Bulgaria intends to increase opportunities for upskilling the workforce with a focus on acquiring digital skills, and identifying and providing a mechanism for validating skills acquired through informal and independent learning
Unemployed individuals who sign an employment contract for short-term seasonal agricultural work shall retain their right to monthly social benefits, according to the amendments in the Bulgarian Health Act that entered into force on 14th May. They will also be eligible for heating aid if they meet all other conditions and requirements for obtaining such. With the amendments in the Regulations for
The Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MTSP) launched the "Mercy and Solidarity" programme to provide social services together with Bulgarian Orthodox Church representatives. The programme amounts to BGN 160,000 and is a continuation of an existing agreement between the two institutions. The first two contracts for its operation were signed by Minister Denitsa Sacheva and the Kremikov
The Warm Lunch at Home Programme will be extended until 24 July 2020, which currently delivers food to nearly 31,000 people in need in 215 municipalities throughout the country. Local authorities will make arrangements to continue the activities and for a soup, a main course, some bread and, at least once a week, a dessert to be delivered daily to elderly citizens, disabled individuals, and people
Employers' proposals to create, adapt and equip workplaces for permanently disabled people of working age will be funded with almost BGN 4.2 million. The funds are provided under the Bulgarian National Programme for the Employment of Disabled People, approved by Labour and Social Policy Minister Denitsa Sacheva.
In case of a second violation related to undeclared labour, the penalty for the employer shall be a BGN 15,000 to 20,000 fine, and for the guilty official - a fine of BGN 5,000 to 10,000. These are the proposed amendments to the Bulgarian Labour Code that the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy published for public consultation
Employers must disinfect the workplace at least twice during the working day, as well as create working arrangements that minimise direct contacts between the employees within the company. These are part of the measures to prevent the risk of the spread of COVID-19, implemented by an order of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy Denitsa Sacheva.
The hot lunch programme for people in need will be extended until 19 June 2020. For this purpose, the Agency for Social Assistance was allocated BGN 5.1 million from the state budget, and the estimates are that the funds will cover the needs of about 50,000 people.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy allocates an additional BGN 45 million under the Human Resources Development Operational Programme (OPHRD) in support of elderly people living alone and the disabled. From today, municipalities will be able to apply to receive funding for patronage care.
We are in an unprecedented situation. Not only because Bulgaria is in a state of emergency, but also because of the increasing dividing lines between people. The expanding technological and economic opportunities have brought along both perspectives for personal accomplishment and the continuous atomisation of society.
“Technological development and the development of human values should go hand in hand. Technology- and people-related professions are the two main tendencies of the future”. This was stated by the Minister of Labour and Social Policy Denitsa Sacheva during the MASTERLASS WORK 4.0 at the G. S. Rakovski Military Academy.
Up to BGN 8,000 to fund projects for reconstruction of vehicles for people with permanent disabilities will be provided by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy under the National Programme for Accessible Residential Environment and Personal Mobility. The selection of project proposals under the two components of the programme starts today and will end on May 12th.