Disabled people in Bulgaria are more vulnerable to poverty and isolation than any other social group. Less than 10% of people with disabilities are employed or/ and involved in educational and training activities. For comparison, the average percentage of employed people with disabilities in the EU is between 40 and 50%. Moreover, most of the people with disabilities in Bulgaria are working mainly in a sheltered or supported environment.
ESI CEE is the Bulgarian national expert in the awards system that selects and promotes local digital innovation with high impact on improving society - World Summit Awards.
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