Round table in the National Assembly
On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December) a round-table discussion on Policies for Children and Adults with Disabilities in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities took place in the National Assembly building on 1 December 2017. The meeting was attended by the Chair of the National Assembly, the Chair and the Deputy Chair of the Labour, Social and Demographic Policy Commission, the Deputy Ministers of Labour and Social Policy, the Deputy Minister of Education and Science, representatives of the Ombudsman, the Ministry of Finance and other Ministries, the NSSI, the Commission for Protection against Discrimination, persons in charge and representatives of national disability-related organisations.
NASO President Georgi Georgiv put emphasis on three topics extremely relevant and necessary for the future legislative programme of the 44th National Assembly. He spoke of the need for an accelerated adoption of the Social Services and Social Entrepreneurship Act, as well as of the serious need for amendments to the legislation concerning the abolition of restrictions and obligations imposed on employers, and the introduction of support measures and solutions stimulating employers to provide jobs in the open labour market.