Model for a small family business

Project information

Index: 1167R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Employment, human capital and education
Location BULGARIA YUGOZAPADNA I YUZHNA TSENTRALNA BULGARIA Sofia Yugozapaden Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2005
End: Ongoing

Topic of the practice

Jobs for Roma people in small municipalities and rural areas

Good Practice Information

Company has been established for separation and recycling of industrial and house waste in a region of several small municipalities 50-60 km around Sofia. The company has increased the number of Roma permanent employers trough the years and contributes to arise to formal economy an activity as waste selection and waste management mainly informal between Roma population.
Annual budget 2012: 410 000 BGN. (app 210.000 €). The experiece to arise from informal to formal economy can be transfered also to craft and art economic activities developed by Roma population.

Evidence of success

Qualitative results: Good working conditions for the employees; 15 permanent working places for Roma people; regular formal economic entity covering Roma economic activities.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Krasimir Zhiukov

Regional Administration of Sofia Region

Annex completed on: 07-29-2014

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