BALKAN INSTITUTE FOR LABOUR AND SOCIAL POLICY

    

OUR FIELDS OF EXPERTISE

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Our team has extensive experience in developing and managing projects, programmes and large consortia, under a wide range of funding instruments and donors.

CSR

CSR

We support and participate in various CSR initiatives including analyses, social audits, round tables, curricula development, social dialogue and education trainings.

LABOUR MARKET

LABOUR MARKET

Our work involves diverse analyses, assessments and ex-post evaluations of national and international initiatives, reforms, programmes and policies.

SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK

SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK

Our team conducts social audits, including inspection of health and safety at work. We offer consultancy services and analyses for the improvement of working conditions.

INTEGRATED SERVICES

INTEGRATED SERVICES

We create tailor-made services to stakeholders and the community. Through integrated and personalised approach we bring society and solidarity to the next level.

ORIENTATION AND TRAINING

ORIENTATION AND TRAINING

We provide professional coaching and training of adults, supporting their efforts to upgrade their knowledge and skills, in order to adapt to the labor market dynamics.

INNOVATION

INNOVATION

We try to bring together social innovations and new technologies to the service of people and communities in improving their every day lives and well-being.

OTHER

OTHER

We are also active in a wide range of research, such as HR, work-ability assessments, social and economic impact of reforms, regional development, industrial relations, etc.

FEATURING

OUR TEAM

Our team consists of permanent staff of 16 employees and more thаn 40 associated external thematic experts.
You can expect professional attitude, quality and efficacity in our work.
IVAN NEYKOV

IVAN NEYKOV

CHAIRMAN OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD

has over 30 years of experience in the fields of social policy, labor law and industrial relations. His work involves analyses, expert assessments and strategies.

DIMITAR MATEV

DIMITAR MATEV

VICE CHAIR

has over 20 years experience in funds and programme management. His work focuses on CSR, industrial relations, and socal auditing for Fair Labor Association.

YORDAN DIMITROV

YORDAN DIMITROV

OPERATIONS MANAGER

has almost 20 years of experience in programmes and projects management. He is leads the research activity of the Institute.

ZLATKA GOSPODINOVA

ZLATKA GOSPODINOVA

CSR SOCIAL AUDITOR

has nearly 20 years of experience in projects management and coordination, as well as almost 15 years of experience as a CSR and social audits expert for international organisations like Fair Wear Foundation and Fair Labor Association.

YORDANKA STOYANOVA

YORDANKA STOYANOVA

SENIOR ADVISER

has over 25 years of experience with a focus on internationally financed grant schemes and projects monitoring, evaluation, and coaching to grant beneficiaries.

MARIA MINKOVA

MARIA MINKOVA

PROGRAMME MANAGER

has nearly 20 years of experience in outreach, funds, programmes and projects management with a focus on environmental protection.

Valentina Stoitseva

Valentina Stoitseva

PROJECT MANAGER

has over 10 years of experience in project administration under the Operative Programmes Human Resources Development and Competitiveness in Bulgaria.

Galina Boncheva

Galina Boncheva

VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE COACH

has over 20 years of experience in training, vocational guidance and coaching of youth and vulnerable groups. She has degree in educational pedagogy.

Borislava Borisova

Borislava Borisova

VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE COACH

has over 15 years of experience in training, vocational guidance and coaching of youth and vulnerable groups. She has degree in educational pedagogy.

Rosen Matev

Rosen Matev

PROJECT COORDINATOR

has over 10 years of experience in project drafting, consortium building, project coordination and administration for several donors, mainly the EU.

MIRA DAKOVSKA

MIRA DAKOVSKA

PROJECT COORDINATOR

has over 10 year of experience in project management under Bulgarian Operational Programmes. Her interests lie in vocational education and training, and career guidance.

Nadejda Miteva

Nadejda Miteva

PROJECT COORDINATOR

has interests in social innovations, social policy research & evaluation, and project management. She is the newest member of BILSP and welcomes challenges, team work and solo research.

Vera Veleva

Vera Veleva

PROJECT COORDINATOR

has experience in proposal drafting and coordination for national and European-level donors. Her current interest lie in technology innovations for active ageing.

Richard Wheeler

Richard Wheeler

EUROPEAN OPERATIONS ADVISER

is a specialist in artificial intelligence and computer science with long-dated experience with the Programme for research and innovations of the EU.

ABOUT

Investing in people and partnerships

The Balkan Institute of Labour and Social Policy is a non-governmental, voluntary, independent and non-political non-profit association established in September 2001.

BILSP works in priority areas such as managing European funds and other international donor programs, corporate social responsibility, lifelong learning, labour market, human resources, industrial relations, social security and social protection, health and safety at work, labour law, social policy, social entrepreneurship, and vocational training. BILSP has a wide national network of 15 associated partner organisations in 15 districts in Bulgaria that help BILSP to effectively carry out activities in the regions and provide national and regional coverage. International partners of BILSP are non-governmental organisations, research institutes, universities, business and consultancy companies from Austria, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Greece, Spain, Slovenia, Romania, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, USA, Macedonia, Albania and Serbia. BILSP has implemented and works on projects commissioned by: Bulgarian OP Contracting Authorities, the European Commission, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions - Dublin, the International Trade Union Confederation, the International Labour Organization, the World Bank, UNDP, Fair Labor Association, USA (FLA), Fair Wear Foundation - The Netherlands, GTZ - Germany, GVG - Germany, Freedom House - USA, Conrad Adenauer Foundation.