EASPD and the Agency for Social Development Vision (Bulgaria) have started their joint work on the New Services for Employment Project. The general objective of the project is to develop an international partnership with leading European social services providers to research, summarize and adapt the European experience in providing these services in Bulgaria to ensure effectiveness of services and implement a new methodology in Bulgaria - "supported employment".
The organization and management of the project activities, which will be implemented on the territory of four EU countries, are centered in Varna, Bulgaria. The project activities include exchange of on-site experience in Brussels, Paris, Cardiff and Varna. One project outcome will be a best practices toolkit on “Social Services and Supported Employment” and the adoption of policies for delivery of supported employment service in Bulgaria.
The Agency for Social Development Vision - Bulgaria has significant experience and has realized long-term activities in the introduction of new models and alternative forms of social support for people with disabilities and other social groups through development of abilities, skills, talents, and intellectual and labour potential. The organization has carried out over 100 projects, some of them being innovative European models and practices in the field of services for people with disabilities.