As part of efforts to attract more highly qualified foreign specialists to the country, Bulgarian authorities are working together to facilitate this process.
In addition, four ministries, the Ministry of the Interior, that of Labor and Social Policy, as well as that of Foreign Affairs and Innovation and Growth, have intensified their efforts to facilitate this process. SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
Such an announcement was confirmed by Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov during the “Opportunities for the labor market in the northeast of Bulgaria”, held in Shumen.
The Bulgarian Prime Minister said that highly qualified specialists from other countries can accelerate the development of high-tech productions and increase their efficiency, emphasizing that this could lead to an increase in wages in the Balkan country.
“No matter how many staff we attract from abroad, if income in Bulgaria remains low, they will look for opportunities in other countries. That is why our main priorities are to improve qualifications, develop high-tech companies and attract Bulgarians from abroad, because we all want to live well in our country.” » remarked Denkov.
The forum was also attended by the Ministers of Labor and Social Policy, Ivanka Shalapatova, of Education and Science, Galin Tsokov, of Economy and Industry, Bogdan Bogdanov, as well as of Innovation and of Growth Milena Stoycheva.
Minister of Economy and Industry Bogdan Bogdanov said that the long-term solution to the problem of personnel shortage is further development of human potential in this country through retention programs as well as dual training.
At the same time, Minister of Education and Science Galin Tsokov believed that one of the most successful programs was internships for students.
“In the new period of the ‘Education’ program, another module will be assigned to it – for work-study studies in higher education. It will integrate student training and scientific research into business development. » underlined the minister.
Minister of Innovation and Growth Milena Stoycheva said that among the main priorities of her ministry is the construction of several innovation valleys in Bulgaria. Furthermore, Stoycheva emphasized that all contracts with approved companies that applied under the Recovery and Sustainability Plan procedures have already been concluded.
Furthermore, the minister noted that 221 companies in northeastern Bulgaria received more than 4 million leva for their projects under the program. “ICT and cybersecurity” procedure. She highlighted that 101 companies in the region have been approved under the “Technological modernization” procedure while emphasizing that around 24 million BGN will be distributed between them.