On 16th October2018 the NGO”Seafarers’ professional development cluster” signed a grant agreement under the Operational Program “Human Resources Development 2014-2020”, under the call of proposals BG05M9OP001-2.010 “Development of Social Entrepreneurship”.

The project proposal aimed at facilitating access to employment and support for social inclusion of vulnerable groups through the creation of appropriate conditions for their professional integration in the social economy, including reduction of poverty and promotion of social entrepreneurship and vocational integration in the social enterprises and the social and solidarity economy in order to facilitate access to employment, increase the number of people employed in social enterprises. The purpose of this proposal is the creation and development of social enterprise through the following activities: A1: Social and professional integration of members of vulnerable groups in the social economy sector. A2: Support with equipment. A3 Support for employment for a period of up to 12 months; A4 Study of demand and opportunities for marketing of services provided; A5 Social marketing and promotion of the social economy and social entrepreneurship.  The execution of the project of NGO Seafarers’ Professional Development Cluster is based on the objectives of the OP” Development of Human Resources” and the strategy “Europe 2020” and aimed at reaching planned and intended results, namely increase the number of employees in a social enterprises, providing support for social inclusion and professional integration of vulnerable groups through creation of suitable conditions for professional integration in the sphere of social economy.

The total amount of the project BG05M9OP001-2.010-0499-С01 “Development of the social entrepreneurship at NGO “Seafarers’ professional development cluster” is 98 746.34 BGN. The part of the EU financing is 83 934.38 BGN and the national financing is 14 811.96 BGN.

 The period of execution is 14 months. The performance of the contract activities starts on 16th October.2018.