• 15-March-2022


    Reaching Out and Activating Inactive and Unemployed Persons in Bulgaria

    This report on Bulgaria is the eighth country study published in a series of reports looking into how policies connect people with jobs. It provides a detailed analysis of Bulgaria’s inactive and unemployed population and identifies groups of people who would benefit from measures and services provided by Bulgaria’s Public Employment Service. In addition, the report assesses Bulgaria’s labour market policies to reach out to inactive people and help them integrate in the labour market, and offers recommendations for improvement.
  • 21-June-2019


    Vocational Education and Training in Bulgaria - Governance and Funding

    Over recent years, Bulgaria has shown great willingness to reform its vocational education and training (VET). Significant challenges remain, however, relating notably to the system’s responsiveness to labour market needs and its capacity to ensure equitable outcomes for learners. This report is a focused review of two predefined issues, the governance and funding of VET. These are two fundamental elements within the delivery of skilled VET graduates. The report assesses the strengths of the Bulgarian VET system and the challenges it faces when it comes to governance and funding and suggests policy responses for how these challenges can be addressed. Four specific challenges are identified linked to the governance of the VET system: decision-making powers and capacity; the use of data and evidence to inform policy decisions; social partner engagement; and, oversight of adult VET learning provision. With regard to VET funding, both school level financial autonomy, and the capacity to act upon increased flexibilities, are currently modest. The report argues that potential exists to strengthen collaboration between schools and employers to achieve increased cost-sharing between government and private firms. Finally, more can be done to improve equity in VET delivery through Bulgaria’s funding formula.
  • 11-April-2018

    English, PDF, 400kb


    This country note presents key policies to promote longer working lives implemented over the past decade in Bulgaria

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  • 13-October-2014


    Workshop: HEInnovate Workshop - Sofia, Bulgaria

    Workshop on HEInnovate held in Sofia, Bulgaria

  • 3-July-2012


    Capacity building seminar: Strategic approaches to demographic change in Russia, Eastern Europe and OECD countries (Trento, Italy)

    The seminar was targeted at national, regional and local practitioners who dealt with anticipating and managing demographic changes in Russia and Eastern European countries and wanted to interchange experiences and approaches with other experts from OECD countries.

  • 27-June-2012


    Capacity building seminar: Financing business start-up by under-represented groups (Trento, Italy)

    This seminar was part of a three-year programme of cooperation between the European Commission and the OECD LEED Programme to monitor and report on entrepreneurial activity in Europe and related public policies and actions.

  • 22-February-2005


    Conference on Financing Entrepreneurship at Regional and Local Level in Bulgaria and other South-East European Regions, Sofia, Bulgaria, 17 March 2005

    This seminar is a unique opportunity to debate the results of recent entrepreneurship development in Bulgaria and will focus on the theme of financing entrepreneurship at local and regional level...

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