Date: 10.10.2014

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6 billion euros for the period 2014-20120, the European Union granted for the integration of young people between 15 and 24 in the labor market or back into the education system, as Bulgaria provided 55 million euro.

Today, October 10, 2014, at a ceremony in the Council of Ministers social partners signed the National Framework Agreement for the implementation of the National Plan for implementing the European Youth Guarantee 2014-2020.

Signed document set Ministers of Labour and Social Policy Jordan Hristoskov of Education R. Kolarova, and Youth and Sports Evgenia Radanova, heads of national representative organizations of employers and employees, the National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria and the heads of national youth organizations.

"The rapid development of technology in recent decades has led to serious distance education professional standards, which underlies the discrepancy between the expectations of employers and opportunities for young workers, hence the biggest problem with high levels of youth unemployment." That said, the Executive Chairman of the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) Danev and underlined the contribution of the chamber to overcome this problem through the information system for competence assessment MyCompetence.

The system offers multiple opportunities for young people to self-assess their personal knowledge and skills and, if necessary, to develop an online training with subsequent certification (validation). Mr. Danev stressed that the efforts of the social partners should be designed to generate temporary employment and to encourage the creation of sustainable high quality, high-paying jobs. "We need people with high educational and professional culture and this should be the goal of our joint efforts," explicitly Danev.