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EACEA National Policies Platform


7. Health and Well-Being

Last update: 28 November 2023

Improving the health of young people and their well-being is one of the major priorities of the National Youth Strategy 2010 – 2020 (Национална стратегия за младежта 2010 – 2020).

In 2011 the Ministry of Health established the National Center of Public Health and Analyses, which, together with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and other stakeholders and organisations, develops youth-related policies in this field. The main fields of action institutions are operating in are encouraging physical activity, improving sexual culture, access to health education and mental health.

According to a study carried out in 2018 by Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Bulgaria office, 54% of young people determine their health condition as “Excellent”, 29% say it is “Very good”, 15 – “Good”, and hardly 1% - “Fair”. 2018 Annual Report on Youth (Годишен доклад за младежта за 2018) shows that hardly 1/3 of young people in the country practice sport.