Strengthening Labor Rights for Migrant Workers in Bulgaria Екип ЦПП November 23, 2023

Strengthening Labor Rights for Migrant Workers in Bulgaria

Period – 01/07/2023 – 30/06/2024 (12 months)

Name – Strengthening Labor Rights for Migrant Workers in Bulgaria

Donor – PICUM (Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants) and Robert Bosch Foundation, Germany (Robert Bosch Stiftung)

Total value – EUR 7 876

Short Description:

The project is implemented by the Legal Aid Centre – Voice in Bulgaria within the framework of a joint programme on labour rights and labour migration of the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) and the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany. The project partner is the Institute for Market Economics.

The project examines the challenges faced by migrant workers, especially the most vulnerable among them, in the process of labour market integration in Bulgaria, the difficulties faced by employers who have hired or intend to hire migrant workers, identifying the role of trade unions in the process of labour integration of migrant workers.

The information gathered within the project will be used to prepare findings, recommendations, legal and economic analysis of the labour market in Bulgaria and a final project report.

The results of the project will be used to raise public awareness of the opportunities that migration provides to meet labour market needs.

One of the main objectives of the project is to initiate an entirely new discussion on the issues raised, based on an in-depth analysis of the economic factors that could strengthen respect for labour rights and positively influence labour migration for vulnerable migrant workers in Bulgaria.

The project addresses the huge legal and information vacuum in the country, including the need for legislative changes to create regularization mechanisms that facilitate access to information and justice for vulnerable migrant workers and support the overall process of migrant labour market integration.

Related materials:

See CPP-Glass Bulgaria Opinion on MIGRATION AS AN OPPORTUNITY, published in 2023.