In their own words:
Bulgaria – Multi Kulti Collective (MKC) is one of the leading Bulgarian not-for-profit organizations working on migrant and refugee integration, community development and human rights since 2011. It operates both on grass-root and policy level to achieve bigger impact and social change both nationally and European. It also works as a social enterprise that has been empowering migrants since 2013 through offering and promoting their culinary services to individuals, cultural institutes, small and big companies. Some of the main principles in the organization are empowering, co-creation and life-long learning. MKC is based in Sofia but in 2015 it grew to a social franchise in the 8 biggest Bulgarian cities. MKC has been the national coordinator of the official portal of the European Commission on migrant integration European Web Site on Integration since 2013. In 2016 MKC co-founded SIRIUS, a Brussels-based European NGO working on migrant education. MKC has been the leading Bulgarian partner of the biggest refugee integration research project in the EU NIEM since 2016. In 2017 MKC co-founded the European Network on Non-Violence and Dialogue. In 2018 the Multi Kulti Center was opened in Sofia, a migrant-local collaboration as such, to host migrant-run activities such as cooking classes, cultural and social events as well as promoting diversity and dialogue. MKC has a successful track record in big national media campaigns, awareness-raising, using arts and culture for social change, innovative training, solid research, comprehensive monitoring of national integration policies, policy analysis, strategic advocacy. MKC has been working with policy makers, local authorities, international organizations, NGOs, business, media, researchers, migrants, refugees and youth. MKC’s projects have been featured as social innovations and best practices on national and EU level.