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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

3.4 Career Guidance and Counselling

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  1. Career guidance and counselling services
  2. Funding
  3. Quality assurance


Career guidance and counselling services

 The National Portal for Career Guidance was created under the Project BG051RO001-4.3.02-0001 "Career Guidance System in School Education" of the Ministry of Education and Science with the aim of: creating an integrated system for realization and employment on the acquired qualification of secondary school graduates in line with labor market requirements. The project was created under the Operational Program "Science and Education for Smart Growth" by the Ministry of Education and Science. (MoES)

As a result of the implementation of the Youth Guarantee in Bulgaria, nearly 100 000 young people under 25 years of age have started work during the 2015-2019. Bulgaria has legislatively regulated and has gained experience in implementing various measures and actions to increase the chances of employment and future labor market integration, applying these with better quality and wider scope in order to achieve the desired effect of the Youth Guarantee. For the target group of the programs, measures and schemes there is applied set quota for young people up to 25 years of age. In order to implement the Youth Guarantee from the beginning of 2014, programs and measures targeting young people who have proven their effectiveness and for which the interest of the employers and young people is high are implemented.

 Ministry of Labor and Social Policy MLSP - through the Employment Agency (Агенцията по заетостта)

It offers the service for Professional information, consulting and guidance, which aims to assist in: choosing the right profession/specialty according to the psychophysical features and personal interests of the clients; choice of career path; choice of appropriate training, including training institutions.

The possible services you can take depending on your individual profile and can be:

-Professional guidance;

-Motivational training that will be provided both in employment offices and by external licensed organizations;

-Training for acquiring professional qualification and/or key competencies demanded on the labour market;

-Measures for job creation through financial subsidies for employers;

-Internship programs and measures aimed at young people with secondary or higher education and vocational qualifications;

- Subsiding of temporary employment;

-Promoting territorial mobility in the country when looking for and starting work;

-Providing services from the European Employment Services network (EURES);

-Support for starting your own business by young people with high education and qualifications who have motivation and business ideas.


Quality assurance