SOCIAL ECONOMY AS AN EFFECTIVE MODEL FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP, SOCIAL SERVICES, EMPLOYMENT
International Hotel, Golden Sands Resort, Varna, Bulgaria, 14-15 JUNE 2018
With the confirmed participation of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy Biser Petkov
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 15 MAY 2018
FIRST NATIONAL MEETING OF SOCIAL SERVICES MANAGERS
19 MARCH 2018, 10:00-16:00
ROSITSA DIMITROVA, DEPUTY MINISTER OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL POLICY,
RUMYANA PETKOVA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE AGENCY FOR SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
and Victoria Tahova, Deputy Executive Director,
Emil Todorov, Director of Child Protection Directorate,
Nikolina Ivanova, Head of Social Services for Adults Department
Reneta Manolova, Head of Social Services for Children Department
Albena Topalova, Expert-in-Chief of Social Services for Children Department
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 15 MARCH 2018
NASO met with Minister Biser Petkov and NGOs in social sector
NASO President Georgi Georgiev met with MLSP Minister Biser Petkov and representatives of NGOs working in the sector of social services and children's rights protection at the MLSP in June. The agenda was aimed at discussing the forthcoming reforms in this area. The meeting was attended by a wide range of NGOs to which Minister Petkov introduced his new team.
On behalf of the NASO members Mr. Georgiev expressed hope that the work on the new social services bill would be resumed and accelerated and that the new law would help differentiate the responsibilities and place of social services among the state, municipalities, social service providers and service users.
As a representative of the largest association of social service providers, Mr. Georgiev addressed the question of financial standards through which the services are implemented and the considerable delay in salary payments of employees in the sector as an extremely acute problem. On behalf of NASO, it was also proposed to introduce close monitoring of social services in order to achieve higher quality, development and sustainability in this activity.