Ministry of Health, Bulgaria

It is the political body, supporting the establishment and guaranteeing the sustainability of PETRI Sofia. The Department “Sustainable Donor Program Management” and the National Program “HIV/AIDS and STIs Prevention and Control” supports the activities of the institute especially in the area of monitoring and evaluation.

National Center of Public Health and Analyses

It is an expert and consultative body within the Ministry of Health Bulgaria, which assists MOH and other governmental bodies, municipal authorities and NGOs in the field of public and environmental health. NCPHA implements applied research activities, training and capacity building in health care, educational system etc. NCPHA is involved in international cooperation with EU, UNFPA, WHO, NATO, UNDP, FAO, UNICEF etc.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria

Since 2015, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports the activities of PETRI – Sofia through the participation of Bulgaria in the International Cooperation for Development. The projects “Improving the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents and Young People from the Region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia” and “Development of Youth Leadership in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals” were successfully implemented by PETRI – Sofia and the partnership between the two institutions continues with the implementation of a third project in 2017-2018.

UNFPA (the United Nations Population Fund)

An international development agency that supports countries in using population data for programs to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect. UNFPA supports Y-PEER in order to increase youth participation in preservation of their health.

Youth Peer Education Network (Y-PEER)

Youth to youth peer education initiative pioneered by UNFPA uniting thousands of young people working on adolescent sexual and reproductive health all over the world (in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Arab States, East Africa, South America and Asia Pacific).


YouAct is an entirely youth led, independent NGO working to support young people in advocating for their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Europe. The organization consists of youth from different European Council Member states, engaged as volunteers. Together we aim for a world where young people have access to accurate information and youth friendly services enabling them to decide freely and responsibly about all aspects of their sexuality and reproductive lives.


YSAFE – Youth Sexual Awareness For Europe is a youth network of the International Planned Parenthood Federation
European Network (IPPF EN) advocating for SRHR and CSE in the region and geared at empowering youth participation in decision making and implementation at both the Member Association and Regional levels.

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