Bulgarian Ministry of Youth and Sports (Bulgaria)
The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS) manages, coordinates and controls the implementation of the state policy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the field of youth and sport. The MYS develops national strategies and programs for the development of youth and sport, finances, licenses and controls the activities of sports federations and organizations, supporting sports and youth activities at national and international level. Moreover, the work of the MYS covers both the popularization and development of student and mass sports, and sport of excellence. MYS interacts with state and municipal authorities and sports organizations for the development of youth and sport, and manages the operation of state-owned sports facilities provided to the Ministry, in accordance with the needs for which they are provided. The MYS also prepares and offers programs for building and upgrading sports infrastructure.