Mission and Vision of SANS

The State Agency for National Security (SANS) is a specialized body under the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria, tasked with the implementation of the policy for the protection of national security.

The Agency is part of the Intelligence Community, and its Chairperson is a member of the Security Council at the Council of Ministers and the Consultative Council on National Security at the President of the Republic of Bulgaria.

The Mission of the Agency is to protect the citizens, the national interests and the statehood. In doing so, SANS conducts activities, regulated by the low, towards monitoring, detecting, counteracting, preventing and neutralizing plotted, prepared or perpetrated encroachments against the national interests, the independence and sovereignty of the Republic of Bulgaria, the territorial integrity, the national interests, the unity of the nation, the citizens’ fundamental rights and freedoms, the democratic functioning of the state and the civil institutions, as well as the established constitutional order in the country.

The management vision of SANS’ leadership team is for the Agency to develop as a security service, which is stable, reliable, provided for when it comes to resources, as well as adequate to the contemporary threats, which enjoys trust and is recognized because of the results it has achieved, as well as because of its officials’ professionalism.


SANS’ main values have been defined in the course of a successfully completed project, which demonstrate “what we stand for” as officials and as an organization: professionalism; loyalty and integrity; teamwork and continuity; responsibility and impartiality; leadership.




Concept of the organization and management of SANS - (291 kb)