Headquarters: Sofia, 20 Frederick Joliot Curie St., fl. 16, tel.: +359 2 865 74 94, +359 2 816 4380, +359 2 963 38 71, tel./fax +359 2 865 70 17
Establishment: On 3rd October 1996, 19 trade union and civic organisations set up an Association for National Trade Union and Civic Actions (ANTUCA) PROMYANA (without legal registration yet) signing an agreement for joint actions with a purpose to overthrow the government of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and to provoke pre - term parliamentary elections. PROMYANA Union was established on 20th April 1997 as a direct successor of ANTUCA. Dimitar Dimanov, previously president of the National Trade Union - NTU, was elected president of the association.
First Manifestation: On 19th December 1996 PROMYANA organised a meeting against the BSP government. That was the first meeting in Bulgaria to herald the decisive actions of protest during the winter of 1996-1997, which caused the downfall of the socialist government. PROMYANA’S participation in the events on 10th - 11th January 1997 was of a particular significance. Owing to the good organisation of PROMYANA breaks toward the building of the National Assembly were not allowed.
Legal Registration: 23rd June 1997 - City Court of Sofia
Legal Registration of the Union of Ttade Unions in PROMYANA: 29th April 1998 - City Court of Sofia.
- Congress - a supreme collective body; it is summoned every 3 years; (First Congress held on 8th - 9th June 1998);
- Board: Consists of 7 people headed by Dimitar Dimanov;
Structure: Promyana Union comprises three unions within its framework - Trade Union, Civic and Professional-class, regulated by the Statutes adopted at the First Congress of PROMYANA. Practically Promyana Association is the first organisation of a similar sort to be registrated in Bulgaria comprising trade union, professional-and-class and civic structures.
20 Trade Union, Civic and Professional-Class Organisations among which: Union of Power Engineers in Bulgaria; National Union of Dockers and Port Seamen; Bulgarian Physicians’ Union; Miners’ Federation; Teachers’ Trade Union in Bulgaria; Railwaymen’s Trade Union, Trade Union of Autotransport Workers; National Union of Shipping Agents; Bulgarian Association of Hotels and Restaurants; National Trade Union of Private Contractors etc.
- 28 regional organisations, set up on the territory of the county centres in Bulgaria.
Protection of collective rights of trade unions against actions or lack of actions of state and municipal bodies, officials and employers as well as assistance for realisation of their representatives within the system of social co-operation.
Protection of social, cultural and economic rights of the Association members;
Spreading of democratic ideas of civic society and assistance for social, cultural and economic integration of Bulgaria within the boundaries of United Europe;
In order to achieve its goals Promyana Union:
Participates in the activities of social co-operation bodies at all levels and protects the collective rights of its members;
Creates contacts with similar organisations and circles in the country and abroad;
Helps develop free market economy and effectively supports the privatisation process in the country;
Gives assistance for gathering and distribution of humanitarian aids through Bulgarian and foreign charity organisations as well as through government and nongovernment organisations which help our country.
Within PROMYANA functions a Centre for Analyses and Prognoses, where prominent specialists in various fields of science (permanently appointed and part-time) develop their research, prognoses and recommendations in respect to the macroeconomics indicators (inflation, living standards etc.).