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Strategic Plan 2021-2025

Strategic plan of the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) 2021-2025

I. Introduction


This document represents the Strategic Plan of the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) for the period 2021–2025. It has been developed in a three day workshop by the staff of the organization, members of the Board, representatives of local branches, young volunteers, as well as representatives of beneficiaries, partner institutions, organizations and donors currently collaborating with BFPA on different programs and topics. The participants used different interactive methods including working in groups and brainstorming. The strategic Plan was approved at Annual General Meeting of BFPA on June 30 2021.

The Strategic Plan includes Vision, Mission, Values, 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 organization 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.

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 sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).


BFPA unites, inspires 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 organization.


We believe in professionalism based on scientific 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 opportunities 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 better.

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 for various target groups health education programs for school curriculum and peer education 

Outcome three

BFPA provides a package of quality SRH services on national and local level

All clients of the BFPA services enjoy the highest standards in provision of SRH 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 accepted and replicated as example for high quality, 

Objective 5: To strengthen the service provision and encourage proactive attitude towards health for prevention and treatment through BFPA service package. S|timulate other institutions to deliver services with these good practice standards.  

Objective 6: To ensure the necessary funding from different sources to sustain the provision of SRHR services from BFPA and its partners.

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 enlarge and optimize the information sharing on SRHR and other relevant issues from the fields of health prevention, civil society building and advocacy for marginalized groups with partners of the Association. 

Objective 8: To sustain the existing partnerships and attract and involve new partners 

Outcome five

To achieve financial autonomy and develop organizational and 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 and other topics important for the civil society. 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 independent and not driven by pressure or unwanted influence.

Objective 9: To strengthen the organizational capacity of BFPA

Objective 10: To improve the financial sustainability of BFPA

This strategic plan is approved by the General Assembly of BFPA on June 30 2021 



Latest news

BFPA survey about positive birth-rate measures

Sofia, December 5, 2022 

The Bulgarian Association for Family Planning and Sexual Health (BFPA) presented the results of a nationally representative survey conducted by KANTAR. The study took place in August 2022, among a sample of 836 people from the adult population and analyzed the measures that would positively affect the birth rate.

You can find the full research here

Final conference on ARIE project: PLHIV and fitness

Sofia, November 11, 2022

On November 11, 2022, the final conference of the ARIE project was held in Sofia. The project is supported by the Erasmus+ Sport program, led by the long-standing Italian partner of BFPA ANLAIDS – Lombardia. The rest of the participating organizations are from Bulgaria, Greece, Lithuania, Romania and Slovenia. The activities are aimed at people living with HIV (PLHIV), the goal of the project is to develop and introduce a fitness program and an activity protocol for people living with HIV. In Bulgaria the project was coordinated by Boyan Mladenov from the BFPA team. Among the participants of the conference were health specialists, professors from medical universities, NGO partners, representatives of the target group. From the Bulgarian side the most outstanding was the presentation of Prof. Radka Argirova “HIV,Covid and Monkeypox - what more we have to know”
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This is the first project in Europe specifically targeting people living with HIV and fitness to promote a healthy lifestyle and add fitness protocols to HIV therapy.

Presentation of the results of a regional study and recommendations for SRH services in the European Parliament - project "Youth Voices, Youth Choices"

Brussels, October 26, 2022

In the last months of 2022 the partners of the YVYC project, together with experts and young people, developed recommendations for regional policy recommendations for improvement of health and social systems and SRHR services for young people after the Covid 19 pandemic.
The recommendations are targeting decision-makers at international and national institutions.  They were presented in the European Parliament on October 26, 2022 by young advocates and experts, with the support of MEP Fred Matic. Three BFPA representatives - Victoria Nikolova, Venelin Stoychev and Pavlina Filipova participated in the EP meeting.


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