BULGARIAN NATIONAL ASSOCIATION "ACTIVE CONSUMERS"- BNAAP
BNAAP was established at the end of 1998 and was registered in early 1999 under the name Bulgarian National Consumers Association. Since the beginning of 2010, after the accession to BNAP of the association "Active Consumers", the name of the association became the Bulgarian National Association "Active Consumers", publicly known as "Active Consumers". BNAAP Association is a member of both the International and the European Consumer Organizations and actively participates in international meetings, forums and working groups dedicated to current issues in the field of consumer protection. The main goals of BNAAP are to protect the rights and interests of consumers by:
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MEDIATORS IN BULGARIA / PAMB /
Established in 2006, PAMB is the first training organization approved by the Ministry of Justice and the only one to conduct upgrading trainings for resolving consumer disputes as well as cross-border mediation. PAMB has experienced mediators who have theoretical and practical knowledge in mediation, including conducting online mediation procedures. PAMB has been actively working over the years on dozens of national and international projects related to mediation and alternative dispute resolution, including the organization of a European network of mediators - EuroNetMediation. Under a project of PAMB, together with the Sofia District Court, the first judicial centre in Bulgaria for referral of court cases to mediation was established - the Centre for Settlements and Mediation at the SRC.
ASSOCIATION FOR RESPONSIBLE NON-BANK CREDITING / AONK /
AONK was established at the end of April 2014 as a non-profit association for private benefit of crediting non-bank financial institutions, Bulgarian and international, united around its own Code of Ethics and complying with good commercial practices for consumer protection and market behaviour. The association aims to develop the regulatory framework of the sector in the interest of all market participants. To achieve this commonly useful goal, the Association is a dialogical partner of all institutions and organizations, from the state and non-governmental sector, which are relevant to the activities of the members of AONK. The activity of the members of AONK has an important public role meeting the needs of both consumers who do not have access to bank financing and those who prefer this type of services, due to the simplified granting procedure and personal services. The members of AONK are individual members of the sectoral conciliation commission at the CPC. AONK is a member of Confederation of the Employers and the Industrial Companies in Bulgaria.