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










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)”, […]

#BlackSeaEmobility Study visit to Halden (Norway)

12 representatives from six Bulgarian municipalities visited Halden and Fredrikstad to see and learn how to adapt to the changing climate and reduce emissions by implementing innovative measures in the transport sector and increasing the capacity of their municipal employees. As they are at the beginning of developing their local green policy, attendance in the […]

The first training seminar for municipal employees under the #BlackSeaEmobility project was held by the UBBSLA team

12 municipal officials improved their expertise to review and evaluate the effectiveness of local climate change mitigation and adaptation plans and measures Within the framework of project BGENVIRONMENT-4.004-0010 “Black Sea E-mobility” under the “Environment Protection and Climate Change” Programme of the EEA FM 2014-2021, the first online training seminar on the topic “Evaluation of the […]

UBBSLA signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Republic of Poland

UBBSLA signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Republic of Poland Today, 13.06.2023, at an official ceremony in the meeting hall of the municipality of Burgas, the Chairman of the UBBSLA Board, Mr. Atanas Stoilov, signed the Cooperation Agreement with the Pomeranian Voivodeship (Województwo Pomorskie), Republic of Poland. The Pomeranian Voivodeship is one of […]

#CAPonLITTER: „Greenbook” – Capitalizing good coastal practices and improving policies to prevent marine litter

#CAPonLITTER: „GREENBOOK“ The “Greenbook CAPonLITTER – Capitalizing good coastal practices and improving policies to prevent marine litter” is one of the results of the CAPonLITTER Interreg Europe Project. This document summarizes all the aspects developed within Phase 1 of the Project, presenting the goals of the Regional Stakeholder Workshops, as well as the Interregional Learning […]

#E-Voice project promoted during the regional conference on sustainable tourism

E-voice project promoted during the regional conference on sustainable tourism Albena resort complex / 2nd of June 2023 Just before the official opening of Summer Season 2023, UBBSLA team attended a regional conference on sustainable tourism in Albena resort complex – a popular seaside resort located on the northern Bulgarian Black Sea coast. In addition […]