Since its foundation in 2014, the National Association of Volunteers in the Republic of Bulgaria (NAVRB) aims at creating an active network of volunteers and to strengthen the capacity of volunteers and volunteer formations in the Republic of Bulgaria. NAVRB is dedicated to the promotion and development of volunteering in Bulgaria, e.g. by increasing the motivation of citizens to participate in voluntary units and so to ensure conditions for prevention and effective protection of the population. NAVRB aims at co-ordinating and interacting between state and local authorities, the non-governmental sector, businesses and citizens in order to develop an organised voluntary movement and to ensure the protection of the population in case of disasters, fires and other emergencies and also effective preventive activities.
Together with DG FSCP, NAVRB is responsible for the joint shared DAREnet National Contact in Bulgaria. In this role, NAVRB will be responsible for widening the existing network using their network of all relevant stakeholders (practitioners, academia, and industry), promoting the project and practitioner initiatives.