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DocumentsBULGARIAN FAMILY PLANNING AND SEXUAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION (BFPA)


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Chapter I

STATUTES, OBJECTIVES AND TASKS

Art.1 /1/ The name of the Association is BULGARIAN FAMILY PLANNING AND SEXUAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION /BFPA/, hereinafter called”The Association”.
 /2/ The Association is a legal body with Headquarters in Sofia and units in the country.
 /3/ The Association unites individuals who are interested in carrying out activities in the field of family planning and sexual and reproductive health.
 /4/ The Association is a voluntary, independent public non-profit organisation, established in accordance with the Law for Non-profit Legal Entities as non-profit legal entity in public benefit.
 /5/ The Association does not create and distribute profit. The organisation shall, only for the purpose of its goals and objectives, search lawful ways for self-financing as follows:
  5.1. Accept donations, grants and other benefits under the conditions of the grantors, only if in accordance with the Statute and the other Program documents of the Association.
  5.2. Implement advertising, media, publishing, educational therapeutic, consultative and any other lawful activities as may be appropriate to raise funds for the Association or to promote its activities, purposes and achievements.
  5.3. Design projects and apply for funding in front of Bulgarian, foreign and international financing agencies and institutions and respectively implement those projects.
  5.4. Carry out any charitable work that may be lawfully undertaken by the Association to accomplish its objectives.
 /6/ The Association is not and shall not be guided by commercial interests.
 /7/ The Association activities shall be in accordance with Bulgarian legislation and shall be subject to the Statutes and the decisions of the General Assembly.
 /8/ The Association may form new units and branches on the territory of Republic of Bulgaria.

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INNER REGULATIONS

BULGARIAN FAMILY PLANNING AND SEXUAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION (BFPA)

INNER REGULATIONS

I. MEMBERSHIP
 /1/ Each capable person more than 18 years old can be member of the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association. Membership is full, each member has the right to one vote and can be elected and propose for elections.. 
According to a decision of the Management Board, as per the number of members of the Association and financial resources available, it is allowed not all members to participate at the AGM, and to have representation. Each delegate can represent one member with a proxy. If there is a need, the MB can change the rule and one delegate to represent more than one member of the Association.    
Membership of the Association is full with the exception of paid staff and members under the age of 18 – both do not have the right to vote at the General Assembly, cannot be elected, but paid staff can pay membership fee
All members of the Association should be interested in conducting activities in the field of family planning and sexual health, to share the Association’ goals, to accept and respect its Statutes.
 /2/ The following persons cannot be members of the Association:
- Incapable;
- Judicially disabled;
- Member of judicially disabled legal body;
- Convicted persons with actual sentence 

 

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Strategic Plan 2016-2020

December 2015

I. Introduction

This document represents the Strategic Plan of the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) for the period 2016–2020. It has been developed in a three day working seminar by the staff of the organisation, members of the Board, representatives of local branches, young volunteers, as well as representatives of beneficiaries, partner institutions, organisations and donors currently collaborating with BFPA on different topics. The participants used different interactive methods including working in groups and brainstorming. The sessions were facilitated by two external moderators.  The workshop took place on November 26-28, 2015 in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, and the document was edited and finalized in Sofia, December 2015
The Strategic Plan includes: a one-page overall strategy defining 5 main outcomes and 10 objectives describing ways to reach them; strategic drivers shortly describing situation and needs in the country, as well as opportunities available and reasons for directing efforts of the organisation in a specific field; the identity of BFPA through its vision, mission and values; the directions on each outcome; objectives and implementation strategies; annex on measurement for outcomes and objectives with indicators and expected results.

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BFPA starts working on a new project – ARIE - supported by the ERASMUS+ program

Sofia, March 2021

The Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) is a partner in the first European project that encourages People Living with HIV (PLHIV) to implement regularly a system of aerobic exercises. The project was supposed to start in the beginning of 2020 but the Covid-19 pandemic postponed the start with one year. So ARIE will be implemented in 2021 and 2022, coordinated by ANLAIDS Lombardia  - an organization that was a partner of the Association under other projects  - for HIV  prevention, for creating an online informational system for Hepatitis B and C and for cervical cancer prevention. We are partners from  6 countries (Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Lithuania, Romania and Slovenia), 7 organizations and over 30 experts. ARIE is an ambitious project to encourage participation in sports and physical activity of people living with the HIV infection and are on therapy, in line with EU recommendations and guidelines on physical activity.
The project intends to promote physical activity in the form of personalized paths, among people aged between 18 and 50 who live with HIV infection and who are under treatment, offering an innovative fitness protocol, and in order to involve them in moderate physical activity. Therefore, the project through the development of the protocol aims to promote voluntary activities in sport, together with awareness of the importance of physical activity for the benefit of health through greater participation in sport for all.
 
Online Meeting of LAP in Seeking Different Approaches to Work with Young People

Sofia, February 24, 2021

Another online meeting of Learning Action Partnership (LAP) took place on February 24th, 2021. The participants – guest colleagues from Center for Study of Democracy (CSD); representatives of BFPA, Know How Center for Alternative Care of NBU, BYRC, SAPI, Re-Act Association, ASC Foundation, NNHM and IOM – reviewed the progress of implementation of the so called ‘small projects’ in the frame of LAP. The short video representing the work of LAP was discussed and approved for use.
The special guests of the online meeting presented the campaign ‘Find Another Way’, directed against radical messages and actions of young people in internet. Safe Internet Center and Center for Study of Democracy, worked on the initiative for three years, presented results and conclusions from their online communicational campaign.
The main target groups of the project were young people 14-19 in Bulgaria. Their main goal – prevention of violence, connected with the extreme-right messages and reducing the vulnerability of young people towards extreme-right messages and propaganda. From CSD strived to work for reducing anti-minority attitudes and messages and violence against minority groups, they tried to present other, different points of view and to involve young people in constructive alternative causes via narratives for stimulating critical thinking and identifying fake messages.

 
A new project “Youth Voices, Youth Choices” of the Bulgarian Association for Family Planning and Sexual Health has been launched

Sofia, February 8-10, 2021

The first online meeting of the project “Youth Voices, Youth Choices” was held on February 8-10, 2021. The project "Youth Voices, Youth Choices" (2021-2023) is a 30-month international project implemented in Bulgaria by the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA). Partner organizations from Albania, BiH, Kosovo and Northern Macedonia will implement similar initiatives in their countries. The project is implemented with the coordinative role of the International Planned Parenthood Federation with the support of the programme for socially responsible business of the company MSD and aims to create more accessible and youth-friendly SRH services and information, paying special attention to the most vulnerable groups.

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