A workshop for employers on the ERIAS project was held in Haskovo


On December 11, the workshop on "How to recruit foreigners from third countries", was organized in Haskovo by the Haskovo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI) under the ERIAS project - European scheme for integration of refugees. The Haskovo Chamber of Commerce and Industry is among the Bulgarian partners in the project, with the implementation period from January 2019 to June 2021.

More than 30 representatives of companies from the region participated in the workshop. Employees of the Regional Employment Agency - Haskovo, the Directorate Labour bureau Haskovo, Migration Group at the Ministry of the Interior - Haskovo, Transit Center - Pastrogor village, and the Harmanli Registration and Reception Center attended the event.

Yancho Yanev - Chairman of HCCI, welcomed the participants and stressed that the activities under the ERIAS project in Bulgaria will motivate employers to recruit foreigners from third countries

The main objectives and activities of the project were presented by Katya Atanasova - expert in HCCI:

  • Тrainings for TCNs in Sofia, Haskovo and Stara Zagora on Bulgarian language, entrepreneurship and how to be employed in Bulgaria;
  • Consultancy services and support for TCNs for setting up start-ups in Bulgaria;
  • Raising awareness of organizations in favor of businesses about the need and benefits of early inclusion of TCNs in the labor market;
  • Promoting closer cooperation between stakeholders in different fields.

The lecturer of the wokrshop - Veselin Todorov, presented the topic: Legal framework for hiring foreigners in Bulgaria. The presentationwas followed by numerous questions and a lively discussion took place.