UNION OF BULGARIAN BLACK SEA LOCAL AUTHORITIES (UBBSLA) is an independent non-governmental, voluntary, self-governing and non-profit organization established as a juridical person in 1992.

At the moment, the Union of the Bulgarian Black Sea Local Authorities unites 20 municipalities bordering the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, namely:

Аvren, Аksakovo, Balchik, Beloslav, Burgas, Byala, Varna, Valchi dol, Dalgopol, Devnya, Dobrich, Dolni Chiflik, Каvarna, Мalko Tarnovo, Nesebar, Pomorie, Primorsko, Suvorovo, Shabla and Tsarevo,

located in three administrative regions – Burgas, Varna and Dobrich.

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UBBSLA is an organization uniting the interests of all member municipalities and encouraging strong and effective local self-government and active citizen participation in the Black Sea Region.


  • assist municipalities in preparing proposals for applying for funding in the new programming period
  • assistance in establishing contacts and expertise to attract international partners to apply with proposals
  • support to initiate partnerships and twinning of the coastal municipalities of European cities
  • expertise and technical assistance to municipalities to develop plans and strategic documents
  • preparation of expert opinions on the laws concerning the development of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast to provide a better legislative environment for local authorities
  • organizing and conducting seminars and workshops on current legislative changes and their implementation

#HERiPRENEURSHIP Black Sea UNESCO Heritage Corridor

The spiritual virtue of Nessebar as part of UNESCO Heritage Corridor

Welcome to the eNEET Rural eLearning & Collaborative Platform!

#GreeTHIS Tourist routes to cultural and historical landmarks and green areas

#GreeThis virtual tour of tourist destinations in the Bulgarian Black Sea municipalities










UBBSLA hosted an international conference of local authorities “Sustainable energy consumption and use of renewable energy by households”

UBBSLA HOSTED AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES “Sustainable energy consumption and use of renewable energy by households” During the period 14-16.05.2024, the Union of Bulgarian Black Sea Local Authorities (UBBSLA) hosted the 5th Claire meeting and International conference “Sustainable energy consumption and use of renewable energy by households” in Varna, Bulgaria. The event attracted […]


16 April 2024 / Evora, Portugal As project leader, Alentejo Science and Technology Park (PACT) welcomed partners, representatives from 8 countries in the Mediterranean area, for a working session that served to define responsibilities, review the general lines of the project and to approve the first operational documents. The Alentejo Science and Technology Park (www.pact.pt) […]

#HECTOR: Insights from the VA Workshop – Advanced Security Solutions for Tourism Industry

  Insights from the VA Workshop: Advanced Security Solutions for Tourism Industry. The Vulnerability Assessment Workshop (VA Workshop) under the Hector-Project took place in Thessaloniki from April 23rd to 25th. Here’s what you need to know: The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission revealed advanced technological solutions for soft targets protection. Protective Security Advisors (PSAs) led a […]

Final press-conference on the “Black Sea E-mobility” project

On 15.04.2024 a final press conference on the “Black Sea E-mobility” project was held. The meeting was hosted by the municipality of Kavarna, which is also a leading partner in the project, which united the efforts of six Black Sea municipalities Kavarna, Byala, Dulgopol, Dolni Chiflik, Nesebar and Primorsko to adapt to the changing climate […]

Youth Unemployment – SOLUTIONS AND GOOD PRACTICES: online event 14-15.03.2024

YOUTH UNEMPLOYENT – SOLUTIONS AND GOOD PRACTICES It is time for the 5th Transnational project Event! You are kindly invited to attend the two-days transnational event “YOUTH UNEMPLOYENT – SOLUTIONS AND GOOD PRACTICES, organized in the frame of “E-VOICE – A VOICE FOR EUROPE” project, funded under the CERV-2021-CITIZENS-TOWN. The event is hosted by the […]

The Interreg Euro-MED eWAsTER project approved

eWAsTER „Preventing e-waste from polluting MED water by turning waste into a resource“ On 21st November 2023, the Monitoring Committee of the Interreg Euro- MED Programme approved 56 projects. More information is available here. The total financial allocation of the approved projects for this call is €118 628 654,70 (including Interreg funds and national co-financing). The list […]

UBBSLA attended event dedicated to Black Sea Common Maritime Agenda

Black Sea Common Maritime Agenda Stakeholder Conference 2023 Joining efforts for a sustainable, modern and competitive blue economy in the Black Sea / 22-23 November in Bucharest This two-day event was a gateway to the latest sustainable blue economy developments in the region, in terms of investment, innovation and sustainability. The conference targeted to bring […]

#Re-Gen project Study visit in Dobrich, Bulgaria

Re-Gen project Study visit in Dobrich, Bulgaria September 26th 2023 / Dobrich Municipality The second Re-Gen project study visit took place in Bulgaria on 26th of September 2023. Hosted by Dobrich Municipality, as official partner of the URBACT IV project “Public space regeneration through integrated urban sports’ hubs for the participation of young citizens (Re-Gen)”, […]