2 8164 611
Email: s.metodieva@redcross.bg
Web site: www.redcross.bg

Organization type: Open-ended Working Group on Ageing
  • Bulgarian

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Siana Karsheva Designation , Application , Re-classification
Nadezhda Todorovska Social Development


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

  • International migration

Social Development:
  • Aging
  • Poverty
  • Social policy

Sustainable Development:
  • Capacity-building
  • Demographics
  • Disaster management and vulnerability
  • International law
Geographic scope: National
Country of activity:
  • Bulgaria
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 1885
Year of registration (YYYY): 1950
Organizational structure: tHE BRC has a four-level organisational structure: 1. Local associations - 2 730; 2. Municipal branches - 269; 3. Regional, resp. Metropolitan level - 28 regional organisations 4. National level The General Assembly is the Supreme organ of BRC. The National Council is the main executive and ruling body. Its members /13 at the moment/ are elected every four years by the General Assembly. The BRC has full-time staff at national and regional level, which forms an administrative-executive body - the Secretariat.
Number and type of members: Number of members – 148 081, number of volunteers in 2014 – 19 454.
Affiliation with NGO networks: Part of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent; full member of AGE Platform Europe
Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Fundraising campaigns
  • Grants from Governments
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants

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Social Development

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Main Objective

Social Development
Username: s.metodieva@redcross.bg