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05.2009 - Establishment of NASO as a legal entity
May 2009 - Establishment of NASO as a legal entity with some of the participants in an informal national network of service providers for people with disabilities.
1-4.09.2009 – the Third Forum of Service Providers for People with Disabilities in Bulgaria
September 1-4, 2009, in Varna, the Third Forum of Service Providers for People with Disabilities in Bulgaria was held at Grand Hotel "Dimyat".
The Forum was organized by the National Alliance for Social Responsibility (NASO) and the Agency for Social Development - Vision, with the support and partnership with the Flemish authorities and the European Association of Service for People with Disabilities with the participation of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.
The third edition of this unique event of nationwide significance is a part of the European project "Snowball" and the programme of the European Association of Service for People with Disabilities (EASPD).
Over 130 representatives of municipalities, service provider organizations for people with disabilities in Bulgaria, employers, representatives of organizations and institutions concerned with the problems of people with disabilities took part in the Forum.
The success of the forum was contributed by the special participation of the Ambassador of Belgium in Bulgaria Mr. Mark Mihilsen, the delegation of Belgian experts, representatives of the Flemish authorities and NGOs from Flanders, and a large number of representatives of Bulgarian NGOs, municipalities, socially corporations and others.
Among the guests were Mr. Luke Zelderlo, Secretary General of the European Association of Service for People with Disabilities, Ms. Bistra Valchanova, a representative of the European Commission, Ms. Nina Sherbetova, a representative of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Jos Tyunis, a representative of Flemish Agency for Disabled People, Mr. Dancho Simeonov, Governor of Varna, and mayors of municipalities in Bulgaria.
Greetings were sent by Mr. Mladenov Totyu, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, and Mr. Mincho Koralski, Executive Director of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities.