Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital and largest city. It’s location at the center of the Balkans makes it a gateway to the EU market, as well as the markets of the Middle East and Russia. It is the national leader in the ICT sector with a huge potential for a leading position in Europe - having a good internet infrastructure and one of the highest connection speeds on the continent. It’s no surprise that ICT is the fastest growing industry in Sofia with 21.8% growth for 2016 in comparison to 2012. Seizing on the opportunity to use this digital landscape as a springboard, the Sofia Municipal Council has set out to formulate a well-coordinated concept and common knowledge of what a smart city is and how the joint efforts of all relevant stakeholders could contribute for the better life of all its citizens.