A training on the topic "Development and management of social services at a municipal level" was conducted from June 25th to June 28th in the complex "Rodopski dom" in Chepelare.
Representatives from twelve regional municipalities, directors of Social Activities Directorates to the municipalities, municipal counselors, representatives from the municipal Bureaus for social services and from NGOs took part in the training.
Topics concerning the reform in child care in Bulgaria and the normative regulation for social services were discussed at the training. European practices for decentralization of the social services and alternative social services, funding sources for social services and procedures on the introduction and delegation of new social services were presented. The participants in the training had the chance to work in small groups on the analysis of the needs of different target groups – people with disabilities, children and families at risk, elderly people, and marginal groups, as well as to develop municipal strategies for social inclusion.