National Meeting of Social and Health Care Experts
The first national meeting of social and health care experts to the municipalities took place in Stara Zagora 25 to 27 October 2017. The event was organized by NAMRB, NASO, and Stara Zagora Municipality. This was the second major forum in the NASO calendar for 2017 after the one held in Varna in June. Traditionally, one of NASO's annual forums is targeted at municipalities, taking place in the municipality which has received the NASO last major award for contribution to social development in Bulgaria. The 2016 winner was Stara Zagora Municipality.
More than 140 experts to large and medium and small-sized municipalities in Bulgaria took part in the three-day forum. The event was attended by a number of deputy mayors responsible for social services and health care, directors and heads of departments, managers and specialists in social services, non-governmental organisations, and social service providers.
The meeting gave the attendees the opportunity of getting to know each other, exchanging experience, raising common problems and questions to the responsible institutions, consolidating the topics to be solved and developed in the future.