The Applied Research and Communications Fund, ARC Fund, is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991 in Sofia. Its mission is:
- To support international and inter-regional cooperation and enhance the capacity of NGOs and public-private agencies, building on the opportunities offered by new media and information technologies;
- To contribute to the development of knowledge-based society in the countries of South-East Europe;
- To support competitiveness and economic growth in South-East Europe by promoting innovative solutions and facilitating the transfer of new technologies and know-how.
In pursuit of these objectives, ARC Fund designs and implements strategies for capacity building of NGOs, information society development and technological innovation.