Campaigns and activities
Under negotiations with the Government
State agency – for coordination
National Council of the people with disabilities and the Ombudsman of RB - monitoring
The Government wants – the Ministry of labour and social policy
We want a state agency to be appointed
Our Government , Parliament , Ministry of labour and social policy, Agency of people with disabilities and all organizations of people with disabilities have published in their web-sites the UN CRPD, translated into Bulgarian. Also, the Ministry of labour and social policy, the Agency of people with disabilities, the Union of the Blind in Bulgaria and other organizations of people with disabilities are organizing conferences and seminars concerning all articles of the UN CRPD and their implementation. And finally some private TV channels are broadcasting some special discussions with representatives of the Government or its' structures who are in charge and representatives of organizations of people with disabilities regarding the UN CRPD and its' implementation in Republic of Bulgaria.
Council of Ministers and the Agency for people with disabilities
Not appointed yet.
By taking part in coordination and monitoring
The first biannual report is under preparation.
The Persons with Disabilities Act (1 Jan 2019) created a Monitoring Council with 9 members, to observe and report on compliance with CRPD. It includes representatives of the Ombudsman, the Protection Against Discrimination Commission, organisations of, and for, persons with disabilities, and academics.
The National Council for Persons with Disabilities was created in the government Council of Ministers (the government). Members represent the state, organisations of, and for, persons with disabilities, employees’ organisations, employers’ organisations, and municipalities. Its role is to give opinions on draft legislation and strategic programmes and plans.
The Helsinki Committee (Shadow report 2017) reports that legislation to provide for a co-ordinating and monitoring authority are planned for 2020.
The CRPD Committee (2018 Concluding observations) has expressed concern at the delays, lack of independent monitoring mechanism and lack of involvement of disabled people. Also noted was a lack of involvement of under-represented groups.