Multi Kulti Collective (MKC) is one of the leading Bulgarian not-for-profit organizations working on migrant and refugee integration, community development and human rights since 2011. It operates both on grass-root and policy level to achieve bigger impact and social change both nationally and European. It also works as a social enterprise that has been empowering migrants since 2013 through offering and promoting their culinary services to individuals, cultural institutes, small and big companies. Some of the main principles in the organization are empowering, co-creation and life-long learning. MKC is based in Sofia but in 2015 it grew to a social franchise in the 8 biggest Bulgarian cities. MKC has been the national coordinator of the official portal of the European Commission on migrant integration European Web Site on Integration since 2013. In 2016 MKC co-founded SIRIUS, a Brussels-based European NGO working on migrant education. MKC has been the leading Bulgarian partner of the biggest refugee integration research project in the EU NIEM since 2016. In 2017 MKC co-founded the European Network on Non-Violence and Dialogue. In 2018 the Multi Kulti Center was opened in Sofia, a migrant-local collaboration as such, to host migrant-run activities such as cooking classes, cultural and social events as well as promoting diversity and dialogue. MKC has a successful track record in big national media campaigns, awareness-raising, using arts and culture for social change, innovative training, solid research, comprehensive monitoring of national integration policies, policy analysis, strategic advocacy. MKC has been working with policy makers, local authorities, international organizations, NGOs, business, media, researchers, migrants, refugees and youth. MKC’s projects have been featured as social innovations and best practices on national and EU level.
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Annual reports for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 will be published soon.
Annual report on the activities of ‘Multi Kulti Collective’ association, 2013
Annual report on the activities of ‘Multi Kulti Collective’ association, 2012
Zvezda is a researcher, policy analyst, PhD candidate and consultant of European projects related to the topic of integration of immigrants and refugees. She was nominated for Human of the Year of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee in 2011.
Bistra is a community leader, social entrepreneur, innovator, integration expert, and researcher. Awarded Volunteer of the Year, 40 under 40, Community Leader, Global Shaper, Idea Maker and nominated Woman of the Year and Human of the Year.
Kaloyan is a corporate and banking lawyer with wide-ranging experience, member of the Sofia Bar Association. He is convinced that if someone seeks reforms in certain field, he should actively work for them, and that civil society has the power to change the world for the better.
Panayot has a strong background in business and manages the social enterprise of Multi Kulti Collective – our catering survives, cooking classes, team buildings, etc.
Ivelina has over 12 years’ experience of refugee and migrant integration in UK and Bulgaria, including policy development and analysis, advocacy, and developing projects.
Casey is a writer, farmer and chef, originally from New York, now living in Kyustendil. She is a convivium leader in Slow Food, a TEDx speaker and shows young people the importance of an edible education.