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Bulgaria

In 1992, ISC helped local governments work with citizens to identify environmental priorities, develop action plans, and implement cost-effective strategies to address the most urgent environmental issues in each community.

In 1994, the Bulgarian Community Action project results in 10% savings of water usage in Troyan, while also helping protect a UN-designated biosphere reserve from a proposed dam.

As part of the Environmental Training Project, ISC motivated policymakers in Bulgaria to enact a national law creating river basin management councils. The first was the Yantra River Basin Management Council in northeast Bulgaria.

In 2001, ISC launched advocacy and community initiatives in Bulgaria, as part of the Democracy Network Program (DemNet) project. After successfully completing the DemNet Program in 2002, a number of former staff members from that office creates an indigenous nonprofit organization, 3NET, to further encourage civil society in that country.