Over BGN 753 million will support youth employment policies in the new programming period of the HRDP (2021-2027)
Through its implementation, at least 115,500 people starting their careers are expected to gain better employment opportunities.
Around 32,000 disabled and elderly people will receive care at home under HRDP 2021-2027.
The budget of the procedure is BGN 175 million. The main objective of the measure “Care at Home” is to provide support in the home environment for people with disabilities and elderly people who are dependent on care.
Minister Lazarov: Over 740,000 people will receive support under the Human Resources Development Programme
It is expected that support under the various measures of the programme will reach every eighth Bulgarian.
MLSP provides accessible environment for people with disabilities in 58 residential buildings
54 stair lifts, 6 vertical platform lifts, 7 ramps and 4 elevators will be built in them.
Minister Lazarov: More than 170 000 employed and unemployed will acquire new skills under the HRDP (2021-2027)
Social inclusion and ensuring equal opportunities for people from vulnerable groups is also among the priorities of the HRDP. With its implementation, nearly 102,000 children and adults are expected to receive better and more effective social services, improve access to social assistance and health services.
Over 3,000 additional unemployed persons will start work under the National Employment Plan
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labor and Social Policy Lazar Lazarov approved an order to provide nearly BGN 5.7 million under the National Employment Action Plan. Additional funds will be directed towards employment and training programmes and measures for people from vulnerable groups in the labour market.
Minister Lazarov: Over 310 000 people will receive heating benefits
Each eligible person will receive a total of BGN 623.55 for the period 1 November 2022 - 31 March 2023, which is BGN 100 or nearly 20% more than last heating season. “The higher amount of the benefit will start to be paid from August 15,” Minister Lazarov explained.
The European Commission approved the Food Programme with a budget of BGN 411.7 million.
Around 350,000 food parcels will be distributed annually with the familiar food products from the first programming period and as many more with hygiene materials, which are a new type of assistance.
The EC approved the Human Resources Development Programme for the programming period 2021-2027.
Through the implementation of the Human Resources Development Programme, support will be provided for the development of the workforce in Bulgaria and overcoming the challenges facing the labour market.
Deputy Prime Minister Lazarov: My main priorities will be the labour market and improving the living standards of the po
“Our actions will be aimed at improving policies to increase the level of employment with a focus on the untapped resource of the labour market - inactive people. We will strive for consistency and upgrading of the implemented policies and measures in this area,” Minister Lazarov said.
New benefit for fathers and adoptive parents of children up to the age of 8 is being introduced from 1 August
Where the father/adoptive parent has taken some of these leaves for less than 2 months, he is entitled to leave for the difference between the 2 months and the leave taken.
Access to the labor market in Bulgaria for citizens of Ukraine
Citizens of Ukraine can access the Bulgarian labor market to work under the following simplified procedures: