The Multi Kulti Map was launched in Sofia in 2013. It is a natural extension of the work of Multi Kulti Kitchen for bringing together Bulgarians, migrants and refugees – around the table and beyond. While we want to keep our Kitchen events small, we would also like to promote our hosts and let you taste the deliciousness they create at a date and time suitable to you.
The Multi Kulti Map shows you the cultural and culinary diversity of Bulgaria. Here you’ll find authentic restaurants and food stores, owned by Bulgarians, refugees, foreigners from EU and third countries from more than 20 countries. The owners share a piece of their personal story, tell us about their favourite childhood dish, tell us what they like about Bulgaria and what they miss from their country. Their story is illustrated with love by the artists from international-award-winning studio Compote Collective.
The Kulti Kulti Map is recognized as best practice and social/cultural innovation at national and EU level, including by the European Commission.
In 2015, the Multi Kulti Map grew as a social franchise and NGOs from the 7 biggest Bulgarian cities were selected, trained, funded and mentored to start transferring the model into their own local communities. This step was supported by the EEA NGO Grants in Bulgaria.
In 2018, the European Network for Non-Violence and Dialogue made a very sweet movie about it:
Since 2016 the project has been supported by private donations.
In 2015 the project grew as a social franchise and NGOs from the 7 biggest Bulgarian cities were selected, trained, funded and mentored to start transferring the model into their own local communities. This step was supported by the EEA NGO Grants in Bulgaria.
In 2014 the project was implemented with the financial support of the Municipality of Sofia, Europe 2014 Programme and The UN Refugee Agency.
In 2013 the project was financed by Sofia Municipality’s “Culture” programme for 2013 and was realised in support of Sofia and Southwestern region’s application for European Capital of Culture in 2019. This map also became possible with the support of Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation’s Development Giving Circle.