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35. Alliance for Adapting Bulgarian Architects to the German Architectural Services Market

Projects Budget:
 60.000 €
 Duration of the project:
 11.03.2022 – 11.02.2023 (11 months)


On 11.03.2022 Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar" has started the implementation of the " Alliance for Adapting Bulgarian Architects to the German Architectural Services Market "-14/17-03-2022 as a Leading Organization.
The project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
ST Architekten GmbH,, Germany;
Institute for digital transformation, Bulgaria;
The project aims to support the integration of Bulgarian architects into a new field of professional training by creating an alliance of partners with diverse experience, profiles and specific expertise capable of supporting the adaptation of Bulgarian architects to the German market for architectural services.

The concrete result of the achievement of the main objective will be the existence of a sustainable, open and active community of interested individuals and legal entities with the potential to increase the professional knowledge, skills and competences of Bulgarian architects for working with contracting entities of architectural services in Germany.

The project also has two specific objectives.:
1. Contributing to increasing the flexibility and opportunities in vocational training by systematizing the know-how regarding the practice of the profession of architect under the special conditions in Germany in thematic curriculum and training material for a training course.
2. Contributing to the attractiveness of vocational education and training by conducting a pilot training course on the basis of the new curriculum and content.

The ATU project is co-financed by the EU Erasmus + program. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.



140 practising Bulgarian architects took part in the first training of its kind in Bulgaria. The event started today at Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar". The Alliance for Adaptation of Bulgarian Architects to the German Market for Architectural Services project is co-financed by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union.

During the course, which will last until mid-August, architects will gain specific knowledge and skills on how to practise their profession in the countries of the European Union and in particular Germany. They will learn how to expand the Bulgarian market of architectural services to the countries of the Old Continent with better pay levels. The directives of the European Parliament enable every Bulgarian architect to practise his/her profession in the EU countries.

Today, the Faculty of Architecture at Varna Free University welcomed Georg Wintgen - President of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects. The specialised training is led by Eng. Stoyan Todorov - a graduate of the Technical University of Munich, a member of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects, the Union of Freelance Architects in Germany and the Union of German Engineers.

The largest European market for architectural services - Germany is experiencing a shortage of qualified architects. The project partners - Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar", Institute for Digital Transformations Foundation and the architectural company from Munich ST Architekten GmbH found that it is necessary to conduct a regular qualification course to prepare Bulgarian architects and architecture students to meet the challenges of the profession in Germany with an emphasis on project phases that can be worked remotely.

The training was opened by the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture – Assoc. Prof. Eng. Rositsa Petkova – Slipets, PhD.

Given the extremely high interest in the training, the Faculty of Architecture of Varna Free University will conduct a second training in the autumn of 2022.