Агенция за регионално икономическо развитие - Стара Загора

Operational Programme “Human Resources Development”

The strategic objective of the HRD OP is to improve the quality of life of people in Bulgaria through enhancement of the human capital, achievement of high employment levels, improvement of the productivity, access to high-quality education and lifelong learning and strengthening the social inclusion.

 This means: to invest in people so that they acquire new knowledge and skills, strengthen the practice for lifelong learning aimed at professional realization during the whole active life; to guarantee to all adequate participation in the society and the right to decent work; to achieve higher quality of the labour force; to guarantee access to high-quality education and training for all; to make the social protection more sustainable and “active”; to ensure equal opportunities, to promote development of the social economy sector, and as a result of all purpose-oriented actions –to achieve economic and social cohesion.

In the course of implementation of the HRD OP will be pursued the following specific objectives:

  • Increasing the labour supply and the quality of the labour force;
  • More intensive investment in the human capital through better and more accessible education;
  • More social capital, partnerships and networks and development of the social economy.

In order to attain the set up objectives it is envisaged that the Operational programme will focus on achievement of the following priority axes:

  • Promotion of economic activity and development of inclusive labour market;
  • Raising the productivity and adaptability of the employed persons;
  • Improving the quality of education and training in correspondence with the labour market needs for building a knowledge-based economy;
  • Improving the access to education and training;
  • Social inclusion and promotion of social economy;
  • Improving the effectiveness of labour market institutions and of social and healthcare services;
  • Transnational and interregional cooperation.  


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127 General Stoletov Street,
6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
tel. (+359 42) 605007,
fax (+359 42) 638075,
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Green Infrastructure Network

Brochure Green Infrastructure Network

Green Infrastructure is addressing the spatial structure of natural and semi-natural areas but also other environmental features which enable citizens to benefit from its multiple services. The underlying principle of Green Infrastructure is that the same area of land can frequently offer multiple benefits if its ecosystems are in a healthy state. Green Infrastructure investments are generally characterized by a high level of return over time, provide job opportunities, and can be a cost-effective alternative or be complementary to 'grey' infrastructure and intensive land use change. It serves the interests of both people and nature.

The Commission has produced a brochure explaining the main issues of Green Infrastructure.  More detailed background on Green Infrastructure, including relevant studies with best practice examples, can be found here.

For illustrations of the Green Infrastructure concept click here.

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