July 23, 2024



Bulgaria, officially known as the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country located in South-Eastern Europe. Its capital is Sofia.

Bulgaria is a unitary parliamentary republic with a high degree of political, administrative, and economic centralisation. It is a member of the European Union, UN, NATO, the Council of Europe and is a founding state of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

In what regards the respect of freedom of association, of peaceful assembly and of expression, according to the 2018 CIVICUS Monitor Platform, the status of civic space in Bulgaria is  characterized as ‘Narrowed’. Those interested can read more information at:  https://monitor.civicus.org/country/bulgaria/ .