European Minorities

FUEN Members


European Institute - POMAK

Chairman Efrem Elinov Mollov
10 Chavdar Voyvoda Str
BG-4700 Smolyan

+359 896-755-454

The Pomaks in Bulgaria mainly inhabit the Rhodope Mountains in Smolyan Province, Kardzhali Province, Pazardzhik Province and Blagoevgrad Province. Although precise figures are not available in census data, the minority is estimated at about 160,000-240,000 people.

The non-governmental organisation "European Institute - Pomak" was established in 2012 in the town of Smolyan.

The European Institute - Pomak actively works for and supports the preservation, development and maintenance of the identity and traditions of the Pomak community by implementing projects, promoting research and studies, promoting the traditions and presenting the Pomak community to local, European and international institutions.

The European Institute - Pomak became a member of FUEN in 2017.


  • Political Participation
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Linguistic Diversity
  • Solidarity with the Roma
  • European Citizens' Initiative
  • European Network
  • Forum of the European Minorities / House of Minorities


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