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Country Information Sheet Bulgaria

Ministry with overall responsibility

Other Ministries involved

Policy papers or programmes

  • Национална стратегия в областта на миграцията, убежището и интеграцията 2011-2020 / National Strategy in the Field of Migration, Asylum and Integration 2011-2020 [D Bulgarian] / [D English
  • Национална програма за интеграция на бежанци 2011 - 2013/ National Programme for Integration of Refugees in Republic of Bulgaria 2011 - 2013 [D Multilingual]
  • Национална стратегия по миграция и интеграция 2008-2015 (НСМИ) / National Strategy for Migration and Integration 2008-2015 (NSMI) [D Multilingual]
  • Актуализирана стратегия по заетостта на Р България 2008-2015 / Updated National Employment Strategy 2008-2015 [D Multilingual]
  • Национален план за действие по заетостта 2013/ National Employment Action Plan 2013 [D Bulgarian]
  • Национална стратегия за демографско развитие на република България 2006-2020/ National Demographic Strategy of the Republic of Bulgaria 2006 – 2020 [D Multilingual]
  • Национална стратегия за учене през целия живот 2008-2013 / National Strategy for Lifelong Learning 2008-2013  [D English] / [D Bulgarian]
  • Национална стратегия за осигуряване на равни възможности на хората с увреждания 2008-2015 г. / National Strategy for Equal Opportunities for Disabled People 2008-2015 [D Bulgarian]
  • Съвместен меморандум по социално включване/ Joint Memorandum on Social Inclusion in the Republic of Bulgaria [D Bulgarian]

Key legislation

  • Закон за чужденците в Република България / Law on the Foreigners in the Republic of Bulgaria - September 1998 (last amendment on 2 August 2013) – State Gazette No. 68 [D Bulgarian]
  • Закон за влизането, пребиваването и напускането на Република България на гражданите на Европейския съюз и членовете на техните семейства/ Law on Entering, Residing and Leaving the Republic of Bulgaria of European Union Citizens and Members of Their Families - January 2007 (last amendment as from 13 March 2012, State Gazette No. 21) [D Bulgarian]
  • Закон за насърчаване на заетостта/ Law on Encouragement of Employment - December 2001 (last amendment as from 2 August 2013, State Gazette No 68) [D Bulgarian]
  • Закон за убежището и бежанците/ Law on Asylum and Refugees - December 2002 (last amendment as from 26 July 2013, State Gazette No. 66) [D Bulgarian]
  • Закон за защита от дискриминация / Law on Protection from Discrimination - January 2004 (last amendment on 2 August 2013, State Gazette No. 68) [D Bulgarian]
  • Закон за българското гражданство / Law on Bulgarian Citizenship – February 1999 (last updated as from 2 August 2013, State Gazette No.68) [D Bulgarian]
  • Закон за признаване на професионални квалификации/Law for recognition of professional qualifications - February 2008 (last amendment as from 2 August 2013, State Gazette No 68) [D Bulgarian]
  • Закон за професионалното образование и обучение/ Law on Vocational Education and Training – July 1999 (last amendment on 9 August 2013, State Gazette No. 70) [D Bulgarian]

Funding opportunities

  • Национален план за действие по заетостта 2013 (с приложения) и бюджета на Министерството на труда и социалната политика/National Employment Action Plan (with Annexes) and the Budget of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy [D Bulgarian]
  • Европейски фонд за интеграция на граждани на трети страни за периода 2007-2013/ European Fund for Integration of Third-country Nationals 2007-2013 [L English]
  • Европейски бежански фонд / European Refugee Fund [L Multilingual]

Impact assessments, reports and evaluations

  • План 2010 за изпълнение на НСМИ / Action Plan for 2010 Implementing the National Strategy of Bulgaria on Migration and Integration (2008 - 2015) [D Bulgarian]
  • План за действие за 2013 г. по изпълнението на Националната стратегия в областта на миграцията, убежището и интеграцията (2011-2020 г.) /Action plan for 2013 for the implementation of the National Strategy in the Field of Migration, Asylum and Integration 2011-2020 [D Bulgarian

Research and statistical agencies

  • National Statistical Institute [L Multilingual]
  • Centre for Population Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences [L Bulgarian]/[L English]
  • Centre for Interreligious Dialogue and Conflict Prevention at the Scientific Research Department of Sofia University                                         
  • Bulgarian Centre for Human Relations at the New Bulgarian University[L Bulgarian]/[L English]
  • Open Society Institute Sofia [L Bulgarian]/[L English]
  • European Institute [L Multilingual]
  • Centre for European Refugee, Migration and Ethnic Studies [L Multilingual]
  • ASA Research & Consulting Agency for Socio-economic Analyses [L Bulgarian]/[L English]
  • BARDA Bulgarian Association of Regional Development Agencies and Business Centres [L Bulgarian]/[L English]
  • Centre for the Study of Democracy [L Bulgarian] / [L English]

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