Online Study Visit in Bulgaria
On October 29, the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce organized the fourth Study Visit of the CVETNET project in which CVETNET partners such as the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and the Dobrich Chamber of Commerce participated.
The objective of the study visit was to present the main activities of the chambers in Bulgaria regarding EU funded projects. The speakers invited by Bulgarian partners presented the characteristics of the projects they have implemented and the main results obtained in terms of VET and digital transformation.
Stefan Kostadinov, project expert of the Bulgarian Chamber explained the role of the Chamber of Commerce of Bulgaria and the services offered to Bulgarian SMEs, and to the regional network of chambers located around Bulgaria. The Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce has participated in more than 50 funded projects in the frame of Interreg, Erasmus +, Horizon, etc.
In the fields of digitalization, the Bulgarian Chamber has implemented different projects:
- Divet (new jobs qualifications profiles)
- VOJEXT (cognitive autonomous systems for human-robot interaction in industry)
- SKILLS+ (Enhance the competitiveness of rural through ICT tools)
- IMMIJOBS (Integration of third county nationals)
- GPP FURNITURE (Green Public Procurement)
Currently, the Bulgarian Chamber is developing a project in which a Social Media platform is being developed.
Karmen Vranchev, member of the CVETNET consortium and Head of Member Service & Events of the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Bulgaria) presented the main services offered by the chamber and its role in Dual VET in the country. The dual vocational learning (work-based learning) is regulated in Bulgaria since 2015. Thereby mentoring training is gaining importance. Krassimira Dimitrova, member of the AHK organization and responsible of the EUKI Project (Young Energy Europe), explained different success stories of employee’s training as Energy Scouts to contribute and monitor the energy consumption in their companies.
At the end of the Study Visit, Vesselina Stoyanova, responsible of projects in the Chamber of Dobrich and member of the CVETNET consortium concluded the Study Visit introducing the topic of Cultural and Natural Heritage in the digital world. Vesselina Stoyanova presented the Cherish project, an e-learning program of didactic modules to reinforce the sustainable management of Non Reproducible Goods that include Cultural Heritage as well as Natural Capital.
The study visit was very useful to exchange views about different approaches about how the Chambers are supporting employability and how they helping entreprises ( employers and workers) to update their competences to the new digital working world.
Bulgarien Chamber of Commerce
Dobrich Chamber of Commerce