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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.

Overall Strategy

II. Strategic Drivers


A society in which everyone has the right to free and informed choice and access to quality education and services in the field of SRHR.

BFPA unites and leads stakeholders in the field of SRHR; provides expertise; delivers quality services and advocates for development and legislative improvement.


Autonomy and Freedom
We believe in autonomy/freedom as a main ethical principle, because it guarantees taking personal and independent decisions, in confidentiality and mutual trust.

We believe that respect is the fundamental principle of every action of the organisation.

We believe in professionalism based on knowledge, skills, experience, and respecting norms (written and non-written) because it leads to quality work and good results. And we consider expertise as a guiding principle.

We believe in justice because it respects the right of everyone and it leads to equal position regarding health, civil and social perspectives.

We believe that everyone has the right to benefit from scientific and technological advancement and that creativity and innovative approach must be encouraged and supported.

We believe in collaboration because together we overcome challenges.

III. Directions

Outcome one
National and local authorities support and guarantee a legislative and financial framework for implementing SRHR in Bulgaria
The recognition of SRHR as a key determinant for development by national and local authorities brings better quality of life. It engages the policy makers empowered by the citizens in fulfilling the citizen’s needs for quality services and information. BFPA continues to advocate for adequate legal framework representing the civil society in the country through provision of reliable and scientifically based information.
Objective 1: To ensure government commitment for adequate health service provision of all Bulgarian citizens, with special focus on marginalized groups
Objective 2:  To enhance the provision of health information and education for people in different settings also focusing on vulnerable groups

Outcome two
All people in the society are well informed on SRHR
Each person in Bulgaria knows all rights and responsibilities granted by national and international commitments of the state and related to SRHR.  The awareness raising includes different types of communication channels and BFPA leads a platform of stakeholders.
Objective 3: To assure good understanding on SRHR of the general audience
Objective 4: To develop, introduce and deliver appropriate health and sexuality education programmes for school curriculum and peer education

Outcome three
On a national level BFPA provides its package of quality SRHR services
All clients of the BFPA services enjoy the highest standards in provision of SRHR services in accordance to the good medical practice. BFPA strives to diversify the SRH package and to enlarge the geographical coverage, including through extending the network of partners at local level. The BFPA service provision model is example for high quality,
Objective 5: To strengthen the service provision for prevention and treatment through BFPA SRHR service package
Objective 6: To ensure the necessary funding from different sources to sustain the provision of SRHR services

Outcome four
BFPA builds and develops sustainable partnerships, which provide best practice in SRHR
BFPA is transparent and accountable in all its strategies and programs and can rely on sound national and international networks of partners that contribute for better performance. The partnerships sustain and extend the program portfolio of BFPA and position the organization in new geographical locations. The new partnerships can be in new geographic locations and new partners as field of expertise and target audiences.
Objective 7: To intensify the information sharing on SRHR and all other relevant issues with partners
Objective 8: To sustain the existing partnerships and involve new partners

Outcome five
To achieve financial autonomy and strengthen administrative capacity
BFPA is a strong organization with strong and diverse volunteer drive. The association strives to achieve autonomy that allows asserting independent and fair voice for all issues related to SRHR. BFPA on its own is able to provide services for those in need and has the capacity to maintain all partnerships and the organization is not donor driven.
Objective 9: To strengthen the organizational capacity of BFPA
Objective 10: To improve the financial sustainability of BFPA



Latest news

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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