MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL POLICY
EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE MUNICIPALITIES IN THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
MUNICIPALITY OF VARNA
„PARTNERSHIP FOR BETTER SOCIAL SERVICES, EMPLOYMENT AND DEVELOPMENT“
CELEBRATION OF NASO’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY
CEREMONY FOR GIVING ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL AWARDS
International Hotel, Golden Sands Resort, Varna, Bulgaria
13th – 14th JUNE 2019
We are kindly inviting you to take part in an International Forum dedicated to 10 years of active and successful European and national partnerships in the fields of social services and employment. The Forum programme includes a Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of National Alliance for Social Responsibility (NASO) as well as a Ceremony for Giving Anniversary National Awards.
The registrations for non-Bulgarian participants can be done via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st May 2019 incl., whereby we kindly ask you to first consider the additional information available here before registering.
PRESIDENT OF NASO
NASO and Employment Agency in partnership for practical implementation of supported employment in Bulgaria
On February 11, 2016, a meeting between Valentina Georgieva, Executive Director of the Employment Agency, and Georgi Georgiev, President of National Alliance for Social Responsibility (NASO), took place. The objective was to discuss the means for improving the employability of persons with disabilities on the open labor market. Mr. Georgiev presented the practices implemented by NASO in the last few years, the experience gained as a result of the successful realization of European projects related to employment on the open labor market within the active European partnership and participation in the Board of the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD), and NASO’s opportunities for establishing partnerships in the field of employment across all European states. It was clarified that the partnership between NASO and the Employment Agency was to play a crucial role in terms of starting the practical implementation of supported employment in Bulgaria in 2016. During the meeting, concrete measures which are to be undertaken in order to provide a successful start of the supported employment implementation for providing professional support to persons with disabilities as well as to employers hiring them were talked through. Additionally, the involvement of organizations familiar with that model of employment was discussed as well as practices implemented in other countries. Finally, further meetings on the topic during the year were agreed on.