Reply To: Looking for partners – SO 2.6

Todorka AtanasovaTodorka Atanasova

Dear Sofia,

Varna Economic Development Agency – VEDA (, is an NGO, which operates in a public benefit on the territory of Varna region in Bulgaria.
We are interested to join your proposal as a partner.

We have experience in multinational projects funded under H2020, JOP Black Sea Basin, Danube Transnational Program, Erasmus+, etc., for which we have provided research, consultancy, training and events on a variety of topics.

VEDA was a national contact point for the CIP Eco-Innovation Program (2007-2013).

Our agency was involved in carrying out several projects in the area of blue economy i.e. 2018-1-MT01-KA202-038500 BLUESPROUT – Boosting blue Entrepreneurs’ competences toward an environmental care ecosystem , 2021-1-ES01-KA220-VET-000034899 BLUEDIVET – Blue economy digitalization skills for VET students and 2013–3852/011–011 YT7 CAAP7 YBE – “Young Blue Entrepreneurs Across the World”.

Also, under the project “Building entrepreneurial capacities for women in the agri-food business”, Empowering Women in Agriculture (EWA) in Bulgaria VEDA coach provided mentorship to a young female scientist, who works currently in the area of utilization of waste biomass from algae. Her doctoral research is towards production of a bio fertilizer with inter molecular content, which will regulate the processes of assimilation of water and nutrients by plants.

The European algae industry is a promising emerging sector of the EU Blue Bio-economy with many data gaps still to be filled, and we will be happy to cooperate with you on this topic.

Kind regards,

Todorka Dimitrova
VEDA Director