Association of Rhodope Municipalities (ARM)
- Smolyan district: municipality of Smolyan, Banite, Borino, Chepelare, Devin, Dospat, Madan, Nedelino, Rudozem, and Zlatograd
- Kardzhali district: municipality of Kardzhali, Kirkovo and Momchilgrad
- Plovdiv district: municipality of Assenovgrad, Laky and Rodopi
- Pazardzhik district: municipality of Batak, Bratsigovo, Rakitovo, Septemvri and Velingrad
ARM actively contributes towards improving the local self-governance, increasing efficiency and transparency of the municipalities and creating opportunities for wider citizens’ participation in the process of self-governance. Moreover, ARM contributes towards strengthening the cooperation with partners from EU countries.
ARM has a good experience in working with municipal servants, municipal councilors, and regional governors as well as representatives of the Bulgarian ministries, members of parliament, and heads of state bodies. The Association organizes and delivers trainings for municipal servants, municipal councilors and civil servants of 21 ARM- member municipalities. Over the last 10 years our Association has organized and carried out more than 150 workshops and trainings to help 3000 municipal servants and councilors gain new knowledge and skills. Most of the events were part of projects, funded by USAID.