Agency for Regional and Economic Development of Vratsa



The Agency for Regional and Economic Development –Vratsa is a non- profit organization, registered in public interest. The ARED supports regional development and particularly the SMEs competitiveness; HR development; community development in the region, actively works for elaboration and implementation of strategies for economic development. Established in 1999, more that 10 years works for the best interest of its members- SMEs and municipalities.

The ARED designs and implements business support projects; vocational training projects (HRD), provides trainings for entreprenership and management ;promotes acquiring of key competences on foreign languages&on-line tools for communication etc.

The Business Incubator, under ARED management, ensures consulting services for start-ups and supports the enterprises for modernization and innovation approach building; provides assistance in business plans, strategies and projects devlopment and management for SMSs, trainings for projects, time and personnel management; team building,improving the customer services etc.

Working for saving the traditions and hand craft; keeping the know-how and contribute for personnel training in textile enterprises- The Vocational Training Center at ARED-Vratsa was certified by National Agency for Vocational Education and Training in 2003 with 20 professions including 3 specialties in field of textile.

ARED is a member of Bulgarian Association of Regional Development Agencies and Business Centres in Bulgaria.The networking with other agencies working on the territory of Bulgaria,lets us to have access to information, implementation of project at national and international level; participate in different councils and working groups and cover the main goals for regional development and policy making.