Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital and largest city with a population of around 1.2 million inhabitants. Thanks to its strategic geographical position, it is a gateway to the EU market and to the markets of the Middle East and Russia. It is the national leader in information and communications technology (ICT) has the potential to become a leader in Europe. It is also host to the Sofia Tech Park – Bulgaria’s largest science and technology park that brings together leading research institutes, universities, NGOs and business associations. 

The digital economy of Sofia is well known for its ICT sector that has experienced consistent growth. To further secure its position as a major hub of the ICT sector, Sofia’s participation in the ICC aims to consolidate itself as a future-oriented city. The city will further build and strengthen its innovative ecosystems, develop new technologies and foster synergies between education, science and innovation, all the while generating sustainable economic growth and improving the city’s sustainability performance. 

Sofia was a participant city in the DCC. 

Participating cities

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  • Core
Issy-les-Moulineaux
Issy-les-Moulineaux
France
  • Core
Sweden Emilia Romagna Network
Sweden Emilia Romagna Network
Sweden/Italy
  • Core
Białystok
Białystok
Poland
  • Core
Bistrița
Bistrița
Romania
  • Core
Gava
Gava
Spain
  • Core
Gliwice
Gliwice
Poland
  • Mentor
Amsterdam
Amsterdam Metropolitan Area
Netherlands
  • Core
Padua
Padua
Italy
  • Core
Pays de Saint-Omer Agglomeration Community
Pays de Saint-Omer Agglomeration Community
France
  • Core
Szombathely
Szombathely
Hungary
  • Core
Chalcis
Chalcis
Greece
  • Core
Bratislava
Bratislava
Slovakia