Normative regulation and development of social entrepreneurship
On February 10, 2016, a meeting between Georgi Georgiev, President of National Alliance for Social Responsibility (NASO) and Nikolay Nikolov, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Policy, took place. It was dedicated to NASO’s efforts for the provision of a normative basis for social entrepreneurship development and a legal regulation of social enterprises in Bulgaria. Various topics on the development of social entrepreneurship were commented on, whereby it was agreed on that through this sector the social support and life in the county in general would significantly improve, including that more effective social services and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and other groups in need of support would be provided. Furthermore, the contributions of NASO with regard to the elaboration of the Draft Law on Social Economics were discussed. In order to accelerate the work on these matters, NASO will include them on the agenda of the 11th National Service Provider Forum dedicated to the work of municipalities, whereby the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy will present the Draft Law on Social Economics, and hence, will give an opportunity for a wider discussion. The Forum will take place on April, 13 and 14, 2016 in the city of Veliko Tarnovo and the registration for participation will be open on February, 22.