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4. Social Inclusion

4.8 Current Debates and Reforms

In the end of 2019 the Национална стратегия за намаляване на бедността и насърчаване на социалното включване 2020 г. (National Strategy for Poverty Reduction and Promotion of Social Inclusion 2020), is still active. However the last year of its functioning is close enough for the new one to be on the way.

The drafting of the renew National Youth Strategy post 2021 has already begun. The management of the Ministry holds meetings with young people and NGOs in various cities and regions of the country. These meetings are aimed at discussing challenges as identified by young people themselves and at seeking possible solutions. in this process 12 field consultations with young people and youth organizations have been held in the following cities: Vidin, Vratsa, Montana, Varna, Burgas, Ruse, Veliko Tarnovo, Blagoevgrad, Sandanski, Stara Zagora, Sliven, and Kardzhali. About 2200 young people at the age of 15-29 years have taken part in the consultations.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports presented the final draft of the renewed strategy in the end of 2020 to the National Youth Council and the Advisory Council on youth. There was a meeting for presentation of the draft document and discussion between the Ministry of youth and sports and the National Council of the municipalities in Bulgaria.