Balkan Institute for Labour and Social Policy
The Balkan Institute for Labor and Social Policy (BILSP) is a non-governmental, voluntary, independent, non-political and non-profit association established in September 2001.
BILSP works in priority areas such as EU funds management, other international donors’ funds management, corporate social responsibility, life long learning, labor market, human resources, industrial relations, social insurance and social protection, occupational safety and health, labor legislation, social policy, social entrepreneurship, vocational training.
BILSP offers the following services related to the above mentioned priority areas:
· Managing projects and programs funded by international and national donors
· Doing consultancies
· Providing trainings.
· Monitoring and evaluation of policies, programs and projects
· Developing monitoring and evaluation systems
· Capacity and institutional building
· Developing strategic plans, programs and projects
· Making economic and social analysis
· Social audits
BILSP has 10 people permanent staff who have managerial, administrative and expert responsibilities.
In addition, BILSP has a pool of more than 40 associated external consultants/experts that provide expert service to BILSP.
BILSP has a good and productive partnership with individual consultants and reputable lecturers and specialists from EU and other countries who could support the Institute upon request whenever the need for their services arises.
BILSP physical infrastructure
BILSP has two offices in Sofia. The main one is the BILSP headquarters where the permanent staff is located and the second one is for temporary projects and staff. The two offices are fully equipped for approximately 20 working places with modern technical and communication infrastructure. In addition the two offices have enough space and are properly equipped for group and separate meetings and assignments.
BILSP has a representative located in Brussels ensuring easy communication with international partners and clients as well as firsthand access to the European and international informational environment.
BILSP has 15 associated partner organizations in 15 districts in Bulgaria that help BILSP to undertake effectively regional activities and to have nation-wide coverage.
Partners of the BILSP are non-governmental organizations and consultant companies from Denmark, Italy, Germany, Greece, Spain, United Kingdom, USA, Netherlands, Romania, Macedonia and Serbia
They have implemented and are working on projects assigned by:
· The European Commission
· The European Foundation for Improving Living and Working Conditions - Dublin
· The International Trade Union Confederation
· The International Labor Organization
· The World Bank
· The United Nations Development Program
· Fair Labor Association (FLA)
· GTZ – Germany
· GVG - Germany
· Freedom House – USA
· “Konrad Adenauer” FoundationSee more