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Bulgaria

Regional Multi-Actor Platform | Sofia

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About the MAP

In Bulgaria, the European Rural Development Network (ERDN) coordinates the Multi-Actor Platform Sofia – Social infrastructure, which operates at a regional level. The Bulgarian Institute of Agricultural Economics facilitates the activities of the platform.

The activities of the MAP will focus on discussing the contribution of the social infrastructure and social policy in rural areas, a key pillar to provide viable livelihood. There is a need to adopt new policies for stimulating rural regions and implementing the best practices of innovative social models responding to current needs.

Objectives

The activities of this MAP are designed to achieve the following specific objectives:

  • MAP objective 1: Recognition of the strengths and weaknesses of the current state of social infrastructures in rural regions, evaluation of the state of the policies that are implemented and solving problems that are current or rising via new policies.
  • MAP objective 2: Identification of the changes in the needs related to social infrastructure in order to make rural areas attractive for different generations and people in active and retired age and to draw attention to the model of social services, which may deliver a decent quality of life.
  • MAP objective 3: Setting a new approach for rural development fostered by the best practices and innovative approaches of social development in rural areas. The needs of public policy to crated better social infrastructure that is based on social inclusion and is in synergy with UN and EU on the Millennium Development Goals
  • MAP objective 4: Prepare the necessary action plan that might be implemented further by public policies to create better conditions to foster a better social infrastructure and innovative thinking for greener, better and livable rural areas.

Composition

Not yet established.

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