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Sofia International Model United Nations



An International Organization of Young Leaders


The Search of Future Ideas, Models Us Now





Conference team



Youth empowerment



Study trips, debates



Promotion of conferences



Youth engagement



Cooperation with UN



Guests, Speakers & Lectures



Qualification for conferences

Services offered by the SOFIMUN International Foundation

The SOFIMUN Foundation is an non-governmental organization (NGO), created for non-profit purposes. As such, the Foundation implements and works on its' own unique projects, as well as for the establishment and progress of projects of other organizations, initiatives and similar types of activities.


The SOFIMUN International Foundation has a couple of main objectives and offers services for people, organizations, companies, universities, institutions, local and national governments:


Conference team

The conference team is a group of young specialists and professionals in different spheres, who work with the SOFIMUN Foundation for disseminating the beneficial and educational idea of simulating conferences – Model United Nations conferences (MUNs), Model European Union conferences (MEUs), and other types of simulative conventions of world or regional organizations.

The SOFIMUN Foundation can provide a team of specialists and know-how for setting up MUN/MEU conference to any organization, government institution, municipality, etc. In case of interest please contact us at info@sofimun.org.


Youth engagement

The Foundation supports young prominent students and professionals through financial help, logistic assistance, study initiatives, etc.

We believe that young students should be involved in voluntary work for different causes - political and non-political in order to start a successful formation of young leaders who will be able to make important decisions in the mere future. Our faith is in the progress that needs to be implemented by young people who can work together for a better common future. Our activities and projects provide opportunities for young people to get engaged in a professional society by working with groups of specialists and counselors. In time these bright young minds develop into successful businesspeople, NGO activists, social leaders, political actors, policymakers, progress-bringers. Come and join our projects or support us with money or in any other way applicable to our mission to involve young people in leadership groups and think tanks.

Through the engagement of the young people, they get more empowered and start to fulfill the criteria that is needed in order to be able to bring progress to the system. In this manner the young people can influence and change the system towards a better way of work for all.

In case of interest please contact us at recruitment@sofimun.org.


Youth empowerment

The SOFIMUN Foundation acts as a non-governmental organization with non-profit activities in the field of youth empowerment.

The process of youth empowerment is seen by the Foundation as a way to help the growth of new generations of world leaders.

SOFIMUN searches and involves prominent young minds in capacity building activities and gain of leadership skills. Thus, together with our partners, we strive for the fulfillment of the envision of the greatest minds of all times for a better world.

In case of interest please contact us at recruitment@sofimun.org.


Cooperation with UN related organizations and initiatives for UN

The SOFIMUN International Foundation maintains close relationships with organs of the United Nations Organization and other relative formations and initiatives.

We work together in order to enact more ideas that we come-up with and try to mutually implement new techniques and views. The SOFIMUN Foundation, after having a successful simulation at its same-name annual conference, send the documents that delegates have produced, to the real-life organs. Thus we try to help in the process of solving important problems and try to promote ideas that can be seen as a mutual consensus.


Study trips, debates, round tables

Following one of its main objectives, to contribute to young people’s education, the SOFIMUN International Foundation organizes study trips, public debates, lectures, round tables and other events on a regular basis. The main idea behind these projects is the active participation of young people. All projects are carried out in order to input an active role for all participants.

The study trips provide the participants with field studies on predefined topics. The core idea of the study trip is the joint experience of the participants in a different than their normal environment. These initiatives gather people with various cultural and educational backgrounds but common interests. The goal is to exchange experience while simultaneously contributing to their growth through participation in additional events – meetings with professionals, visits to academic and educational centers, and participation in other projects and activities. Any student and/or young specialist that fulfill the appointed criteria is eligible to participate in any study trip. News and details on the study trips will be announced via the SOFIMUN Foundation website.

The round tables, discussions and debates, organized by the SOFIMUN Foundation are usually short term projects that gather young participants and organizations and provide the ground for meetings with specialists and professionals of various fields – international relations, politics, economy, law, journalism, environmental studies, etc. The purpose of these projects is to provide the participants with the possibility to exchange knowledge through debates and meetings with prominent specialists in various spheres.

The round tables, debates and discussions are either part of other foundation’s projects, such as the study trips, or independent initiatives, both local and international. The focus of the round tables and the debates is defined in accordance with actual international topics. Participants in the round tables, debates and discussions can be students from all educational and professional backgrounds, interested in the offered topics. News and details on round tables, debates, and lectures will be announced via the SOFIMUN Foundation website.


Guests, Speakers & Lectures

The SOFIMUN International Foundation is devoted to spreading knowledge to the public and thus it organizes frequently guest speakers to talk on issues of global, regional and national importance. The SOFIMUN Foundation can organize a lecture at any university or other institution for the purpose of promoting ideas and having them continued in time.



Until now we have had the honor to welcome the following guests and speakers:

- H.E. Tsuneharu Takeda, Ambassador of Japan to Republic of Bulgaria,

- H.E. Mr. Willem van Ee, Ambassador of The Netherlands to Bulgaria

- H.E. Mrs. Judit Lang, Ambassador of Hungary to Republic of Bulgaria

- H.E. Mr. Drazen Vukov Colic, Ambassador of The Republic of Croatia to Bulgaria

- H.E. Mr. Stavros Amvrosiou, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to Bulgaria

- H.E. Mr. Harry Huijbers, Consular of The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bulgaria

- Mrs. Dr. Mary Vaxevanidou, First Counselor of the Embassy of The Hellenic Republic in Bulgaria

- Mrs. Elena Prihodko, Cultural attaché to the Embassy of Russian Federation in Republic of Bulgaria

- Mr. Henry Jackelen, Resident Representative of the United Nations Organization to Bulgaria

- Mrs. Maya Nyagolova, Public advocacy officer, UNDP Bulgaria

- Mr. Toon Streppel, Head of the Information Center of the European Parliament in Bulgaria

- Dr. Marc Meinardus, Director of Friedrich Ebert Foundation – Bulgaria

- Mr. Lyubomir Kyuchukov, Deputy-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Bulgaria

- Mr. Kamen Velichkov, Head of “UN and Global Issues” Department at MFA of Bulgaria

- Mr. Ivan Garvalov, Chairperson of UNA of Bulgaria, former representative of Bulgaria at the UNO

- Mr. Yavor Milushev, Deputy-Minister of Culture of Republic of Bulgaria

- Mrs. Mirela Toteva, Ministry of Justice of Republic of Bulgaria

- Mr. Plamen Minev, Governor for Rotary District 2482

- Prof. Mrs. P.Naskou-Peraki, University of Macedonia, Greece

- Mr. Iain Grieve, past and president-elect of Rotary Club Sofia International

- Mr. Michail Sougarev, secretary of Rotary Club Sofia International

- Mr. Phillip Clayton, member of Rotary club Sofia International

- Dr. Julia Nikolova, member of Rotary Club Sofia International

- Mrs. Daniela Kaneva, Bulgarian National Television

- Mr. Nikolay Pavlov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 7th Frame Convention of the EU on Security

- Mrs. D. Georgieva, State Agency for Refugees

- Mr. Panchev, State Agency for Refugees


Promotion of conferences

For better understanding of the intricacies of international organizations and international relations, the SOFIMUN Foundation conducts promotion of MUN, MEU and other similar events worldwide through marketing channels, participation, recruitment and partnership, in accordance with its engagement to promote the involvement of young people in conferences.

Through the promotion of other conferences and related initiatives and projects we try to form a global network of young specialists who know each other and work together for the betterment of mankind.


Qualification rounds for international conferences

Among its other projects that aim to promote the work, goals and ideas of international organizations through education and active participation of young people, the SOFIMUN Foundation organizes two types of Model UN conferences. One is the annual international conference, Sofia International Model United Nations (every July) and additional MUN conferences on national level (participants from Bulgaria) as qualifications for other international conferences.

Participants at a national level MUN conference, are given the opportunity to obtain a position at an international Model UN conference. The SOFIMUN conference organizes qualification rounds under specific conditions, established with the host conference, by conducting short-term MUN conferences. The laureate of the best delegate award is granted a position at an international conference without application procedure. Afterwards, the SOFIMUN Foundation provides funding for the delegate.

The organization of qualification rounds by the SOFIMUN Foundation aims to contribute to the involvement of more people in the MUN idea as well as to promote international MUN conferences worldwide. More information on qualification rounds and partner conferences can be found at the Foundation’s website.


Thank you for your interest in the SOFIMUN Foundation!



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If you feel you have an idea that can bring progress to your town, city, state, region, country, then e-mail it to us and we will contact you with a partner of the SOFIMUN International Foundation in order to find ways of realization.


You can send us your proposal to office@sofimun.org


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